Monday 2nd September
Top Saxophonist leads impressive quartet - featuring: Josh Kemp (Sax), Tim Lapthorn (Piano), Mick Hutton (Bass), Matt Skelton (Drums)
The Ronnie Scott's Late Late Show!
EVERY MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
& EVERY FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
Click The Video Below For A Taster Of The Late Late Show (actual band on the night varies!)
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
ENTRY ON THE DOOR (NO PREBOOKING) £10/£5 Students with ID, FREE ENTRY to MU, Club Members and main show ticket holders
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.
Josh Kemp is an acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer known for his melodic inventiveness, warm tone and a heartfelt and lyrical approach to improvisation. His latest album, Tone Poetry, featuring Tim Lapthorn on Piano and Mick Hutton on Bass is released in January 2014. A 30 date UK tour is booked, please see the GIGS page for details. Previous CDs include Animus, released on 33 records and Kukus, also in collaboration with Tim Lapthorn. Josh read philosophy at Oxford University and won scholarships to study Jazz at London's Guildhall and Trinity Schools of music. Josh is an active member of the E17 jazz collective and conducts workshops and courses around the UK. He endorses Jody Jazz mouthpieces and SAXXAS ligatures.
Wonderfully rich toned tenorist Josh Kemp with a laconic, subtle, highly nuanced and original sound TIME OUT
A polished, mellow and assured mix of contemporary and post-bop styles ... strong compositional skills JAZZ UK
The music breathes beautifully with subtle light and shade and it is shot through with feeling. This is mature, fully realized jazz of a high order, and a pleasure to hear IAN CARR
A magnificent band. Josh's Tenor sax playing made me feel that Coleman Hawkins had just entered the room – warm, mellow and punchy ... splendid
CHARLES SIMMONDS, Artistic Director, NC JAZZ
A musician of great individuality ALAN BARNES
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