Wednesday 26th June 2013
- Sunday 30th June 2013
£30.00 - £55.00
The hugely popular show is back at Ronnies will feature Dave Brubeck’s legendary music and original compositions by his sons and featuring one of the UK’s most highly regarded saxophonists, Dave O’Higgins
The quartet “Brubecks Play Brubeck” is returning to Ronnie Scott’s, having completed sold out residencies here for the past 4 years.
This visit to England, planned some time ago, has become more poignant since Dave Brubeck’s passing 2 years ago, one day before his 92nd birthday. In the 70’s and 80’s, the three Brubeck brothers (Darius, Chris, and Dan) recorded and toured worldwide with their father Dave as “Two Generations of Brubeck” and “The New Brubeck Quartet”.
“Brubecks Play Brubeck” captures the spirit and rhythms of the famous Dave Brubeck Quartet but, as John Fordham wrote in the Guardian, “sheltering under the Brubeck umbrella is by no means all the maestro’s offspring do”. In addition to well-known standards and Brubeck hits, the group also plays compositions by the brothers.
Darius, the eldest Brubeck son is a jazz pianist, educator and band-leader and has his own Quartet, which regularly plays at festivals and clubs around the UK and abroad. Chris’ symphonic works are performed by leading orchestras and, as a bass and trombone player, also excels in the jazz, rock and folk genres. Dan is a renowned, Grammy-nominated percussionist, acclaimed for his exciting drum solos and has been featured with musicians as diverse as Gerry Mulligan and The Band. Dave O’Higgins, who has recorded a dozen albums with his own band, adds imaginative and polished improvisations to the family mix.
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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