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The Ronnie Scott’s March Listings

| On 10, Feb 2012

Monday 27th February – Saturday 3rd March / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Friday & Saturday only) £25.00 – £48.50

 

LEVEL 42’S MARK KING & FRIENDS

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Legendary bassist and lead singer with the hugely popular jazz-funk band Level 42, Mark King is one of the finest exponents of the ‘slap and pop’ bass style, his trademark style instantly recognizable from such iconic hits as ‘The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)’ and ‘Lessons In Love’. He is joined here by some of his many friends from over 40 years in the business and expect lots of funky classics as King brings his instantly recognisable bass style to the Ronnies stage.

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, except for 1st March where US sax master Jim Snidero Quartet featuring guitarist Phil Robson.

 

+ Late Late Show 11pm-3am (12.45-3am Fri-Sat) / £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.

 


Sun 4th March / Doors 6.30pm / £20-£40.00

 

RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF DIZZY GILLESPIE

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 new arrangements of music from legendary trumpeter, big band innovator and composer Dizzy Gillespie.

 

Sun 4th March / 12 noon – 4pm / £12-£15

 

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: BLUE HARLEM led by saxophonist AL NICHOLS & featuring vocalist SOPHIE SHAW

Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment, with Sunday lunch available to order. This week with fifties swing and R&B outfit drawing on the likes of Nat “King” Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Jordan, Dinah Washington, Ray Charles and Count Basie.

 

 

 

 

Monday 5th March / Doors 6pm  / £18 – £32.50

 

JAMES PEARSON & DAVE NEWTON PLAY THE MUSIC OF OSCAR PETERSON

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Ronnie Scott’s superlative house pianist and All-Stars MD, James Pearson is a formidable talent in his own right and his powerful, swinging style and easy charm is perfectly suited to paying tribute to one of jazz’s greatest ever pianists, the wonderful Oscar Peterson.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th Mar / Doors 6.00pm / £35.00 – £50.00 (NB Sold Out returns only)

 

JACK BRUCE AND HIS BIG BLUES BAND

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Legendary composer, singer, bassist and multi-instrumentalist whose pioneering,  full-toned, free-wheeling playing on the electric bass revolutionised the way the instrument is used and influenced the playing of countless bassists from Sting to Jaco Pastorius.  His work with bands such as Cream and the Tony Williams Lifetime, as well as his solo material, unlocked the doors to the pent-up energy of a new approach to the art of sound, breaking the barriers of tradition and creating a kind of music that had never been heard. He appears here with his aptly titled Big Blues Band for what should be four nights of unforgettable music.

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.

 


Friday 9th March – Saturday 10th March / Doors 6.00pm &10.30pm (two shows) £45.00 – £60.00 (NB SOLD OUT, RETURNS ONLY)

 

TOWER OF POWER

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Legendary San Francisco groove-masters who for over 40 years have been producing their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower’s sound can be hard to categorize, but the band’s leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as “Urban Soul Music. Tower’s rhythm section lays down a groove like no other band. The band’s horn driven sound is unique, and the way they approach everything, from writing and arranging to mixing and performing, is totally their own. Combine all of that with an outstanding lead vocalist and you have one of the most dynamic groups of musicians to ever hit the stage. DAVID GARIBALDI – drums, ROGER SMITH – Hammond/keys, FRANCIS ‘ROCCO’ PRESTIA – bass, JERRY CORTEZ – guitar, SAL CRACCHIOLO – trumpet, ADOLFO ACOSTA – trumpet, EMILIO CASTILLO – tenor sax, TOM E POLITZER – tenor sax, STEPHEN ‘DOC’ KUPKA – baritone sax, LARRY BRAGGS – lead vocals

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 (12.45-3am Fri-Sat) / £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 11th March / Doors 6.30pm / £20.00 – £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 she has been joined by guests ranging from Beth Rowley and Gwyneth Herbert to Roachford and Jamie Cullum.

 

Sunday 11th March  / 12 noon – 4.00pm / £12.00 – £15.00

 

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: Marlene Verplanck

Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment and Sunday lunch available to order. This week with acclaimed New York-based singer Verplanck, singing from the Great American Songbook with her top-notch UK trio of pianist John Pearce, bassist Paul Morgan and drummer Bobby Worth.

 

 

 

JAZZWISE15  – FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL MARCH 12TH – 17TH

Jazzwise Magazine, the UK’s biggest selling jazz magazine, celebrates it’s 15th anniversary this March, and Ronnie Scott’s is delighted to present a very special ‘Jazzwise to the Power of 15’ festival from the 12th -17th March.  The festival, which has been jointly curated by Ronnie Scott’s and Jazzwise’s editor Jon Newey, showcases the legacy, diversity, and cutting edge of jazz with six days of exceptional artistic talent from the US, UK and Europe, all of whom have been championed by Jazzwise over the past 15 years.

 

Monday 12th March / Doors 6pm  / £12.50 – £22.50

 

JAZZWISE15DOUBLE BILL: TROYK-ESTRA & ARUN GHOSH QUINTET

The Jazzwise curated festival kicks off with a unique double bill. In a special commission for this concert the highly acclaimed, power-house, jazz-prog-electronica trio, TROYKA, are partnered with the stunning Royal Academy of Music Big Band, led by the Academy’s head of jazz, Nick Smart, to form the TROYK-ESTRA. The music is fuelled by textural guitar loops, displaced drum grooves, big band brass and an evocative lyricism that is utterly absorbing. TROYKA’s Chris Montague, Kit Downes and Josh Blackmore have arranged music from their debut self titled release in 2009, and brand new material from their highly anticipated second release (scheduled for June 2012 on Edition records).   Rounding out a superb night is the sublime Arun Ghosh Quintet, led by the Manchester raised, London based clarinetist and composer Ghosh and noted for his inimitable mix of Asian and Western melodies and grooves. Featuring Idris Rahman, tenor saxophone, Chris Williams, alto saxophone, Liran Donin – double bass and Rastko Rasic drums.

 

+ 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 13th March / Doors 6pm  / £12.50 – £22.50

 

JAZZWISE15 DOUBLE BILL: EMPIRICAL & MICHAEL WOLLNY’S [em]

A superlative double-bill, featuring the sharp-suited poster boys of British Jazz, the hard-hitting, post-bop outfit Empirical and rising-star German pianist Wollny and his much-lauded trio. Empirical should really need no introduction. The project of four young, British Jazz musicians, who aim to expand on the traditions of Jazz, their unique music manages to be both timeless and totally now, inside and out.  In just a few short years they have carved out a place as one of jazz’s most exciting new bands, touring from New York to Molde, London to Montreal, and they have won numerous awards including the 2010 MOBO for Best Jazz Act and Jazzwise and Mojo Albums of the Year. Elements Of Truth is their third album, and second with the current line-up of Nathaniel Facey alto saxophone, Shaney Forbes drums, Tom Farmer bass and Lewis Wright vibraphone. Rising star’s of the European jazz scene, Pianist Wollny’s  [em] have been hailed as heir apparent to the late great Esbjorn Svensson’s band EST and share much of the same modus operandi shifting from powerful anthems to tender lyricism while exploring the sonic possibilities of the trio’s format.

 

+ 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 Mach – Thursday 15th March / Doors 6.00pm / £20.00 – £40.00

JAZZWISE15 : RON CARTER’S FOURSIGHT PRESENTING DEAR MILES

+ Support Wednesday: Zara MacFarlane Band

+ Support Thursday:  Josh Arcoleo Quartet

Astonishingly brilliant bassist Ron Carter has been one of jazz’s biggest stars since making his name with Miles Davis in the ‘60s. A superlative technician with an instantly recognisable sound he appears here with a fine band, featuring top class pianist Renee Rosnes, percussionist Rolando Morales-Matos and drummer Payton Crossley, paying tribute to his erstwhile boss, the great Miles Davis.

Support on Wednesday comes Gilles Peterson endorsed jazz-singer MacFarlane (her debut was released on his Brownswood imprint), and on Thursday from acclaimed young saxophonist Arcoleo (the latest talent to be unearthed by the UK’s ~Edition Records) appearing with a fine quartet featuring Peter Gabriel pianist Tom Cawley, Empirical bassist Tom Farmer and fine young drummer Josh Blackmore.

 

+ 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 16th March – Saturday 17th March / Doors 6.00pm &10.30pm (two shows) £20.00 – £42.50

 

JAZZWISE 152 : CHRIS POTTER

+ Support Friday: Laura Jurd Quartet

+ Support Thursday:  Sara Mitra Sextet

A world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. Down Beat called him “One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet” while Jazz Times identified him as “a figure of international renown.” Jazz sax elder statesman Dave Liebman called him simply, “one of the best musicians around,” a sentiment shared by the readers of Down Beat in voting him second only to tenor sax great Sonny Rollins in the magazine’s 2008 Readers Poll. He appears here with a new band featuring pianist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and top class drummer Gerald Cleaver.

 

Support on Friday comes from fine young contemporary trumpeter Jurd and on Saturday from rising star singer-songwriter Mitra and her sextet.

 

+ Late Late Show 11pm-3am (12.45-3am Fri-Sat) / £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 March / Doors 6.30pm / £18.00 – £28.50

 

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 March / 11.30am -2pm & 2.30pm- 5pm (two shows) / £12.00 – £15.00

 

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: Iain MacKenzie Presents The Gentleman Of Swing….  

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, performing materlal from Sinatra to Bublé


 

Monday 19th March – Tuesday 20th March / Doors 6.00pm / £18 – £32.50

 

MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Hailed as ”the genius of the modern piano” by none other than Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts Trio is known for its virtuosic style – a style that is strongly rhythmic, melodic, and filled with dynamic contrast. The trio is also noted for allowing all it’s members and equal voice in shaping the direction of the music through changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form, through a system of musical cues. As a result, each trio member’s enormous individual talent is showcased along with the powerfully rhythmic group sound. Featuring Marcus Roberts, piano, Rodney Jordan, bass and drummer Jason Marsalis.

 

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 212t  – Friday 23rd Mar / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Friday only) NB Sold Out returns only

RUBY TURNER

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

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

 

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 (12.45am-3am Fri) / £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.

 


 

Saturday 24th March / Doors 6.00pm &10.30pm (two shows) £25.00 – £42.50

 

Drizabone Soul Family

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Originally coming to prominence in the 1990’s with the worldwide smash “Real Love”, the band are now led by founder Billy Freeman. 

The two principal vocalists on the new project are Anneka Johnson and Nataya, supported here by their full live band. Their latest album “All The Way”, which is produced and co-written by Freeman has received rave reviews and has included two singles which have been playlisted on Radio 2.

 

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 (12.45am-3am Sat) / £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 March  / Doors 6.30pm / £12.50 – £22.50

LOKKHI TERRA

A welcome return for the powerful Lokkhi Terra, who draw on Bangladeshi, Latin and African music to mesmerising effect with a rhythm section of the finest Cuban musicians in London and a frontline of superb female Bengali singers.

 

Sunday 25th March / 12 noon – 4.00pm / £12.00 – £15.00

 

SUNDAY JAZZ LUNCH: Elaine Delmar with the Brian Dee Quartet featuring Jim Mullen

Relaxed family friendly lunchtime session featuring top quality entertainment, with Sunday lunch available to order. This week with a classy British jazz singer accompanied by a superb piano-led quartet featuring the great Jim Mullen on guitar.

 


 

Monday 26th March / Doors 6.00pm / £18 – £32.50

 

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE

+ Support: Robert Mitchell’s 3io

Before he reached eighteen, Ambrose Akinmusire had already performed with a string of acclaimed musicians including Joe Henderson, Joshua Redman and Steve Coleman. He’s since gone on to play in the bands of Herbie Hancock, Jason Moran and Wayne Shorter and has won acclaim from the likes of Quincy Jones and Hugh Masekela for his playing. Ronnie’s was bursting at the seams for the blazing premiere of his Blue Note debut When The Heart Emerges Glistening, which offers a powerful exercise in intelligent interplay and subtle melodic development, and the exhilarating performance garnered five star reviews in both the Guardian and Financial Times. This show (part of his first UK tour) features support comes from award winning pianist, composer, arranger and teacher, Robert Mitchell who, since his recording debut a decade ago, has become one of the most creative pianists on the British jazz scene. He appears here with his trio, 3io, featuring Mitchell on piano with bassist Tom Mason and drummer Richard Spaven.

+ 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 27th March– Saturday 31st March / Doors 6.00pm & 10.30pm (two shows Friday & Saturday only) £25.00 – £48.50

 

MARLENA SHAW

+ Support: The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Marlena Shaw is among the most versatile and charismatic jazz vocalists on the scene today. A former Count Basie vocalist and one of Blue Note Record’s biggest stars in the ‘70s, she is probably best know here for her hit California Soul which sound-tracked a KFC advert and her performances are marked by an artful blend of soul and straight-ahead jazz.

 

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 (12.45-3am Fri-Sat) / £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.

 


Spring highlights

 

April 3-4           Get The Blessing & Sarah Gillespie Punk jazz from Bristol plus top British/American singer songwriter

 

April 7              African Jazz All Stars                      Guitarist Lucky Ranku leads his orchestra

 

April 10-12       Michel Legrand                                 Legendary pianist and composer returns!

 

April 13-14       Carleen Anderson                            Superb soul and jazz singer

 

April 16-21       Georgie Fame                                    British r&b star of ‘Yeh Yeh’ fame

 

May 3-5           Manu Dibango                                   Funky, African sax great

 

May 9-12         Kyle Eastwood                                  Clint’s bass playing son!

 

May 16-18       Al Di Meola World Sinfonia             Iconic guitar legend.

 

May 19            Claire Martin Band                           Lauded UK jazz singer

OPENING HOURS AND SET TIMES

 

Ronnie Scott’s

47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT

 

www.ronniescotts.co.uk

Box office  020 7439 0747

 

 

 

OPEN UNTIL 3am Monday-Saturday and until Midnight Sunday

 

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

11.15pm-12.30am                  Main Act

12.45-late                                Late Late Show

 

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.