Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee

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Last Show: Tuesday 15 th August 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Sinatra called her ‘regal’; Duke Ellington called her ‘the queen’.  Jo Harrop pays tribute to the sultriest songstress of all, Peggy Lee, with Alex Webb (piano), Miles Danso (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax), Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee classics as well as swinging out on other great songs from the canon.

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Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee, one of the greatest exponents of Torch Song - those unforgettable laments for unrequited or lost loves.  With Alex Webb (piano), Miles Danso (bass), Joel Prime (drums) and special guest Tony Kofi (alto sax),  the creamy-voiced Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee classics as well as swinging out on other great songs from the canon.

Peggy Lee (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) was one of the great figures of jazz and American popular song, with a career spanning six decades.  She wrote and sang for Disney’s ‘Lady And The Tramp’ as well as appearing in the gritty drama ‘Pete Kelly’s Blues’ and had a string of hits stretching from her early days with Benny Goodman until the 1990s.  Songs featured in the show include Peggy Lee’s 'Fever', 'Why Don’t You Do Right' and 'The Folks Who Live On The Hill'. 

Jo Harrop recently guested on the album ‘Call Me Lucky’ by Alex Webb & The Copasetics, delivering what jazzman.com called ‘a smoothly sumptuous vocal’ on the Webb original ‘End of The Affair’.  The album received four-star reviews in the Guardian and Evening Standard.

Band Lineup

Jo Harrop (vocals)

Alex Webb (piano)

Miles Danso (bass)

Joel Prime (drums)

Tony Kofi (alto sax)