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Ronnie Scott’s Listings

| On 26, Jan 2011

Tues 1st – Weds 2nd Feb / Doors 6.00PM  /  £15.00 – £32.50

TRIO LIBERO: Andy Sheppard, Michel Benita & Seb Rochford

+ Support: Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

One of the UK’s most compelling and charismatic saxophonists, Andy Sheppard, has been a mainstay of the European jazz scene for over twenty years. A powerful soloist with a distinctive glowing tone he has illuminated the bands of post-war jazz greats George Russell, Gil Evans and Carla Bley as well as recording a series of brilliant albums for Blue Note, Island Records and most recently ECM. Here he explores freer, but always lyrical material with French bassist Michel Benita, and superb Scottish drummer and composer, Seb Rochford (Polar Bear).

Support from all-star British jazz group, led by formidable pianist James Pearson and featuring a revolving line-up of the cream of local talent.

Thurs 3rd – Fri 4th Feb / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Fri only) / £20 – £41.50


Jamaican born, Turner is one of the UK’s finest soul singers.  A regular with the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, she is one of Britain’s most loved performers. Turner’s first break came with blues legend Alexis Korner before scoring huge hits with I would Rather Go Blind and It’s Gonna Be Alright (one of the few British songs to top the American R&B Charts) in the ‘80s.  She can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove, and her Ronnie Scott’s shows are amongst the clubs hottest tickets. NB Sold Out

Sat 5th Feb / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows) / £20 – £42.50


+ Support: Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Hard-hitting Latin Jazz from famed drummer/percussionist Robin Jones and his crack troop of Latin jazz stylists. Jones, hailed as the godfather of British Latin, has played with everyone from Stan Getz and Charlie Palmieri to Matt Bianco and Elton John.  The latest edition of King Salsa features trumpeters Jean Paul Gervasoni ,Alex Maynard and Gavin Broom, trombonist Tim Smart, saxophonist Jamie Harris, pianist Chris Kibble, bassist Jonny Gee and percussionists Mark Cecil and Bosco  de Oliveira.

Support from all-star British jazz group, led by formidable pianist James Pearson and featuring a revolving line-up of the cream of local talent.

Sun 6th Feb    / Doors 6.30pm / £20-£38.50


Led by award-winning saxophonist and band leader Pete Long, the RSJO is one of the UK’s finest Big Bands and features the cream of UK talent. Tonight’s show features vocalist/trumpeter Georgina Jackson and a vocal harmony showcase from the London Voices. Expect Miller, Dorsey, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and Hi-Lo’s covers as well as some Jazz Orchestra Classics!

Sun 6th Feb / 12 noon – 4pm / £12-£15

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: Jivin’ Miss Daisy feat’ Anjali Perin

Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment and Sunday lunch available to order. This week with popular, entertaining, swingin’ dance band featuring soulful jazz singer Perin and some great arrangements of tunes by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and others.

Mon 7th Feb / Doors 6.00pm / £15.00 – £32.50


+ Support: Sam Crowe Trio

Hailed as the best jazz pianist of his generation by Time Magazine, rising star pianist Cyrus Chesnut has resisted being typecast in any one niche. Instead he has developed his own unique soulful style that combines trad-style playing, with a New Orleans rhythmic sensibility and soul and gospel flourishes. Appearing here with bassist geoff Gascoyne and drummer Doug Sides,

Support from pianist/composer Crowe, whose poetic, melodic original compositions have earned him ‘rising star’ status.

Tues 8th Feb / Doors 6.00pm / £15.00 – £32.50


Trios of Dorian Ford, John Turville, Janette Mason & David Newton

Four of the UK’s leading piano trios gather together on one night for an exhilarating extravaganza of piano brilliance.  Led by one of the UK’s most accomplished pianists, David Newton, each trio performs their own shorter set including a , culminating in an amazing get-together-bluesathon!

Dorian Ford Trio Play ‘Everybody Digs Bill Evans’ Dorian Ford (piano), Mick Hutton (bass) and Tom Skinner (drums)

John Turville Trio John Turville (Piano), Chris Hills (bass) Ben Reynolds (drums)

Janette Mason Trio Janette Mason (piano) Dudley Phillips (bass) and Par Levett (drums)

David Newton Trio David Newton (piano), Andy Cleyndhert (bass) Sebastiaan De Krom (drums)

Weds 9th Feb   / Doors 6.00pm / £15.00 – £32.50


+ Support:  Nikki Illes Trio

World-class pianist/composer/band leader and BBC Radio 3 jazz Line-up presenter Joseph is one of the treasures of the UK jazz scene. Never failing to inspire with his mastery of the keyboard, the versatility of his musicianship and limitless creative imagination, Joseph presents an evening of unforgettable originals, and timeless classics delivered with breathtaking passion and hard-swinging drive by his ace trio featuring bassist Jasper Høiby and drummer Mark Mondesir.

Support from highly acclaimed pianist Iles whose subtle mastery has seen her compared to John Taylor.

Thurs 10th Feb – Sat 12th Feb / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Fri & Sat only)

£20.00 – £42.50


+ Support 10th Feb   John Critchinson Trio;

+ Support 11th Feb   Gareth Williams Power Trio

+ Support 12th Feb   Jessica Lauren Trio

Kenny Barron ranks among jazz’s piano aristocracy as a bandleader, composer, arranger and mentor to young musicians. Deemed by critics as “the most lyrical piano player of our time”, he first came to international prominence for his remarkable recordings with the late, great Stan Getz. However, his storied career is marked by an insatiable musical curiosity and a commitment to artistic honesty.  Tonight, Barron presents material from his current Universal album, The Traveller, an elegant album of ballads – almost all originals – that is his most personal and accomplished record to date.

Support comes from a trio of the UK’s finest pianists, former Ronnie Scott pianist and mainstream maestro Critchinson, powerful modal pianist Williams and, funky, cult pianist Lauren.

Sun 13th Feb  / Doors 6.30pm / £15.00 – £28.50


Hosted by the wonderfully charismatic and supremely talented soul singer Natalie Williams and her band, Soul Family Sunday is a monthly event presenting a host of top-notch guests from the world of UK R&B, soul and jazz.  Blessed with a huge range, Williams moves effortlessly between heart-rendering ballads, funky originals and deft swing and these Sunday night shows have in the past featured the likes of Gwyneth Herbert, Roachford, Beth Rowley, Terri Walker and even Jamie Cullum!

Sun 13th Feb / 12 noon – 4.00pm / £12.00 – £15.00

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: Celebrating Sinatra with Iain MacKenzie & Swing City

Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment and Sunday lunch available to order.  This week with top quality crooning from smooth voiced, stylish, Chet Baker, Mel Tormé and Nat ‘King’ Cole influenced singer. NB Sold Out.

Mon 14th Feb  / Doors 6.00pm / £30.00 – £48.50

VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL with Tina May + Support: Ronnie Scotts All Stars

Romantic fare from one of the UK’s finest jazz singers, appearing here with a superlative trio featuring Bill Evanish pianist Nikki Iles, bassist Mark Hodgson and drummer Stephen Keogh. Expect a superb selection of seductive material handled with aplomb, sensual phrasing and a wide vocal range.

Support from all-star British jazz group, led by formidable pianist James Pearson and featuring a revolving line-up of the cream of local talent.

Tues 15th Feb / Doors 6.00pm  / £15.00- £28.50

TRINITY COLLEGE BIG BAND & Presentation of The Dankworth Award for Jazz Composition 2011

A very special evening, held in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Wavendon Foundation, and Jazzorg, celebrating the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2011. Featuring the premieres of new works for big band composed by some of the country’s brightest young jazz talent, and performed by the superb Trinity College of Music Jazz Ensemble. A unique opportunity to hear the stars of the future as two prizes will be presented and the winning compositions played and recorded live at the club!

Weds 16th Feb – Sat 19th Feb  / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Fri & Sat only)

£25.00 – £48.50


+ Support 16th & 17th Feb: Deirdre Cartwright/Kathy Dyson

+ Support 18th & 19th Feb: Leonid Shinkarenko Jazz 5 Band

Legendary jazz and fusion drummer, composer and producer, who with his matchless, dazzling, ambidextrous skills has been hailed as one of the greatest ever drummers and whose much-sampled 1974 masterpiece Spectrum is one of the essential jazz albums. Cobham designs and endorses his own acoustic and electronic drum kits and is also a noted band leader, mixing world and fusion rhythms with more traditional jazz. He appears here with a top notch band featuring home grown bass sensation Michael Mondesir, guitarist Jean-Marie Ecay, violinist/keyboardist Christophe Crevaro, keyboardist Camelia Ben Naceur and steel pan player/percussionist Junior Gill.

Support from classy British guitar duo, Cartwright and Dyson and Lithuanian bassist Shinkarenko and his five piece.

Sun 20th Feb  / Doors 6.30pm / £20.00 – £38.50


Led by top-notch funk, blues and jazz guitarist/vocalist Tony Remy (Incognito, Annie Lennox and Craig David), the electrifying Blues Experience specialise 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. All delivered by a top notch band featuring the likes of guitarist Eddie Angel, keyboardist Paddy Milner, bassist Nick Cohen, drummer Frank Tontoh, the Winston Rollins horns and special guests.

Sun 20th Feb/ 12 noon – 4.00pm / £12.00 – £15.00

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: The Sounds of New Orleans with TJ Johnson & His Band

Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment and Sunday lunch available to order. This week with New Orleans style singer/pianist who has absorbed the musical gumbo and mardi-gras of the Crescent City. Featuring tunes from his new album, Jazz ‘n’ Blues, a heady mix of Jazz, Blues and Swing. Expect material from Ray Charles to Dr John and beyond.

Mon 21st Feb – Weds 23rd Feb  / 6.00pm / £20.00 – £38.50


+ Support: Ronnie Scotts All Stars

World-class singer/pianist/songwriter and Blue Note recording artist, who wonderfully combines the legacy of Bill Evans with the bossa nova sounds of her native Brazil. Her sensuous singing, integrated with her peerless piano playing, makes her a unique interpreter of melody and song and her band features the superb bassist Marc Johnson, drummer Rafaeal Barata and guitarist Rubens de la Corte. Expect languid ballads, mellow bossa and sublime swing as heard on her recent album ‘Bossa Nova Stories’.

Support from all-star British jazz group, led by formidable pianist James Pearson and featuring a revolving line-up of the cream of local talent.

Thurs 24th Feb – Sat 26th Feb  / 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Fri & Sat only)

£20.00 – £42.50

JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET (featuring Nick Smart’s Horns and vocalist Yvonne Yanney)

+ Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

Famed for their upbeat, energetic live shows, British jazz-funk stalwarts, and hugey influential jazz/pop cross over stars, the James Taylor Quartet return to Ronnie Scott’s. Taylor’s driving Hammond organ has been leading the group for nearly twenty years, and the band show no signs of slowing down. Their relentlessly entertaining tunes take their inspiration from boogaloo funk of the sixties and the rare-groove style funk of the seventies. Joined here by soulful vocalist Yanney and a punchy horn section for an exciting night of funky jazz and down home grooves.

Support from all-star British jazz group, led by formidable pianist James Pearson and featuring a revolving line-up of the cream of local talent.

Sun 27th Feb  / Doors 6.30pm / £20.00 – £38.50


The James Taylor Quartet are joined by the Royal Academy Big Band to explore the legendary ‘60s Verve recordings of Hammond B3 maestro Jimmy Smith. Expect swinging, powerhouse Hammond-driven jazz with modern updates on arrangements from the likes of Oliver Nelson and Lalo Schifrin .All delivered with a powerful punch from the superlative Royal Academy Big Band and our very own B-3 maestro. Unmissable fun for a Sunday night!

Sun 27th Feb / 12 noon – 4.00pm / £12.00 – £15.00

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: 100 Years of Jazz

Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment and Sunday lunch available to order. This week drummer Richard Pite leads his enterprising quintet, which covers the history of jazz from Maple Leaf Rag to Abdullah Ibrahim, ending with a blues in styles from 1923 to 2010. The band features fine saxophonists Pete Long and Enrico Tomasso as well as pianist Nick Dawson and bassist Dave Chamerlain.

Mon 28th Feb / Doors  6.00pm / £15-£28.50


Superlative, rhythmically deft, award-winning vocalist who has been described as the Sonny Rollins of the human voice, Watkiss is one of the UK’s finest vocalist. A founder member of the legendary Jazz Warriors he has worked with the likes of Bjork and Wynton Marsalis and his own music draws on influences from jazz to gospel. He appears here with a cracking band featuring Italian guitarist Marco Piccioni, powerful bassist Mark Hodgson and captivating drummer Shaney Forbes.

March & April Highlights

Mar 1-2           Aaron Parks Rising-star NY pianist plays cinematic originals.

Mar 3-4           Courtney Pine Main man of British jazz launches his new album Europa.

Mar 8-10         Jack Bruce Legendary bassist, composer and singer.

Mar 14-18       Dee Dee Bridgewater World class, hugely musical jazz vocal super star.

Mar 21             Andeas Varady Qrt’ 13 year old Hungarian Gypsy guitar virtuoso.

Mar 22-23       Rachel Z’s ‘Trio of Oz’ Powerful piano trio feat’ drummer Omar Hakim.

Mar 25             Joe Lovano Us 5 US sax maestro plays the music of Charlie Parker.

Mar 28-29       Golden Striker Trio Ron Carter with Mulgrew Miller and Russel Malone

Mar 30-Apr 2   Marlena Shaw Charismatic, soulful, much sampled jazz vocal great.

Apr 6-7            McCoy Tyner Qrt’ Hugely influential modal pianist featuring Gary Bartz

Apr 8-16          Georgie Fame Legendary British r&b and blues pioneer.

Apr 18-19        Kurt Rosenwinkel Top class contemporary jazz guitarist explores standards.

Apr 25-26        Simone Powerful, genre-crossing vocalist daughter of Nina.

Apr 27-29        Eddie Palmieri Legemdary Latin pianist and band-leader.

Apr 30             Overtone Quartet Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Jason Moran, Eric Harland


Ronnie Scott’s

47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT

Box office  020 7439 0747

Monday to Thursday

6pm Doors Open

7.15-8pm Support Act

8.30-10.30 Main Act (with an interval)

11.00-Late The Late Late Show

Friday and Saturday

1st house:

6pm Doors Open

7.15-8pm Support Act

8.30-9.45pm Main Act

(Turn house around 10.00pm, all guests for 1st house must leave)

2nd house:

10.30pm Doors Open

11.00pm-11.45pm Support Act

12 midnight-1.15am Main Act

Sunday Evening:

6.30pm Doors Open

8 -9pm Main Act

9.30 -10.30pm Main Act

12 midnight Doors Close

Sunday Lunch Show: Doors Open 12 noon

12noon Doors Open

1pm-1.45pm Main Act

2.15-3pm Main Act

4pm Doors close

Please note, for ‘Double Bills’ set times are subject to change.