Tuesday 25th June 2013
Top UK Tenor Sax player Mussinghi Brian Edwards leads his quartet tonight featuring Dario Di Lecce on Bass, Ashley Henry on Piano & Femi Koleoso 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 or PREBOOKING AVAILABLE NOW (MON - THUR ONLY)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 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.
Mussinghi Brian Edwards
He began playing the saxophone in September 1980, when his mother bought him a horn. He was inspired to play after listening to Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook of the Skatalites... after buying all the records he could find of them, he needed to hear more and thought JAZZ. He introduced himself to Charlie Parker and Hank Mobley and then there was no looking back for him.. In 1983 due to his tenor falling apart because he was curious as to how it was made he found myself with an Alto Sax which he played for the next 23 years with bands like The Jazz Warriors, Jazz Jamaica, Aswad, Orphy Robinson, Rico Rodriguez, African Connection, Ernest Ranglin, Ruff Cut band, Misty in Roots, Finlay Quayle, Julian Joseph big band, the Wayne Batchelor Quartet... In 2006 he finally returned to his beloved Tenor Sax and currently he is playing with the Alan weekes Quartet every week @ the Haggerston and Skatronicks Jamaica, plus other projects.
Tell us what you think of Mussinghi Brian Edwards Quartet "Birthday Special" presented by Alex Garnett below..