Brecker Brothers Band Reunion

SOLD OUT - Brecker Brothers Band Reunion, Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

Tuesday 22nd July - Thursday 24th July
Dates: Tuesday 22nd July - Thursday 24th July

Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £45.00

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Dates:

Tuesday 22nd July
- Thursday 24th July

Doors open time

First House
18:00

Ticket Prices:

£30.00 - £45.00

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Brecker Brothers Band Reunion Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars

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RANDY BRECKER         el. trumpet / vocals
ADA ROVATTI                t. & s. saxophones
BARRY FINNERTY                             guitar
NEIL JASON                     el. bass / vocals
TERRY BOZZIO                                drums

The loss of 57-year-old tenor saxophone titan Michael Brecker from leukemia in 2007 left a gaping hole that can’t be filled. His longest running collaboration was with his older brother, trumpet great Randy Brecker. They were already well-traveled jazz improvisers when first joining forces as the Brecker Brothers in the mid-70s, infusing the era’s predominant jazz/rock fusion with a heaping helping of funk. Their 1975 debut was followed by five more sessions for Arista through the early ‘80s, even scoring a Top 40 UK single with “East River” (from Heavy Metal Be-Bop). The brothers reunited in 1992, recording two superb albums for GRP that picked up where they left off, combining sensational chops with infectious electronic grooves. Their final release, 1994’s Out of the Loop, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance. Randy Brecker has now assembled a true supergroup with deep Brecker Band history, (LINEUP TBC) The band’s reunion marks a rare occasion, one you’ll only experience at SFJAZZ, and is timed to coincide with the release of their new record.

Supporting Artist/Band

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)

James Pearson:-

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".

Sam Burgess:- 

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. 

Pedro Segundo:-

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...

To find out more, please go to:

www.myspace.com/thejamespearsontrio


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Dates: Tuesday 22nd July - Thursday 24th July

Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £45.00

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