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Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho, London - listings for September and October 2019.

Thursday, September 05, 2019


Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
http://www.ronnniescotts.co.uk

SEPTEMBER 2019
LISTINGS


Monday 2nd September 2019 - Saturday 7th September 2019
GEORGIE FAME & THE BLUE FLAMES
Throughout his 40-year career, Georgie Fame has recorded over 20 albums and 14 hit singles. He is equally at home in the company of jazz groups and big bands, orchestras, rock groups and his own band, The Blue Flames – one of the highly renowned British rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, ska and pop group during the 1960s. As a sideman, Georgie Fame has recorded with many artists, including Gene Vincent, Prince Buster, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Joan Armatrading, Andy Fairweather-Low, Bill Wyman and Van Morrison. Ever on the road, Georgie Fame continues to perform his unique blend of jazz/rhythm and blues for live audiences at clubs and music festivals throughout Europe.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6pm & 10.30pm / £45.00 - £65.00

Sunday 8th September 2019
THE TIERNEY SUTTON BAND
A nine-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received eight consecutive nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”: a nomination for every project she has released for the last decade. With a recording and touring history spanning over 20 years and nine CDs, The Tierney Sutton Band, “TSB” has travelled a rare path. Comprised of Sutton and instrumental virtuosos, the band functions as a true collaborative (and legally incorporated) unit and makes all musical as well as business decisions as partners. In 2011 the TSB received a Grammy nomination for its collaborative arranging, the only collaborative team ever to receive that honour.
Line-up: Tierney Sutton – vocals; Christian Jacobs – piano; Kevin Axt – bass; Ray Brinker – drums.
Doors 6.30pm / £25.00 - £42.50


SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: JAZZ DYNAMOS
Ronnie Scott’s Sunday Jazz Lunch combines superb jazz with a top-notch Sunday roast (optional). With music ranging from boogie-woogie, jive and jazz vocalists there is music to suit every taste.  With a kid’s menu and concessions, it presents a great opportunity to introduce children to jazz in a setting that is informal yet retains the ambience expected from this iconic Soho venue.
Performing music from the last 80 years Jazz Dynamos transform songs - mixing jazz and swing with bossa, samba, and contemporary pop music (occasionally all at the same time!) and, following their 3 previous sold out shows, look forward to returning to Ronnie Scott’s with their unique musical mix on February 19th.
Doors 12pm/£13.50 - £16.50

Monday 9th September 2019 - Wednesday 11th September 2019
LARRY CARLTON
Nineteen-time Grammy-nominee, four-time Grammy-winner and all-time guitar great, Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, “A Little Help From My Friends”. His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others. He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi-platinum jazz super group Fourplay. With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.
Line-up: Larry Carlton – Guitar; Claus Fischer – Bass; Paul ‘Shilts’ Weimar; Hardy Fischötter – Drums; Jesse Milliner - Keys
Doors 5.30pm & 9.30pm / £35.00 - £60.00

Thursday 12th September 2019
YARON HERMAN
There is something magical about Yaron Herman’s life story. He was born 1981 in Tel Aviv and started out on a promising career as a basketball player, but that was cut short by a serious injury that ended his sporting ambitions. He only decided to take up playing the piano at the age of 16. His enthusiasm and talent meant that he quickly became the pianist that everyone was talking about with admiration and astonishment. Today, Herman has become one of the most popular and most regarded pianists of his generation. His music transcends all genre boundaries. With his love of adventure he blurs all borders between jazz, pop and classical and manages to draw his audience into a world full of innovation, joy and seemingly inexhaustible energy.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6pm / £30.00 - £47.50

Friday 13th September 2019 - Saturday 14th September 2019
IAN SHAW
With 15 studio albums to his own name in a career spanning three decades, Ian Shaw is widely regarded as the best jazz vocalist the UK has produced. He is also a talented pianist, songwriter, presenter, record producer and actor. Alongside performances at the major London venues, Shaw tours throughout the UK at theatres and arts centres and has played all of the main jazz festivals here. He has performed at numerous venues in the US including Jazz at the Lincoln Center; three of his recordings are on US labels. Ian is a frequent visitor to Canada, as result of regular play on the Toronto-based Jazz.FM91 and has toured Australia and the Far East several times. Ian Shaw is “praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz singer the United Kingdom has to offer” (Jazz Times, US).
Line-up: Ian Shaw – vocals; Barry Green – piano; Mick Hutton – bass; Dave Ohm – drums
Doors 6pm, & 10.30pm / £25.00 - £52.50

Sunday 15th September
RONNIE SCOTT’S BLUES EXPLOSION
Our monthly blues show featuring top performers from the world of jazz and blues music ! Co-Led by Pianist/Vocalist Paddy Milner and explosive funk, blues and jazz guitarist Tony Remy (Incognito, Annie Lennox and Craig David) and featuring superb guitarist/vocalist Marcus Bonfanti, the electrifying Blues Explosion specialises in blues music from Chicago to the Delta, West Coast and British. Expect blues classics from Eric Clapton, BB King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Peter Green, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Cray amongst others.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6.30pm/£30.00 - £47.50


SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: BLUE HARLEM
Ronnie Scott’s Sunday Jazz Lunch combines superb jazz with a top-notch Sunday roast (optional). With music ranging from boogie-woogie, jive and jazz vocalists there is music to suit every taste.  With a kid’s menu and concessions, it presents a great opportunity to introduce children to jazz in a setting that is informal yet retains the ambience expected from this iconic Soho venue.
Blue Harlem have been widely regarded as one of the top swing/jump-blues bands on the London scene for over 15 years. They have become regular favourites at venues such as the world famous Ronnie Scott’s, The100 Club, The Hippodrome, Hideaway, Jitterbugs and many, many more.
Doors 12pm/£13.50 - £16.50

Monday 16th September 2019 - Tuesday 17th September 2019
RICHARD GALLIANO
Richard Galliano has succeeded, through his musical emphasis on melody, rhythm, and harmony, in imposing his instrument in musical contexts that previously ignored it – jazz festivals and classical concert halls. During his long and prolific career, the award-winning accordionist has recorded more than 50 albums under his name. He also collaborates with an impressive number of prestigious artists and musicians including Chet Baker, Eddy Louiss, Ron Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Charlie Haden, Gary Burton, Michel Portal, Toots Thielemans, and Kurt Elling. In 2016, François Hollande made him Officer of the National Order of Merit.
Line-up: See website for details
Doors: 6pm / £35.00 - £55.00

Wednesday 18th September 2019
BINKER GOLDING - ALBUM LAUNCH “ABSTRACTIONS OF REALITY PAST & INCREDIBLE FEATHERS”
Binker Golding is best known for playing saxophone in the jazz duo Binker and Moses. He’s also played and recorded with Zara McFarlane, Mr. Jukes, Moses Boyd’s Exodus, Sarah Tandy, Ashley Henry, Maisha & others.” The multi-award-winning Golding is generally regarded as a musician playing a key role in the innovations at the forefront of the new London jazz scene. His new group, the Binker Golding Quartet, features compositions exclusively by the bandleader with a greater emphasis on detail and harmonic sophistication. Expect jazz and fusion sounds from the 80s and early 90s mixed with contemporary London jazz, with influences ranging from Michael Brecker to Barry White, whilst retaining a sound and feel unique to the band.
Line-up: Binker Golding – sax, Sarah Tandy – piano, Dan Casimir – bass, Sam Jones – drums
Doors: 6.00pm / £12.50 - £28.50


Thursday 19th September – Saturday 21st September
JOE BATAAN
The son of a Filipino mother and African American father, Latin soul pioneer grew up among Puerto Ricans in East Harlem, New York.  Running with a street gang called the Dragons, he was arrested for auto theft and did several years of prison time, but upon his release in 1965 he turned his energy into music.
His soulful voice and creative arrangements on songs like Subway Joe (1968), recorded on the Fania record label, appealed to a diverse audience.  In the era of the bugalú and Latin soul he became a leading innovator in the blending of African American and Latin Caribbean styles.
Line-up: Joe Bataan (Lead Vocals/Keys); Yvonne Nitoliano (Vocals); Matt Roberts )Trumpet/Flugelhorn – Musical Director); Barnaby Dickinson (Trombone); Sammy Mayne Or Andy Ross (Alto Sax/Flute); TBC (Piano/Key)s; Al Cherry (Guitar); Dan Drury (Bass); Adam Betts (Drums); Snowboy (Percussion).
Doors: 6.00pm (Thurs) or 6.00pm & 10.30pm (Fri – Sat)
£40.00 - £55.00


Sunday 22nd September 2019
NATALIE WILLIAMS’ SOUL FAMILY – SOLD OUT
Hosted by the wonderfully charismatic and talented soul-jazz singer, Natalie Williams and her band, Soul Family Sundays offers the chance to catch some of the best R&B, soul fam jazz musicians the UK has to offer, up close and personal… While guests vary from month to month, there is always an opportunity to hear music of the highest quality where the stars of the British scene showcase their cutting edge material as well as playing soulful covers and classic tunes in an exciting ad hoc setting…Line-up: See website for details
Doors 6.30pm / £25.00 - £47.50


Sunday Jazz Lunch: The Swingles
Ronnie Scott’s Sunday Jazz Lunch combines superb jazz with a top-notch Sunday roast (optional). With music ranging from boogie-woogie, jive and jazz vocalists there is music to suit every taste.  With a kid’s menu and concessions, it presents a great opportunity to introduce children to jazz in a setting that is informal yet retains the ambience expected from this iconic Soho venue.
For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognised as masters of their craft.
Doors 12pm/£20.00 - £30.00


Monday 23rd September 2019 - Tuesday 24th September 2019
KURT ROSENWINKEL BANDIT 65
Bandit 65 is a co-led trio with Tim Motzer and Gintas Janusonis. This band is a completely free improvisational group with incredible chemistry that explores the inner and outer regions of the universe.
Line-up: Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar, electronics, Tim Motzer – acoustic guitar, guitar synth, electronics, Gintas Janusonis – drums, percussion
Doors 6.30pm / £25.00 - £47.50


Wednesday 25th September 2019 - Sunday 29th September 2019
STACEY KENT
At the age of 14, the American singer discovered the endless charms of the album, Getz/ Gilberto, an historic encounter of jazz and bossa nova, after which nothing would ever be the same. Over the course of a musical journey that has wandered freely in the open spaces of jazz and song, Brazil became, in her eyes, more than a country: a kind of internalized poetic horizon, a chosen land on an intimate scale, adjusted to the proportions of her soul, her singing and her inspiration. Whether she literally celebrates them through covers of Tom Jobim, Sergio Mendes or Luiz Bonfá, or whether she summons the spirit through the finesse of her performances, Kent has never loosened the emotional ties that bind her to Brazilian music. Stacey’s appearance at Ronnie Scott’s is an annual homecoming not to be missed!
Line up: Stacey Kent – vocals; Jim Tomlinson – saxes, flute; Graham Harvey – piano, fender; Jeremy Brown – bass; Josh Morrison – drums. 
Doors: 6pm & 10.30pm, 6.30pm / £45.00-£65.00


Sunday Jazz Lunch: Down for the Count – SOLD OUT
Ronnie Scott’s Sunday Jazz Lunch combines superb jazz with a top-notch Sunday roast (optional). With music ranging from boogie-woogie, jive and jazz vocalists there is music to suit every taste.  With a kid’s menu and concessions, it presents a great opportunity to introduce children to jazz in a setting that is informal yet retains the ambience expected from this iconic Soho venue.
Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. Since bursting onto the scene in 2013, Down for the Count have quickly earned themselves a reputation as one of the hardest swinging bands in the UK. They are constantly in demand, with performance credits including Twinwood Festival, The London Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Hideaway Streatham, Le Caveau de la Huchette in Paris and now Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club in London.
Doors 12pm/£13.50 - £16.50


Monday 30th September 2019
THE RCM BIG BAND DIRECTED BY MARK ARMSTRONG FEATURING PETER BEETS
As one of the most sought-after jazz artists of our time, Peter Beets has attracted a devoted international audience, performing regularly at major jazz festivals and venues throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. He has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, “Toots” Thielemans, Elvin Jones, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson and Kurt Rosenwinkel. One of his earliest recordings, “First Date” (1996), featured the great Jeff Hamilton on drums. In 2001 the Criss Cross label invited Peter for a series of CDs with his “New York Trio”, inviting artists like Willie Jones III, Larry Grenadier and Greg Hutchinson, earning him international acclaim. Here performing two sets “Chopin meets the Blues” and “Celebrating Gershwin”, this is set to be a stunning evening of Big Band music
Line-up: See website for details
Doors: 6.00pm / £30.00 - £47.50


OCTOBER 2019
LISTINGS
WHAT’S ON – OCTOBER


Tuesday 1st October
EABS FEATURING TENDERLONIOUS
Multi award winning Polish jazz septet EABS are widely considered to be one of the most exciting and accomplished jazz bands in the world right now. They apply an innovative approach to jazz, distilling it through the prism of hip-hop, mixing it with elements of soul, funk, electronic music, and of course, traditional polish jazz. This show features rising star of the London jazz scene and flautist Tenderlonious, most recently seen at the club in October 2018 with the 22a archestra.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors: 6.00pm
£20.00 - £42.50


Wed 2nd – Thurs 3rd October
OZ NOY TRIO FEAT. JIMMY HASLIP & DENNIS CHAMBERS
“It’s Jazz. It just doesn’t sound like it.” Born in Israel, Oz started his professional career at the age of 13 playing jazz, blues, pop and rock music. By age 16, he was playing with top Israeli musicians and artists. By age 24, he was one of the most established studio guitar players in the country. Oz was also a member of the house band on Israel’s top-rated television show for more than two years. Since his 1996 arrival in New York, Oz has made a huge impact on the local and international music scene. His unique and intoxicating style has broken all the rules of instrumental guitar music by focusing on the groove. All stars such as Keith Carlock, Anton Fig, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dave Weckl often contribute on drums, with bassists Will Lee, James Genus, and Reggie Washington.
Doors: 6.00pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Friday 4th October
ETIENNE MBAPPÉ & THE PROPHETS
With a rich, singing tone and an unerring gift for melody, bassist Etienne Mbappé imparts even the most demanding musical contexts with a grace, warmth, and humanity that transcends boundaries, genres, and languages. His gifts have been put to use as a member of John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension and the Ringers (with Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, and Gary Novak), along sideman appearances with Joe Zawinul, Manu Dibango, Robben Ford, Slif Keita, Ray Charles, Steps Ahead, and saxophonist Bill Evans. His most recent album How Near How Far was released in 2016.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6.00pm or 10.30pm
£25.00 - £47.50


Saturday 5th October
CHINA MOSES
China Moses is a high voltage soul/jazz diva with a career as a singer as well as presenter for MTV France, TSF Jazz Radio and more. The daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert Moses was born in Los Angeles and raised in Paris, France. Her albums brought her work with renowned names like Guru, DJ Mehdi, Karriem Riggins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Anthony Marshall and sound engineer Bob Power. Besides China’s weekly radio show ‘Made in China’ on TSF Jazz in France, she was recently announced as new host on JazzFM in the UK where she presents ‘JazzFM Loves’.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6.00pm or 10.30pm
£30.00 - £52.50


Sunday 6th October
RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA
One of the UK’s finest Big Bands teeming with first-class players and appearing under the Musical Directorship of award-winning band leader Pete Long.  The Ronnie Scott’s Big Band is comprised of some of the greatest talents on the UK jazz scene and presents “The Story So Far…” featuring the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, The Rat Pack and Benny Goodman.
Doors 6.30pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Sunday Jazz lunch: Elaine Delmar
Ronnie Scott’s Sunday Jazz Lunch combines superb jazz with a top-notch Sunday roast (optional). With music ranging from boogie-woogie, jive and jazz vocalists there is music to suit every taste.  With a kid’s menu and concessions, it presents a great opportunity to introduce children to jazz in a setting that is informal yet retains the ambience expected from this iconic Soho venue.
Elaine Delmar has long been established as a singer of the very highest calibre - with the voice, looks and personality that have captivated audiences wherever she has appeared the world over.
Doors 12pm/£13.50 – 16.50

Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th October
TOM HARRELL
Voted “Trumpeter of the Year of 2018 “by the Jazz Journalists Association (JJA), Tom Harrell is one of the most creative and dynamic jazz instrumentalists and composers of our time. While Harrell is a master of the jazz idiom, he constantly seeks new challenges and influences. He has written scores and arrangements for ballet and symphony and chamber orchestras. Even with a discography of over 280 recordings and a career that spans more than five decades, Harrell has managed to stay fresh and current as he continues to actively record and tour around the world. Harrell all but transcends musical labels. His music runs the gamut from the modal and melodic to uncommon modernisms that sonically broach the film soundtrack and/or the avant-garde.
Line-up: Tom Harrell (trumpet); Charles Altura (guitar); Ugonna Okegwo (bass); Johnathan Blake (drums).
Doors 6.00pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th October
JOHN SURMAN’S INVISIBLE THREADS
John Surman is a musician and composer whose career spans over four decades. He began playing jazz as a schoolboy in his native Devon where he was asked to join a band led by composer-bandleader Mike Westbrook. This connection was to prove a fruitful one for both, and so began a journey that would take Surman around the world and see him develop not only as a musician and composer but into a true jazz original. Since then, Surnman’s work has been varied and no matter how he makes jazz – whether with a string quartet or jazz rhythm section – it is always Surman’s music, always his distinctive voice you hear. His first album was released in 1968 and featured Surman’s Calypso jazz group co-led with Trinidadian pianist Russell Henderson and his own compositions with an 11-piece band that included many of Britain’s finest young players. Surman has played with numerous artists and musicians over the years and was part of Ronnie Scott’s band in the 1960s.  Aged 74 years old, there is no sign of a quiet retirement on Surman’s part.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors: 6.00pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Friday 11th October
ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS
Ilhan Ersahin is an instrumentalist, composer, music producer, club owner, jazz festival curator, and proprietor of his own record label. Growing up in Stockholm of a Swedish mother and Turkish father, Ersahin was steeped early on in the records his older siblings would bring home and eventually picked up a sax to begin a journey that would lead him deep into the realms of jazz greats like John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk. Trained in the more traditional schools of jazz, Ersahin spent a brief stint at the Berklee College of Music in his late teens, but quickly migrated to New York’s East Village in the early 1990s. Projects such as Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions only serve to cement Ersahin’s reputation as an innovator and pioneer.
Line-up: Ilhan Ersahin (saxophone); Alp Ersonmez (bass); Izzet Kizil (percussion); Turgut Alp Bekoglu (drums).
Doors: 6.00pm or 10.30pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Saturday 13th October
OSIBISA
London during the 70s witnessed the band Osibisa - led by the Godfather of Ghanaian Afrobeat Teddy Osei - launch their unique brand of African fusion music on the world stage to an adoring public. Inspired by West African and Caribbean roots, Osibisa became one of the first African Caribbean groups that appealed to a mainstream audience with their fusion of jazz, funk, calypso, Latin, pop and rock references. The definition of ‘Osibisa’ is the criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness and their hits include ‘Sunshine Day’, ‘Gong Gong Song’, ‘Dance the Body Music’ and ‘The Coffee Song’. As their 50th anniversary approaches in 2019, Osibisa will release their first new album in 15 years, coupled with a new show celebrating the band’s achievements and their ‘happy music’ ideology.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors: 6.00pm or 10.30pm
£30.00 - £52.50


Sunday 13th October
STANLEY CLARKE BAND FEAT. CAMERON GRAVES & BEKA GOCHIASHVILI
Four-time Grammy winner Stanley Clarke is quite possibly the most celebrated acoustic and electric bassist in the world. As a performer, composer, conductor, arranger, recording artist, producer, and film scorer known for his ferocious dexterity and consummate musicality, Clarke is a true pioneer in jazz and of the bass itself. Unquestionably he is a “living legend,” lauded with every conceivable award available to a musician in his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. For this show, Clarke is joined by West Coast Get Down founder Cameron Graves and
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 4.00pm & 8.00pm
£50.00 - £65.00


Sunday Jazz lunch: No Sunday lunch today


Monday 14th – Wednesday 16th October
JOEY DEFRANCESCO TRIO
Raised in Philadelphia, this is where the foundation of his musical roots in Jazz, Blues and other musical art forms were born. To hear Joey DeFrancesco today, his music embodies the traditional art form infused with a distinct modern approach, just part of what makes his music unmistakably his own. 2019 sees the Master Organist celebrate the 30th Anniversary of his debut album and the release of the adventurous recording In the Key of The Universe, available March 1 on Mack Avenue Records.
Line-up: see website foe details
Doors 6.00pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Thursday 17th – Saturday 19th October
SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS
Soil & “Pimp” Sessions is an explosive Japanese jazz band, comprised of five musicians and combine the highest musicianship with the coolest of cool sounds and atmosphere. They originally met at a club event in Tokyo in 2001 where the Tokyo club scene was dominated by DJs. Soil & “Pimp” Sessions broke the mold as live pioneers and gained recognition for performing an original form of aggressive alternative jazz. Shacho, who holds a rather unusual title in a jazz band as “the agitator”, plays a key role in this by stirring and stimulating the audience.
Line-up: Shacho (agitator, spirit), Tabu zombie (trumpet), Josei (piano), Akita Goldman (bass) and Midorin (drums).
Doors 6.00pm
£20.00 - £52.50


Sunday 20th October
THEO CROKER: ‘STAR PEOPLE NATION’
Theo Croker is a trumpeter, composer, songwriter and innovative hip-hop producer who plays on the razor-sharp edge, merging genres and idioms. He is a “rare American jazzman, who draws on the legacy of Fela Kuti, as much as that of Miles Davis.” (Wall Street Journal) Grandson of legendary trumpeter Doc Cheatham, Croker draws upon traditional fundamentals, then carries them forward. He “[personifies] the excitement of avant-garde jazz fusion… better than any other jazz trumpeter today.” (San Diego County News). Croker is a three-time Echo Award nominee, as well as a Theodore Presser Award recipient. His most recent album Star People Nation was released in May 2019.
Line-up: Theo Croker (trumpet); Anthony Ware (sax), Michael King (keys), Eric Wheeler (bass) & Kassa Overall (drums).
Doors 6.30pm
£20.00 - £47.50


Sunday Jazz lunch: Jivin’ Miss Daisy
Ronnie Scott’s Sunday Jazz Lunch combines superb jazz with a top-notch Sunday roast (optional). With music ranging from boogie-woogie, jive and jazz vocalists there is music to suit every taste.  With a kid’s menu and concessions, it presents a great opportunity to introduce children to jazz in a setting that is informal yet retains the ambience expected from this iconic Soho venue.
Jivin’ Miss Daisy, London’s premier swing band, will be playing great songs from Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin as well as classics from Basie, Ellington and others. Bass player Simon Thorpe leads these top musicians in a guaranteed swinging Sunday session. The band are currently promoting their new CD, Whoop-De-Doo Songs which will be available at the club.
Doors 12.00pm/£15.00 - £20.00


Mon 21st – Sat 26th October
MINGUS BIG BAND
The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly residencies in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternates with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has ten recordings to its credit, seven of which have been nominated for Grammys.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors:
Mon- Thurs: 5.30pm & 9.30pm
Fri – Sat: 6.00pm & 10.30pm
£30.00 - £52.00


Sunday 27th October
RONNIE SCOTT’S BLUES EXPLOSION
Our monthly blues show featuring top performers from the world of jazz and blues music ! Co-Led by Pianist/Vocalist Paddy Milner and explosive funk, blues and jazz guitarist Tony Remy (Incognito, Annie Lennox and Craig David) and featuring superb guitarist/vocalist Marcus Bonfanti, the electrifying Blues Explosion specialises in blues music from Chicago to the Delta, West Coast and Britain. Expect blues classics from Eric Clapton, BB King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Albert King, Peter Green, Howlin’ Wolf and Robert Cray amongst others.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6.30pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Sunday Jazz lunch: That’s Life with Gary Williams
Ronnie Scott’s Sunday Jazz Lunch combines superb jazz with a top-notch Sunday roast (optional). With music ranging from boogie-woogie, jive and jazz vocalists there is music to suit every taste.  With a kid’s menu and concessions, it presents a great opportunity to introduce children to jazz in a setting that is informal yet retains the ambience expected from this iconic Soho venue.
Star of the West End’s “Rat Pack” Gary Williams returns to Ronnie Scott’s to celebrate the stars of the golden age of entertainment. Enjoy the hits of Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin plus songs from his At The Movies album and originals from his latest release ‘Treasure Seeker’. Get yourself a cocktail, relax and enjoy the some of the greatest music of all time with the singer described by The London Evening Standard as “the UK’s leading standard bearer for the supercool era”.
Doors 12.00pm/£15.00 - £20.00


Monday 28th October
360 BAND FEAT. HAMISH STUART, MALCOLM “MOLLY” DUNCAN & STEVE FERRONE
Former Average White Band members, Hamish Stuart, Molly Duncan & Steve Ferrone are the 360 Band. Steve Ferrone played with Molly and Hamish at his induction into the Drummers Hall of Fame in 2014 which led to the formation of 360 and the recording of a new studio album, bringing the founder members together again. 360 will be performing their own original songs, and with possibly a few AWB classics thrown in for good measure! It’s a rare chance to see a reunion of three highly regarded musicians who have achieved so much together and separately.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6.00pm
£25.00 - £42.50


Monday 28th October – Ronnie Scott’s Presents…
COURTNEY PINE FEATURING OMAR: BLACK NOTES FROM THE DEEP
Alexandra Palace Theatre
As part of Ronnie Scott’s 60th anniversary celebrations, the club is proud to present two legends of UK music for their only show together this year: saxophonist Courtney Pine CBE with his full live band plus guest vocalist and soul legend Omar, playing a selection of their jazz and soul classics at the stunningly renovated Theatre at Alexandra Palace.
Doors 6.00pm
£19.50 - £37.50


Tuesday 29th October
RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA
One of the UK’s finest Big Bands teeming with first-call players and appearing under the Musical Directorship of award-winning band leader Pete Long. The Ronnie Scott’s Big Band is comprised of some of the greatest talents on the UK jazz scene and presents “The Story So Far…” featuring the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, The Rat Pack and Benny Goodman.
Line-up: see website for details
Doors 6.00pm
£30.00 - £47.50


Tuesday 29th October – Ronnie Scott’s Presents
ROY AYERS
Alexandra Palace Theatre
Once one of the most visible and winning vocalists and jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s, then an R&B bandleader in the 1970s and ’80s, Roy Ayers’ reputation is now that of one of the prophets of acid jazz, a man decades ahead of his time. Perhaps acid jazz would have emerged even if Roy Ayers had never existed, but it certainly would have sounded different. Scores of DJs, hip-hoppers, acid jazzers, and others have incorporated samples of music created by Ayers into their own work, making his sound an integral part of these emerging musical forms.
Line-up: Roy Ayers (Vibes & Vocals); Trevor Allen (Bass & Vocals); Everett Freeman Jr (Keys); Chris De Carmine (Drums).


Wednesday 30th October
CLUB IS CLOSED FOR ROYAL ALBERT HALL GALA CONCERT


Thursday 31st October – Saturday 2nd November
KURT ELLING SINGS LOUIS ARMSTRONG, NAT ‘KING’ COLE, SHIRLEY HORN, NANCY WILSON AND MORE…
GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and has been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Elling’s rich baritone spans four octaves and features both astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word and poetry. The New York Times declared, “Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time.” For this show, he pays tribute to some twentieth century greats.
Line-up: Kurt Elling (vocals); Jim Watson (piano); Graeme Blevins (saxophone); Chris Hill (bass); Ulysses Owens Junior (drums)


Ronnie Scott’s
47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT

Box office 020 7439 0747

http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk


All listings are correct at the time of publication – details may change.


LINKS:

Show Times http://bit.ly/2MPc70M

Club History http://bit.ly/2RG1azG



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