Wednesday 26th October 2016
- Saturday 29th October 2016
£50.00 - £80.00
Set to be a historic few nights at Ronnie Scott's around the 57th Anniversary of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club!
Legendary singer/hammond B3 player Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band.
A genuine legend of the British music scene for over fifty years, Fame’s blend of jazz and R&B earned him three number one hits in the early ‘60s. He has been a fixture of the Soho scene since then, when his cool vocals and superlative Hammond B-3 playing lit up such legendary venues as the Flamingo and Wag club and a key member of Van Morrison’s groups. He appears here with a cracking big band led by trumpeter Guy Barker and featuring some of the finest names in UK Jazz. Expect swinging soul-jazz and rip-roaring arrangements of classic R&B from a man still at the top of his game after over 50 years in the business.
+ support (26th): James Pearson Trio
The James Pearson trio tonight featuring James Pearson on piano, Dave Green bass on bass and Martin France on drums
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Ronnie Scott's allstars are comprised of some of the greatest talents on the U.K scene, including our most regular performers James Pearson (piano) and Sam Burgess (bass)
The owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James is one of the most exciting to musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, British jazz legend Sir John Dankworth recently 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" The Trio also includes:
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.
Without doubt Ian is one of the UK’s most sought after and respected drummers. He started his career in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra after moving to London from Cardiff in 1984. Since then he played with many great Jazz/Soul artists such as Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Kenny Wheeler and Hamish Stuart. As a much-in-demand session drummer, he has worked with Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, George Michael, Seal, Michael Jackson and many others. Ian also has numerous credits for TV and film scores and was the drummer for “The Voice” in Great Britain. He now teaches in Royal Academy of Music and despite his busy schedule as a session player is one of the regular musicians performing with Ronnie Scott’s All Stars.
Other regular performers include:
Steve Rushton (drums), Alex Garnett (sax), Nigel Price (guitar), Alistair White (trombone), Gary Baldwin (hammond), Al Cherry (guitar), Matt Home (drums), Dave Ohm (drums), Pedro Segundo (drums), Alan Barnes (sax), Natalie Williams (vocals), Ralph Salmins (drums), Arnie Somogyi (bass), Mark Smith (bass), James Nisbet (guitar), Pete Long (sax), Gerard Presencer (Trumpet), Dave O’Higgins (sax), Alec Dankworth, Steve Fishwick and others...
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+ support (28-29/10) Gareth Williams Power Trio
+ support (28-29/10) Gareth Williams Power Trio ft. Gareth Williams (piano/vocals), Laurence Cottle (bass) & Iain Thomas (drums).
Tell us what you think of Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band!, + support (26th): James Pearson Trio, + support (28-29/10) Gareth Williams Power Trio below..