Monday 6th October 2014
- Saturday 11th October 2014
£38.00 - £55.00
Acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, sings from the soul, telling her stories with faultless phrasing and a lucid, enchanting voice. Stacey will be returning to Ronnie Scott's Club to present tracks from her 2013 album, THE CHANGING LIGHTS (Parlophone/Warner), and other originals Kent's repertoire and audience have expanded with every album. Her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated Breakfast On The Morning Tram (Blue Note/EMI 2007), was described in Jazz Times as a "marvelously inventive launching pad for this bold, brave new Kent.
The Changing Lights places Kent's love for Brazilian music centre stage featuring Bossa Nova classics like How Insensitive and This Happy Madness, alongside originals by the songwriting team of Jim Tomlinson and Kazuo Ishiguro, who composed Stacey's title track, The Changing Lights.
Stacey’s current release, her third Blue Note/EMI CD, “Dreamer In Concert,” was her first ever live album and the follow-up to “Breakfast on the Morning Tram” (2007) and her all-French “Raconte-moi” (2009). Notably, Stacey’s band features Jim Tomlinson (sax) whose songwriting partnership with famed novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro, has formed the central plank in Stacey’s recent albums. Stacey's appearance at Ronnie Scott's Club is an annual homecoming not to be missed!
"Stacey's singing never lets us forget these songs are about people. Her protagonists come to life so fully in her voice, you sometimes have to remind yourself the CD has no visuals. She has, in fact, much in common with today's finest screen actors who, assured of the camera's ability to pick out detail, portray complex shades of personality, motive and feeling through subtle adjustments of face and posture....here's a great jazz diva of our age." - Kazuo Ishiguro
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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Support: THE RONNIE SCOTT'S CLUB QUINTET (Mon & Tues)
The support act tonight is THE RONNIE SCOTT'S CLUB QUINTET featuring FREDDIE GAVITA – trumpet, ALEX GARNETT – tenor sax, JAMES PEARSON – piano, SAM BURGESS – bass, CHRIS HIGGINBOTTOM - drums
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