Friday 8th August
Jacob Collier Trio tonight featuring Conor Chaplin on Bass and Corrie Dick on Drums!
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
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 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.
Born in 1994, Jacob Collier is a musician, based in London, UK. Inspired by many trades, his music combines elements of Jazz, Folk, acapella, groove, songs, Trip-hop, Classical music, Brazilian music, Gospel, Soul and improvisation, which combine to make altogether a Jacob sound.
Born into a world of continuous music-making, and surrounded by a house full of music and a family of musicians, Jacob composed and created music from his earliest years, with no formal musical training. At the age of 8, he took on singing lessons, which led to many opportunities to perform and experience music as a treble singer and an actor: he travelled to Budapest in 2004 to play/sing the role of ‘Tiny Tim’ in the Hallmark film adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, and then a few years later to Parma (Italy) Oviedo (Spain) and the London Coliseum (with ENO) to sing the role of ‘Miles’ in three separate productions of Benjamin Britten’s ‘The Turn of the Screw’. Other appearances include Keith Warner’s critically acclaimed production of “Wozzeck” at the Royal Opera House in London (2002), speaking the voice of young Mozart (Naxos audiobooks, 2002), and Mozart’s Magic Flute with ENO at the London Coliseum (2007). Extracting elements from all these experiences, Jacob continued to develop his own musical sound and outlook, using his voice, his hands, and the instruments around him.
At 14, having been awarded the gold medal by ABRSM for attaining the highest mark in the country for his Grade 8 Singing, Jacob joined the Royal College of Music Junior Department as a composer. Opportunities here included being commissioned to write a piece inspired by a Henry Moore sculpture, as part of a collaboration with the London School of Contemporary Dance. Around this time, Jacob got his hands on a double bass for the first time and began to explore the piano in greater depth. His love for harmony, rhythm and improvisation brought him to discover jazz; and, following this discovery, in September of 2010, Jacob joined the Royal Academy of Music Junior Jazz Department as a pianist, and the Purcell School, studying composition, jazz piano and voice, as well as for his A-levels.
It was around this time that Jacob began to share some music with the YouTube world, and he has since gained a huge following worldwide, with over 30,000 online subscribers from 156 countries, and more than two million YouTube views. His fan base includes such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Steve Vai and Take 6, to name a few.
Today, at 19, alongside ceaseless musical and general exploration, Jacob studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music as a Jazz Pianist. In addition to this, he is working towards an album, and developing a live concept, which he is ridiculously excited about.
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