John Harriman is a critically acclaimed jazz pianist, bandleader and composer. He is renowned for his Latin styles and created Heads South, one of the top award winning bands in the genre. John plays in a variety of bands with leading singers and musicians. He has toured extensively and performed in many jazz clubs and venues in the UK and abroad. “Fine jazz...excellent piano....well worth seeing” The Gig Guide “Impeccable musicianship” The Times “Dazzling solos” The Jazzman “Superb” Latin Jazz USA. more>
HEADS SOUTH Latin Jazz Quintet wlll be at SOUTHAMPTON JAZZ CLUB on TUESDAY AUGUST 20th, and at ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS in Trafalgar Square LONDON on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9th. See detalls on HEADS SOUTH page (click link top of this page)
On Thursday August 22nd, am delighted to be playing with the Nightowls at the Vine Bandstand in Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UH from 6 to 8.30pm . Featuring lovely vocalist Ruth Fahie and led by saxophonist Richard Melkonian.
Our vocal-led band Azur will be performing in the Pantiles on Bank Holiday Sunday, August 25, for the Gin & Jazz Festival 1 to 5pm. Featuring superb Italian songstress Irene Serra “Entrancing’ Time Out, myself on piano, leading Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido, and Tristan Banks on drums (David Gilmour, Marcos Valle, Mike Lindup, Beverley Knight etc)
Wow this gig was a great example of how to host a terrific event in spite of and in the face of…horrific weather, and in a marquee !
And what’s more a gig in which mid way through, half of the guests get up and dance impeccably coordinated Salsa dance routines to one of our Latin favorites. The hostess was very kind :
“John’s trio was absolutely superb, playing a terrific selection of Jazz, Latin, and Salsa. It was lovely background while we ate and then really got the party going, guests just couldn’t wait to get on their feet. I can’t recommend them enough!“
We have posted a playlist on Spotify of some tracks “Heads South likes listening to..” https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4V4pf8Tx3DUIGOqehMSFTb This photo is taken overlooking Ipanema Beach which I was lucky enough to visit a few months back, inspiring !!
Jazz Duo featuring John Harriman on piano and James Sunney on double bass ! 7.30pm Tel 01892 527000
In the Pantiles Tunbridge Wells at the Grey Lady with terrific singer Anton Browne, Bob Bernard on sax, James Sunney bass and Tony Macdonnell on drums