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Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club announces the #lockdownsessions programme for April and May 2021.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Ronnie Scott's has extended its 'Lockdown Sessions' livestream programme into May 2021. Details of all forthcoming events for April and May attached.

We have received the following press release;

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club announces the #lockdownsessions programme for April and May 2021.



Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club today announces the #lockdownsessions livestream programme for Spring 2021. Since the world changed, Ronnie Scott’s has been keeping the music alive through its free live streams on YouTube and Facebook, every Monday, Thursday and Sunday at 8pm GMT.

The eclectic programme includes a regular collaboration with NYJO, and beautiful vocals from Nishla Smith and Matt Ford. Expect everything from established UK jazz figureheads such as Julian Siegel and Anthony Kerr, to contemporary on-the-scene artists including Ife Ogunjobi, Jas Kayser and Dominic Canning.

Fred Nash says “While the club prepares to reopen, we’re finding new ways to keep the music playing! We have plenty of live music on offer, with a broad cross-section of vibrant UK jazz talent. The only difference is that it can now be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home, with refreshments served from your very own kitchen. So, please follow our social channels, check out the menu, donate what you can, then sit back and wait for delivery – at 8pm every Sunday, Monday and Thursday.”

It is important in these uncertain times that these sessions remain free for all to view for now, so Ronnie Scott’s is funding the #lockdownsessions entirely through donations. The club is asking audiences to make a donation via by “buying a Ronnie’s Scotch” for the musicians so the club can support the artists, keep producing these for audiences and, in turn, sustain the future of live music. Thank you!



Thursday 8th April – W3 Funk Sessions

Sunday 11th April – NYJO Presents… Roella Oloro

Monday 12th April – The Scientists

Thursday 15th April – Doug Sides and Daniel Cano – music and interview pre-record

Saturday 17th April - Matt Ford sings ‘Intimate Sinatra’

Sunday 18th April – NYJO Presents… Karen Shiraishi

Monday 19th April – Rachael Cohen presents Dynamic Duo: the musical partnership of Lee Morgan and Jackie McLean

Thursday 22nd April – Ife Ogunjobi

Sunday 25th April – Anthony Kerr The Art of The Vibes - 20th Century Jazz from the Vibraphone Viewpoint

Monday 26th April – Dominic Canning presents Doom Cannon (TBC)

Thursday 29th April – Julian Siegal’s The Partisans


Sunday 2nd May – Empirical

Monday 3rd May – Jas Kayser

Thursday 6th May – Luke Smith

Sunday 9th May – Bukky Leo and Black Egypt

Monday 10th May – Sam Leak

Thursday 13th May – Nishla Smith

Sunday 16th May – NYJO Presents… Asha Parkinson

Monday 17th May – Dinosaur

The #LockdownSessions

Visit to find out more about the #lockdownsessions and get updates on the programme as further acts are announced.

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About Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club:

Ronnie Scott’s is a Soho institution that has become one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs, and the ultimate must-visit venue for jazz fans. Established in 1959 by saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Pete King, the club opened its doors in a small basement at 39 Gerrard Street in London’s West End. It was the place where local musicians could jam and showcased the best of British jazz talent as well as introducing many top American and international jazz artists to British jazz fans later on.

In the summer of 1965, the club moved to its current home at 47 Frith Street and there it remains to this day. Since the early days of Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Miles Davis, the club continues to present the biggest names in jazz as well as supporting and presenting hotly-tipped rising stars and visionary new taste-makers. Recent artists to play at the club have included Chick Corea, Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Georgie Fame and Billy Cobham as well as up-and-coming musicians such as Nubya Garcia, Keyon Harrold and Moses Boyd. The club celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2019.

The club also has a charity, The Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of jazz and music education in the U.K and beyond. The charity’s aim is to ensure that music education is accessible to every child and young person, especially those who are under-privileged, by raising and distributing funds, and gifting musical instruments to organisations that create and develop youth music educational programmes.


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