Durham-born Jo Harrop now London resident is a jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O’Day, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn & Billie Holliday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK & Europe, including the Royal Albert Hall, The Sage, The 606 club, Jazz Cafe, Pizza Express Jazz Club, The Hideaway, Zedel, to name a few.

Before finding herself on the jazz scene, Jo began her career as a singer/songwriter and also provided backing vocals for international stars, such as, Leanne Rimes, Enrique Iglesias and Neil Diamond, as well as writing and recording a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album “Radio Contact”.

‘Songs For The Late Hours’, is a collection of bittersweet jazz standards, sung straight from the heart, with feeling, soul, and depth, featuring Jo Harrop’s cool & swinging trio, rising jazz players, Will Barry (p), Harry Sankey (g) & Joe Downard (b) – inspired by the recordings of the greats, Julie London & Barney Kessel, Anita O’Day with Oscar Peterson & Ella Fitzgerald with Joe Pass.

The sleeve notes were written by Lance Liddle, of Jazz Blog, Bebop Spoken Here.

“My love for the art of song writing and interpreting the story within the song, from my own personal experience, is what I love most about singing these amazing timeless standards by some of the worlds greatest writers. You can really get inside of them. One favourite track on the album for me, is the McCoy Tyner track, ‘You Taught My Heart To Sing’ ” JH

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