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Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho, London - news and programme for October 2018.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Ronnie Scott’s October 2018 listings.


News:

Michel Legrand will play a one-off show at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 18th September with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where the award-winning composer will play and conduct music from his most notable film scores and work. This event is co-produced by Ronnie Scotts, Fane Productions and City Lights Entertainment UK. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2r3AkpZ

Jazz wonderkid Reuben James and friends will playing the Late Late Show on Wednesday 26th September. More here: http://bit.ly/2BWc4Pc

The December line-up for the club has been announced, which includes Motown and More with Natalie Williams’ Soul Family, Curtis Stigers, Ray Gelato and Fred Wesley and the New J.Bs. Adding a festive flavour to proceedings will be Liane Carroll’s Cold Turkey and Pee Wee Ellis’ Christmas Party with China Moses and Ian Shaw. More here: http://bit.ly/2ME2TrB


The Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation Fundraising Gala will take place on Thursday 25th October: Kurt Elling will perform with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and Nigel Kennedy will be joined on stage by Ronnie Scott’s Artistic Director and House Pianist James Pearson, with more special guests to be announced. All proceeds will go towards the charity’s activities. Read more: http://bit.ly/2ogkib5

WHAT’S ON – OCTOBER;


Monday 1st – Tuesday 2nd October
STACEY KENT
We welcome back Stacey Kent, one of the world’s foremost jazz singers for a fantastic five-night run. It is not easy to account for Stacey’s success and she herself remains characteristically coy. What is sure is that Stacey has a voice that grabs you. It demands to be listened to and yet never draws attention to itself. As her collaborator from her 2002 album, Kazuo Ishiguro, put it in his liner notes: “In song after song, we find a route to the emotional heart of the music without first having to admire her technique.” Stacey’s natural and unaffected delivery allows the craft of the songwriters, whose work she performs, to shine through. She has an appeal that transcends category.
Line-up: Stacey Kent (vocals); Jim Tomlinson (saxes, flute); Graham Harvey (piano, fender); Jeremy Brown (bass); Josh Morrison (drums).
Doors 6.00pm/£40.00 - £60.00


Wednesday 3rd – Friday 5th October
LARRY CARLTON
Don’t miss these extremely rare club dates from a jazz guitar legend!
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); Hardy Fischötter (Drums); Jesse Milliner (Keys)
3rd – 4th October: Doors 5.30pm or 9.30pm/£30.00-£60.00
5th October: Doors 6.00pm or 10.30pm/£30.00 - £60.00

Saturday 6th October
DENYS BAPTISTE QUARTET - ‘LATE TRANE’
After almost two decades experience at the forefront of the British and European Jazz scene, Denys Baptiste still brims with the confidence of a youthful spirit. With a stellar band that fires on all cylinders and a new home at Edition Records, Denys’ career continues to grow and blossom. His latest album, The Late Trane​, is powerful and commanding, ​reimagining and reworking ten carefully chosen composition from John Coltrane’s late music (from 1963 - 1967) with a fresh and modern new interpretation. The Late Trane ​perfectly balances Denys Baptiste’s unique artistic vision with the visceral emotions and cosmic references that encompasses Coltrane’s late music.
Line-up: Denys Baptiste (tenor/soprano sax); Nikki Yeoh (piano/ keys); Larry Bartley (bass); Rod Youngs (drums).
Doors 6.00pm or 10.30pm/£25.00 - £50.00

Sunday 7th October
NATALIE WILLIAMS’ SOUL FAMILY
Now in its eleventh year, Natalie Williams Soul Family is Ronnie Scott’s most successful residency. Hosted by MOBO nominee vocalist Natalie Williams, the monthly event features an incredible group of regular musicians and singers with an ever-changing cast of special guests from the world of UK R&B, soul and jazz, that have in the past included Jamie Woon, Jamie Cullum, Lalah Hathaway, Omar, Alice Russell, Krystle Warren, Terri Walker and Shaun Escoffery to name a few. At the heart of the ‘Soul Family’ night is the informal, welcoming open-mic feel she creates that keep audiences returning for more.
Doors 6.30pm/£20.00-£45.00

Sunday Jazz Lunch: The Jay Rayner Quartet
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.
Founded in 2012 the fabulous Jay Rayner Quartet romps through a repertoire of two halves. In keeping with his international renown as a restaurant critic, Jay tackles songs that deal with food and drink. Alongside that, in a series of brilliant anecdotes, he also reminisces about his childhood growing up with a mother who was a famous agony aunt and sex advice columnist, the late Claire Rayner. Because, as he says, ‘so many blues songs sound like a letter to an agony aunt’. Cue tunes like Black Coffee and The Ladies Who Lunch, Food Glorious Food and Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End of Love.
Doors 12.00pm/£15.00 - £20.00

Monday 8th October
BANSANGU ORCHESTRA
Bansangu Orchestra is a mighty world music big band led by acclaimed saxophonist and composer Paul Booth, encompassing a variety of styles including Brazilian, African and Afro-Cuban. With the basis of a jazz orchestra, Bansangu perform their own compositions which take inspiration from various worldwide influences, instruments, textures and soundscapes. The band is comprised of all-star musical heavy weights and this impressive ensemble will be joined on stage by special guests Claire Martin and Oli Rockberger.
Line-up: Paul Booth - Musical Director, Sammy Mayne, Julian Siegel, Gemma Moore (saxophones); Ryan Quigley, Kevin Robinson, Andy Greenwood, Shanti Paul Jayasinha (trumpets); Trevor Mires, Robbie Harvey, Martin Gladdish, Richard Henry (trombones); Guille Hill (guitar); Laurence Cottle (bass); Satin Singh (percussion); Rod Youngs (drums).
Doors 6.00pm/£20.00 -£40.00

Tuesday 9th October
MARCUS GILMORE ‘SILHOUWAV’ FT. DAVID VIRELLES, BIGYUKI & SPECIAL GUEST CASEY BENJAMIN
Marcus Gilmore is not only the grandson of the legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes, he is one of the most acclaimed New York-based contemporary jazz drummers. His style is characterized by The New York Times as” finding new ways to look at the drum set, and at jazz itself”. Gilmore is one of the driving forces behind work by jazz greats like Chick Corea, Vijay Iyer, Steve Coleman and Ravi Coltrane. But his fame under more younger listeners has really been established by the huge buzz Gilmore created in the New York jazz underground scene, with his impressive jam sessions, where great spirits in contemporary jazz, soul, latin and hip-hop came together to play with him. It’s this impressive ensemble that we welcome to Ronnie’s.
Line-up: Marcus Gilmore (drums); David Virelles (piano); Bigyuki (keys); Casey Benjamin (sax).
Doors 6.00pm/£20.00 - £40.00


Wednesday 10th October
TENDERLONIOUS PRESENTS … RUBY RUSHTON + THE 22AARKESTRA
We welcome one of the most exciting new talents on the UK jazz scene to Ronnie’s. 22a label founder, flautist, saxophonist, producer and DJ extraordinaire Ed Cawthorne - aka Tenderlonious - has gained a reputation as one of the hardest-working, most well respected and influential figures on the scene. Whether dropping sought-after jazzy house / broken beat 12”s on his own 22a imprint, or releasing via the likes of Ninja Tune, Brownswood, Yoruba, Sounds Of The Universe and Far Out, or making inspirational sounds with his band Ruby Rushton, Tenderlonious is one of the jazz renaissance’s leading lights.
Line-up: see website for full details
Doors: 6.00pm/ £15.00 - £35.00

Thursday 11th - Friday 12th October
MARK GUILIANA JAZZ QUARTET
Mark Guiliana has become recognized as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse and individual sound. He has been in the vanguard of drummers creating a new vernacular on the instrument, blending virtuosity on acoustic drums with artfully deployed electronic beats and processing. Guiliana was chosen as Best Jazz Drummer in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll 2017, while DownBeat dubbed him a Rising Star in its Critics Poll. JazzTimes aptly proclaimed: “Guiliana, a technical master with a rare sense of musicality, has over the past decade become one of the most influential drummers of his generation.” Along with leading his own groups – the acoustic Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet and electronica-minded Beat Music – the drummer has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings with others.
Line-up: Mark Guiliana (drums); Jason Rigby (tenor sax); Fabian Almazan (piano); Chris Morrissey (bass)
11th October: Doors 6pm/£25.00 – £45.00
12th October: Doors 6pm or 10.30pm/£25.00 – £45.00

Saturday 13th October
OSIBISA TRIBAL REUNION
Translated from Ghanaian Osibisa means ‘criss-cross rhythms that explode with happiness’, the band’s percussive influence soon began to manifest itself within the music of their contemporaries. Osibisa’s use of poly-rhythms and percussive breaks were to be an integral feature of the deep house scene in the 90s with remixes by the famed DJ David Guetta. Osibisa’s unique fusion of African, Caribbean, Rock, Jazz Latin and R&B paved the way for other potent music forces such as Bob Marley and the emergence of African music in the 80s. Indeed Osibisa are now seen as the godfathers of World music. One of the important reasons for Osibisa’s enduring success has been their highly energetic and extravagant stage shows.
Doors 6.00pm or 10.30pm/£25.00 - £50.00

Sunday 14th October
HARRIET TUBMAN: THE BAND
Named after the heroic African-American slave who risked her life to escape slavery and deeply inspired by the ideals of freedom, Harriet Tubman’s music pushes the boundaries of convention. Blending genres like jazz and rock, expect blistering solos and intense rhythms reminiscent of artist like Jimi Hendrix.
Line-up: Brandon Ross (guitars/vocals); Melvin Gibbs (bass); JT Lewis (drums).
Doors 6.30pm/ £12.50 - £27.50


Sunday Jazz Lunch: The hKippers
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.
The hKippers play, as they call it, ‘Stupid World Music’; bizarre lyrics about fish, hats, plaster, beer, cowboys and more fish set to a tight up-beat, klezmatic Euro-jazz-folk groove combining flights of inspired soloing and melodies your children will sing in the car home. The Bonzos Go Womad!
Doors 12.00pm/£13.50 - £16.50

Monday 15th – Saturday 20th October
THE MINGUS BIG BAND
Legendary ensemble The Mingus Big Band return to Ronnie Scott’s this October for a sensational six-night run. Celebrating the timeless music of composer and bassist Charles Mingus, the band has received six Grammy Award nominations and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing band live.
Line-up: Abraham Burton (tenor sax); Wayne Escoffery (tenor sax); Alex Terrier (alto sax); Brandon Wright (alto sax); Lauren Sevian (baritone sax); Andy Hunter (trombone); Conrad Herwig (trombone); Earl McIntrye (bass trombone); Alex Sipiagin (trumpet); Philip Harper (trumpet); Alex Norris (trumpet); Boris Kozlov (bass); Donald Edwards (drums); Helen Sung (piano).
15th – 18th October: Doors 5.30pm or 9.30pm/ £15.00 - £50.00
19th – 20th October: Doors 6.00pm or 10.30pm/ £15.00 - £50.00

Sunday 21st October
THE THING
The Thing, from Norway and Sweden, was established in 2000 and has grown into one of the most successful and hardest-working free jazz trios around. Having performed with guest such as James ‘Blood’ Ulmer, Neneh Cherry, Joe McPhee and Peter Evans, they combine elements of jazz, punk and avant-rock to create their own unique sound.
Line-up: Mats Gustafsson (tenor/ soprano saxophone); Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (double and el. bass); Paal Nilssen-Love (drums).
Doors 6.30pm/£12.50 - £27.50


Sunday Jazz Lunch: Salena Jones
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.
A “jazz doyenne who bridges gap with pop” (Musical Theatre Review), Salena Jones began her career singing in New York clubs and jamming with some of the greatest musicians such as Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie and Bud Powell. She has become a central figure on the British jazz scene.
Doors 12.00pm/£13.50 - £16.50

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th October
KURT ELLING
Grammy winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Every one of Elling’s ten albums has been nominated for a Grammy. The Questions, his new studio recording, is Kurt Elling’s musical response to this moment in history and the widespread anxiety of our times. It touches artfully on challenges – personal, political, global, spiritual, existential – and on hopes and aspirations for the future.
Line-up: Kurt Elling (voice); Stu Mindeman (piano/organ); Clark Sommers (bass); Adonis Rose (drums); John McLean (guitar).
Doors 6.00pm/ £35.00 - £65.00


Thursday 25th October
RONNIE SCOTT’S CHARITABLE FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING GALA NIGHT WITH KURT ELING, NIGEL KENNEDY AND FRIENDS
Join Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation on Thursday 25th October for their star-studded fundraising gala. It’s set to be an entertaining night: acclaimed jazz vocalist Kurt Elling will perform with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra led by Pete Long and leading violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy will be joined by Ronnie Scott’s Artistic Director and house pianist James Pearson. Other very special guests will be announced. The night also includes a performance from young musicians from our charity’s activities. Throughout the evening there will be a raffle and surprises, and all funds raised go towards the work of the charity, which supports free monthly big band workshops, sessions with established musicians in local schools, free-to-attend summer schools and afterschool clubs. The charity has supported over thirty projects so far, benefitting hundreds of schoolchildren in 18 cities across the country. Find out more about the charity at foundation.ronniescotts.co.uk.
Doors 6.00pm/£130.00 - £190.00

Friday 26th – Saturday 27th
KURT ELLING
Grammy winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Every one of Elling’s ten albums has been nominated for a Grammy. The Questions, his new studio recording, is Kurt Elling’s musical response to this moment in history and the widespread anxiety of our times. It touches artfully on challenges – personal, political, global, spiritual, existential – and on hopes and aspirations for the future.
Line-up: Kurt Elling (voice); Stu Mindeman (piano/organ); Clark Sommers (bass); Adonis Rose (drums); John McLean (guitar).
Doors 6.00pm or 10.30pm/ £35.00 - £65.00

Sunday 28th October
RONNIE SCOTT’S BLUES EXPLOSION!
Ronnie Scott’s monthly blues show co-led by pianist/vocalist Paddy Milner and explosive funk, blues and jazz guitarist Tony Remy (Incognito, Annie Lennox and Craig David). This electrifying band also features superb guitarist/vocalist Marcus Bonfanti and specialises in blues music from Chicago to the Delta, the West Coast of the US and Great Britain.
Doors 6.30pm/£25.00 - £45.00


Sunday Jazz Lunch: Down for the Count
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 – Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington - back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship.
Doors 12.00pm/£13.50 - £16.50

Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st October
THE VICTOR WOOTEN TRIO Feat DENNIS CHAMBERS & BOB FRANCESCHINI
SOLD OUT
Five-time Grammy Award-winning musician Victor Wooten has been called the most influential bassist since Jaco Pastorius. He is a master innovator of the bass guitar, gifted composer, arranger, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and founding member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones. Victor Wooten is now joined on the road by the legendary drummer Dennis Chambers (Parliament/Funkadelic) and saxophonist Bob Franceschini for an unforgettable performance.
Line-up: Victor Wooten (bass); Dennis Chambers (drums); Bob Franceschini (saxophone).
Doors 6.00pm/ £35.00 - £55.00

PLUS


Every Monday – Saturday
THE RONNIE SCOTT’S LATE LATE SHOW
“We haven’t had anything like this in New York for over twenty years”. Wynton Marsalis
Following the evening’s main performance, doors re-open for a late night after-show session with a more informal vibe than the earlier show. Londoners spill into the buzzing room to hear some of the finest UK talent while enjoying a late-night hang with friends. Occasional ‘Late Late show Specials’ see headline acts and rising stars making exclusive, intimate appearances – Snarky Puppy, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Richard Spaven (drummer with Flying Lotus and The Cinematic Orchestra) have all appeared on the late night stage. Often the night’s headline act or big names performing elsewhere will drop by and sit in- Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Miller, Mos Def, Lady GaGa and Stevie Wonder have all thrilled audiences with their impromptu appearances. And with a cheaper ticket price it provides first-timers the perfect opportunity to sample an iconic club steeped in history having played host to some of the greatest legends in jazz.
£12 on the door, £10 in advance (pre-booking available Mon - Thurs only £6 Students/MU (with valid card), FREE entry to club members and main show ticket holders.
Monday – Thursday, 11pm - 3am / Friday & Saturday 1am - 3am


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/2qAySKi

Club History http://bit.ly/2p76cqB


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