Saturday 5th October
£25.00 - £45.00
JP Gervasoni - Trumpet
Alex Maynard - Trumpet
Gavin Broom - Trumpet
Trevor Myers - Trombone
James Arben - Sax/Flute
Chris Kibble - Piano
Gerry Hunt - Bass
Marc Cecil - Timbales/Percussion
Carlos Fuentes - Bongos/Percussion/Vocal
Juan Pablo Lopez - Vocal
Enrique Bringas - Featured Vocalist
Robin Jones - Congas/Percussion
King Salsa was founded by master Percussionist/Drummer Robin Jones in England in 1986. In its 20 or so years the band has had a colourful and varied career and has become something of an international institution in Latin (mainly Cuban) music, dance and folklore. King Salsa has been featured at most of the world's best jazz and Latin venues and festivals including sell-outs at the legendary Ronnie Scott's club in London, the Brecon Jazz Festival, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Malta, Pori and alongside Irakere at London's Cabot Hall.
The personnel have always been drawn from the top current group of crack young players internationally, and have also backed many of the world’s greats in Latin and Latin Jazz. Many great players and singers have graced the band’s ranks, many of whom have become Band Leaders in their own right, and who often make return appearances. These include master percussionist Bosco De Oliveira (now resident in Brazil but still comes to play with the band on occasion), trumpet virtuosos Steve Waterman, Mark Armstrong and Graeme Flowers, trombone legends Dennis Rollins and Paul Shepherd, the inimitable violin of Omar Puente and multi-instrumental star Gerry Hunt.
The current line-up features a range of ferocious new talents; The trumpet section features the world class lead trumpets of Jean Paul Gervasoni, Alex Maynard and the section and jazz solos of Gavin Broom. The piano is under the capable digits of the amazing Chris Kibble. The bass chair features Jonny Gee, an ever-present figure on the UK jazz and Latin scenes. The timbales are in the hands of Marc Cecil who is becoming one of the most sought after Drummers/Percussionists on the scene. Virtuoso tenor, baritone sax and flute man is Jamie Harris and new trombone star and Musical Director is Tim Smart. Alongside Robin, the percussion section is spearheaded by master percussionist/vocalist Carlos Fuentes (from Chile). Add to this the charismatic lead vocals and percussion of Enrique Bringas (from Cuba) and Juan Pablo Lopez (from Colombia), and you have it. Robin himself has had a vastly experienced career, playing with most of the world’s greats of Latin, jazz and pop including Stan Getz, Phil Woods and Latin Jazz piano great Charlie Palmeiri. More recently he has been seen with trumpet greats Eddie Henderson and Arturo Sandoval.
The band has recently released a breathtaking new album, entitled 'Sabroso Mambo'. Available through Weave Records, all good record stores, iTunes and CD Baby, it is one of the most exciting Latin albums produced in recent years.
The band also has two previous CDs 'Aché' and 'Chango'.
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 to 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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Tell us what you think of Robin Jones' "King Salsa", Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars below..