Monday 22nd April 2013
- Wednesday 24th April 2013
£30.00 - £45.00
Line up confirmed: Meshell Ndegeocello - bass, vox, Chris Bruce – guitar, Jebin Bruni – keys & Abe Rounds - drums
Fearsome bassist, vocalist and prolific songwriter, Meshell Ndegeocello has the creativity and curiosity of an authentic musical force. Mercurial and masterful, she has eschewed genre for originality, celebrity for longevity, and musicals trends for musical truths. She has earned critical acclaim, the unfailing respect of fellow players, songwriters and composers and the dedication of her diverse, unclassifiable fans who have come to expect the unexpected from her and faithfully followed her whether she’s pumping out funk, booming hip-hop, and tortured soul or surging towards the heights of jazz. Indeed Meshell covers the entire spectrum of Great Black Music with brio – and then goes even further.
Meshell returns to Ronnie Scott’s following her magnificent 2013 shows in which she performed music from her album ‘Pour une âme souveraine (“For a sovereign soul”), a dedication to Nina Simone. Performing classic Nina songs she superbly illustrated her elder’s fragility and complex personality, her spirituality and her enduring legacy. For these shows, Meshell included music from her current album (released in 2014), Comet, Come To Me, a collection of groove driven, infectiously melodic and lyrically meditative songs that finds her returning to the same well of creativity that launched her career. Expect a lush, vocal, seeking and wise set, driven by the signature bounce and precise pocket of Ndegeocello on bass.
Joining Meshell Ndegeocello on bass and vocals is Chris Bruce on guitar, Jebin Bruni on keys & Abe Rounds on drums
Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars
The Ronnie Scott's All Stars are comprised of some of the greatest talents on the U.K scene, including some of our most regular performers James Pearson (piano), Sam Burgess (bass) and Pedro Segundo (drums)
Musical Director at Ronnie Scott’s and the owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James Pearson is one of the most exciting musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, the late jazz legend Sir John Dankworth declared: "James Pearson is an exceptionally gifted artist. His masterful playing makes him head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. He shows signs of true greatness".
Double Bass Despite only being in his early 30’s, already Sam is a stalwart of the UK jazz scene. As well as appearing on numerous film soundtracks such as 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Hannibal'. Sam’s thumping, pounding, relentlessly driving bass lines have been heard accompanying the likes of Bob James, Billy Kilson, Gary Novak, Joe Lock, Dave Kekowski, Guy Barker, Dave O'Higgins, Pete King, Gareth Williams, Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Tim Whitehead, John Horler, Gwyneth Herbert, John Dankworth, The BBC Big Band and Robbie Williams.
At 22 years old Pedro Segundo, Portuguese drummer joins the James Pearson Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Born and raised in Lisbon, picked up the drums seriously at the age of eight starting studying classical percussion a year later. In June 2011 he graduates from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in Timpani and Classical Percussion. His musical ability combines a blend of styles creating a unique sound on the drum set. He has played regularly with Dennis Rollins, Femi Temowo, Mário Franco, Cleveland Watkiss and many other artists touring in festivals all around the globe.
Other regular performers include:
Dave Ohm (drums), Natalie Williams (vocals), Alex Garnett (sax), Nigel Price (guitar), Steve Rushton (drums), Polly Gibbons (vocals), Alistair White (trombone), Gary Baldwin (hammond), Al Cherry (guitar), Matt Home (drums), Alan Barnes (sax), Ralph Salmins (drums), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Mark Smith (bass), James Nisbet (guitar), Pete Long (sax), Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), Dave O’Higgins (sax), Alec Dankworth (bass), Steve Fishwick (trumpet) and others...
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