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October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Fronted by award-winning electric jazz harpist Maria-Christina Harper SoundCellar are delighted to present The Harper Trio. The group create an inventive, spiritual jazz sound and also feature drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio, Nadine Shah) and saxophonist, Josephine Davies (Instrumentalist of The Year, Parliamentary Jazz Awards).

This gig will take place at The Grasshopper,
139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.

Please note: If parking in either of the car parks at The Grasshopper, you must register your vehicle on one of the dedicated terminals at the bar or in the function room.

Ticket link below

With her anarchic spirit and an interest in exploring what the harp can do, Maria-Christina Harper presents her instrument in new and exciting ways. Combining her traditional music roots with contemporary Western jazz, the trio create shimmering soundscapes and psychedelic sounds in an irresistible sound cosmos. It’s where East meets West.

In 2023, The Harper Trio released their powerful debut album, ‘Passing By’ to huge critical acclaim. Contemplative, graceful and deeply rewarding, it established them as a new voice at the cutting edge of jazz. Completing the trio is drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio,  Nadine Shah) and saxophonist, Josephine Davies (Instrumentalist of The Year, Parliamentary Jazz Awards).

Live, expect a dynamic, engaging performance that is truly magical, or as one critic suggests, one that “explores the breadth of human emotion and touches your spirit” .

“… a refreshing looseness … bittersweet melodies … deep, contemplative, yielding, with lasting spiritual heft.”  Mojo ****

“.. .an inspirational experience. …. an undeniable magic …ethereal …truly captivating”  UK Vibe ****

“Offers a glimpse of how distinctively Jazz-inflicted exploration of the electric harp might stretch” The Guardian

“skilfully minimal ….full of gentle rewards, that deepen on longer acquaintance… ..would be excellent to hear live” London Jazz News


Maria-Christina Harper: harp
Josephine Davies: saxophone
Evan Jenkins: drums

Entry is £15 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £18 on the door (cash or card).

All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one month

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October 25
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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SoundCellar at The Grasshopper
139 - 141 Bournemouth Rd
Poole, Dorset BH14 9HT United Kingdom
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15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.