Sunday Morning Jazz Breakfast
Born in Durham and raised on a musical diet of Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin, Jo Harrop moved to London and quickly established herself as one of the most unmistakable voices in British jazz. Having signed to London-based jazz label, Lateralize Records, she released Weathering The Storm, her debut with guitarist, Jamie McCredie, and The Heart Wants, which has received rave reviews everywhere from The Times to The Guardian, been played extensively on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM and is currently riding high in the US Jazz Album Charts.
Following a string of rapturously received tour dates which included two sold out shows at Ronnie Scott’s, Harrop believes she is now coming into her own both as a singer and as a songwriter.
“Her voice is delicious. When she sings, she moves me. A very fine jazz singer.” Iggy Pop – BBC 6 Music
‘A rare mix of delicacy and boldness. Sheer perfection.’ The Guardian
‘Delicious, Exquisite voice.’ Jo Whiley, BBC Radio 2