Back (again) from Spain. A country blessed with supporting quality live music. Having seen the wonderful Panmanian singer Ruben Blades on the beach for free, as well as a host of top jazz performers, in beautiful San Sebastian three months ago, now the autumn touring season is well under way and even some fairly moderate size towns are hosting an impressive array of live concerts check out http://jazzpalencia.es/. Includes Randy Brecker and Bill Evans in SoulBop band with special guest drummer Simon Philips - saw him play with Hiromi in Budapest, superb. And no, they’re not coming to the UK...
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!“
It was a special pleasure to play recently for the XLP charity in London. Heads South was invited to play for their Thankyou event for over 100 volunteers who mentor young people in deprived inner city areas. Playing our music live for such a worthwhile cause, we are indeed fortunate.
John Harriman is a pianist, bandleader and composer. He plays in a variety of line-ups with a range of musicians and singers including trios and quartets. John also leads award-winning Latin Jazz band ‘Heads South’.