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September listings and highlights at Ronnie Scott’s unveiled including The Family Stone and James Taylor Quartet

| On 09, Aug 2011

SEPTEMBER LISTINGS

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

www.ronniescotts.co.uk
Box office: 020 7439 0747

Thursday 1st September / Saturday 3rd September / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm / £15.00 – £42.50

JAMES HUNTER
+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars
Grammy nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist, originally from Essex but making waves on both sides of the Atlantic, who has supported the likes of Aretha Franklin, Boz Scaggs and Van Morrison. His soulful take on R&B carries echoes of Sam Cooke, Bobby Bland and Jackie Wilson as well as a hint of the New Orleans of Professor Longhair and Allen Toussaint who even appeared on one of Hunter’s albums. He appears here with his ace band featuring Damian Hand on tenor sax, Lee Badau on baritone sax, Jason Wilson on double-bass, Jonathan Lee on drums and Kyle Koehler on keyboards.

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.

+ Late Late Show (Thurs only) 11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Sunday 4th September / Doors 6.30pm / £20.00 – £40.00

RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA presents The Gentlemen of Swing, Sinatra, Buble, Williams, Martin, Davis, Bennett
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 pays tribute to the legendary kings of swing from Sinatra to Buble.

Sunday 4th September / 12 noon ? 4.00pm / £12.00 – £15.00

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: LADIES SING THE BLUES…BILLY, PEGGY AND ELLA
Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment, with Sunday lunch available to order. This week featuring three of the UK’s most accomplished jazz singers, Gill Manly, Sarah Moule and Shireen Francis, appearing here with the Simon Wallace trio and paying tribute to their musical heroes with anecdotes and personal interpretations of their signature songs.

Monday 5th September / Tuesday 6th September / Doors 6.00pm / £35.00 – £50.00

THE FAMILY STONE
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Led by three of the original founding members, saxophonist Jerry Martini, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson and legendary drummer Greg Errico, The Family Stone laid down the groove on some of the greatest funk tunes of all time from ‘Dance To The Music’ to ‘Family Affair’ and ‘Sing A Simple Song’ as together with Sly Stone they created the first first inter-racial, multi-gender major American Band. But it’s not just Sly with whom they’ve performed, individually they would go on to appear with the likes of Prince, Graham Central Station, Van Morrison, George Clinton, Joe Zawinul, Grateful Dead and Santana. They are joined here by Blaise Sison, bassist and musical director, and guitarist Nate Wingfield. Expect a set of their classic hits including: ‘I Want to Take You Higher’, ‘Everyday People’, ‘Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin’, ‘Dance To The Music’, ‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’, ‘Family Affair’, ‘Sing a Simple Song’ and many more.

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.

+ Late Late Show 11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Wednesday 7th September – Thursday 8th September / Doors 6.00pm / £15.00 – £32.50

REMEMBERING OSCAR PETERSON featuring JAMES PEARSON
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The term ‘legend’ can be bandied about rather too often in jazz circles, but there is no danger of over-estimating the status of Oscar Peterson. Regarded by the jazz community as one of the most important, influential and revered pianists of all time, his death in December 2007 was a huge blow to music as a whole, not just to the genre. His technical dexterity and searching melodies can be heard on over two hundred recordings and earned him seven Grammy awards, but more than this he was admired by jazz lovers the world over throughout a career that lasted over sixty years. Peterson played Ronnie Scott’s many times in his day, and for this tribute night the club will keep the music and memory of him alive by bringing together a selection of highly respected contemporary pianists to celebrate his life and works. In these shows there will be two grand pianos set in the traditional way, facing each other. Amongst the performers will be pianists James Pearson and Dave Newton who will be hosting the night with friends and special guests. The performances will feature part of Oscar’s classic trio composition ‘The Canadiana Suite’.
Support from all-star British jazz group, featuring a revolving line-up of the cream of local talent.

+ Late Late Show 11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Friday 9th September – Saturday 10th September / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm / £25.00 – £48.50

INCOGNITO
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Legendary British jazz funk and acid-jazz band, led by Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick, whose jazzy grooves, soulful vocals and funky horn riffs helped open the door for bands such as Jamiroquai and the Brand New Heavies. Now celebrating thirty years in the business Incognito remain a powerful live act.

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.

Sunday 11th September / Doors 6.30pm / £15.00 – £28.50

NATALIE WILLIAMS SOUL FAMILY
Hosted by charismatic singer Williams, 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-rending 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!

Sunday 11th September / 12 noon ? 4pm / £12.00 – £15.00

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH – JIVIN’ MISS DAISY – FORTIES’ SWING FROM ELLINGTON TO ELLA
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 Anjali Perin and some great arrangements of tunes by Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and others.

Monday 12th September – Tuesday 13th September / Doors 6.00pm / £20.00 – £40.00

JOHN WILLIAMS AND JOHN ETHERIDGE
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British virtuoso jazz guitarist John Etheridge is one of UK jazz’s finest musicians and has played with everyone from Soft Machine to Stephane Grappeli in a career lasting 50 years. Tonight he is joined by legendary classical guitarist John Williams in a pairing that goes back a decade to the group “Magic Box” and which has seen them tour widely including two US tours taking in gigs at Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Symphony Hall. Expect an eclectic mix that illuminates their highly different skills -complementing each other and bringing to the table a vast wealth of musical experience across the genres as heard on their Sony Records album, Live In Dublin.
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.

+ Late Late Show 11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Wednesday 14th September / Doors 6.00pm / £12.50 – £22.50

JACQUI DANKWORTH BAND
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Sublime, subtle, jazz-singer (and daughter of Cleo Laine and the late Sir Johnny Dankworth), Dankworth is equally at home performing folk-inflected original material or lush, swinging jazz as heard on her latest album, It Happens Quietly, a selection of atmospheric orchestral arrangements in collaboration with (and lovingly dedicated to) her father. Expect standards such as A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and Blame It On My Youth. She appears here with an ace band including Malcolm Edmonstone piano, keys and musical director, guitarist Chris Allard, bassist Alec Dankworth and drummer Roy Dodds.
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.
+ Late Late Show 11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Thursday 15th September – Saturday 17th September / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Friday & Saturday only)/ £15.00 – £42.50

PEE WEE ELLIS – FROM JAZZ TO FUNK AND BACK
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In Celebration of his 70th Birthday and with over 50 years in music, legendary James Brown saxophonist and Musical Director, Pee Wee Ellis, performs at Ronnie Scott’s for three exclusive nights with his crack UK band featuring drummer Guido May, bassist Laurence Cottle, guitarist Tony Remy, pianist Gareth Williams and more. Expect lots of funky grooves and top class jazz as heard on Ellis’ latest album, Tenoration.
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.

+ Late Late Show (Thurs only)11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Sunday 18th September / Doors 6.30pm / £15.00 – £32.50

THE RONNIE SCOTT’S BLUES EXPLOSION
Co-Led by Pianist/Vocalist Paddy Milner and explosive funk, blues and jazz guitarist Tony Remy (Incognito, Annie Lennox and Craig David), 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.

Sunday 18th September / 12 noon – 4pm / £12.00 – £15.00

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH – LILLIAN BOUTTE AND HER BAND
Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment and Sunday lunch available to order. This week with renowned, New Orleans, jazz & r ‘n’ b singer, actress, activist and superstar Lillian Boutté.

Monday 19th September / Doors 6.00pm / £10.00 – £22.50

OSCAR BROWN JR. TRIBUTE featuring CAROL GRIMES
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Legendary British jazz singer pays tribute to the great Oscar Brown Jnr, American singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, civil rights activist, and actor. Brown Jnr who was famed for his deftly crafted songs was one of the very first song-writers to add lyrics to the jazz hits of the day, famously writing the lyrics to such standards as “Dat Dere”, “Afro-Blue” and “Work Song” and inspiring the likes of Jon Hendricks and Bob Dorough to follow suit. Grimes is joined by pianist Dorian Ford, bassist Neville Malcolm, drummer Winston Clifford and trombonist Annie Whitehead.

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.

+ Late Late Show 11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Tuesday 20th September – Saturday 24th September / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Friday & Saturday only)/ £20.00 – £40.00

JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET
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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..

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.

+ Late Late Show (Tues – Thurs only) 11pm-3am / £10 or free to MU/Club members and ticket holders.
Charismatic compere, vocalist and occasional trombonist Michael Mwenso hosts this fun late night session featuring the cream of London’s up and coming jazz talent, plus occasional guest turns from visiting stars.

Sunday 25th September / Doors 6.30pm / £15.00 – £32.50

A SALUTE TO THE BIG BANDS WITH THE RAF SQUADRONAIRES
?A GALA FUNDRAISING EVENING FOR THE VETERANS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION?
The Royal Air Force Squadronaires is one of the United Kingdom?s finest Big Bands, with a world-wide reputation for musical excellence. The origins of the Squadronaires can be traced back to 1939 when many of London?s professional musicians were recruited into the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, based at RAF Northolt. Expect a fine evening of classic big band swing and elegant jazz from one of the UK?s most enduring musical institutions.
Sunday 25th September / 12 noon ? 4pm / £12.00 – £15.00

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH
Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment and Sunday lunch available to order.

Forthcoming highlights

Oct 6-7 Azymuth’s Three Piece Orchestra Brazilian jazz funk legends

Oct 10-12 Cedar Walton Legendary hardbop pianist and composer

Oct 13-15 Carleen Anderson Legendary soul, funk and jazz vocalist

Oct 17-19 Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Legacy featuring Vincent Herring

Oct 20-22 Julian Joseph Big Band Featuring Peter King, Soweto Kinch, Byron Wallen

Oct 24-26 Mike Stern Band Fusion guitar great with drummer Dave Weckl

Nov 1-4 Stacey Kent World-class jazz and chanson vocalist

Nov 5 Victor Bailey World-class funky fusion bass maestro.

Nov 9-12 Brubecks Play Brubeck The Brubeck Brothers play the music of their father

Nov 16-18 Yellowjackets Superlative jazz and fusion band

Nov 19 Laurence Cottle Big Band Portrait Of Jaco – UK bass great salutes hero!

Nov 21-23 The Blockheads Ian Dury’s legendary band feat Gilad Atzmon

Nov 25-26 Ian Shaw Top class UK jazz singer.

Nov 28-30 Avishai Cohen Israeli bass sensation

Dec 27-28 Liane Carroll’s Xmas Carroll Festive fun from brilliant singer/pianist

OPENING HOURS AND SET TIMES

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

www.ronniescotts.co.uk
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