Monday 3rd June
Top UK Quintet let by UK pianist, keyboardist and composer Sam Crowe.
Sam Crowe: Piano/Keys, James Gardiner-Bateman: Alto
Will Davies: Guitar, Jon Harvey: Bass, Dave Hamblett: Drums
The Ronnie Scott's Late Late Show!
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR (NO PREBOOKING)
£10 Entry, £5 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holdersClick The Video Below For A Taster Of The Late Late Show!
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolest late night hang.
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session.
Click here for an idea of the vibe of the late late show! (Band and style on the night varies!!)
Through composition and an individual approach to improvising, Sam is constantly striving for a modern voice in music, at the heart of which is a deep love for many styles of music and a desire to find and express a deeper universal truth that resides in all of us and with which we can all connect.
Sam graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2006. Since then he has worked with some of the most acclaimed young artists in Jazz.
As a performer, Sam has performed and recorded with some of the most highly regarded jazz musicians in the UK and US including Will Vinson, Mark Guiliana, Alan Hampton, Adam Waldmann, Jasper Hoiby, Jonathon Kreisberg, Gretchen Parlato, Julian Siegal, Phil Robson and Phil Donkin to name a few.
As a band leader, he has been widely recognized as an exciting new arrival on the UK jazz scene with his critically acclaimed debut album, Synaesthesia, garnering extremely high praise from the press and public alike. 2010/11 saw The Sam Crowe Group perform sell out shows across the UK including London Jazz Festival, Brecon International Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Dean St.
He has just recorded his second album of original compositions in New York with a cast of some of the most talked about young musicians in jazz including Mark Guiliana, Will Vinson, Alan Hampton, Adam Waldmann, Will Davies and Gretchen Parlato. Release will be March 2013 on Whirlwind Recordings.
Sam has also composed music for films including songs for French/Canadian production ‘Lullaby For Pi’ starring Forrest Whittaker, Clemence Poesy and Rupert Friend. He has also scored pictures including Rupert Friend’s short ‘STEVE’ starring Colin Firth and Keira Knightley.
“Crowe’s writing is complex but accessible and he exhibits a ﬁerce musical intellect.” The Jazzmann
“Crowe is a class act both as composer and pianist.” Chris Parker, The Vortex.
“This is an extremely impressive debut by the young pianist-composer…. As promising a start to a solo career as you’ll see all year.” Jazzwise review. June 2010
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