Monday 23rd September 2013
- Tuesday 24th September 2013
£25.00 - £40.00
TILL BRÖNNER trumpet/flugel horn, MAGNUS LINDGREN sax/flute,JASPER SOFFERS piano, JO BARNIKEL keys, BRUNO MULLER guitar, CHRISTIAN V KAPHENGST bass, DAVID HAYNES drums
German trumpet virtuoso Till Brönner is one of Europe’s most successful jazz musicians. His exceptional sensitivity for sound and melody coupled with his fine singing voice in the ‘cool’ style has seen him compared Chet Baker. Throughout his career he has worked with greats from the jazz and pop worlds such as Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, Michael Brecker, James Last, Al Di Meola, Chaka Khan, Tony Bennett, Johnny Griffin, Michael Franks and many others. Though classically trained, Bronner discovered jazz at the age of 13 after hearing Charlie Parker for the first time and has gone on to record 17 albums since his debut in 1997 which contained fine renditions of jazz standards. He has recorded classic tunes of all kinds, from pop and soul to Brazilian and film gems in a wide variety of settings. He returns to Ronnie’s to perform music from his 2016 Sony release, The Good Life, which sees him return to straight-ahead jazz performing a collection of much-loved standards featuring him on vocals , trumpet and flugelhorn.
Till Brönner has become Germany´s most successful Jazz musician in history. Although considered as „trumpet virtuoso“ his exceptional sensitivity for sound and melody next to his occasional singing brought him the reputation of being the “German Chet Baker”.
Till stems from a family of musicians; after a well-protected childhood, he enjoyed a classical education followed by a study of the jazz trumpet at Cologne’s Music Academy.
After only three semesters he convinced the leader of Berlin’s “RIAS-Big Band” at an audition, taking his first hurdle at the age of 20. Only two years later, he raised more than one eyebrow with “Generations of Jazz”, being both a classic mainstream recording with Ray Brown and Jeff Hamilton and his debut as a bandleader. By the time he released “German Songs”, his third album of old German film songs, arranged for jazz quartet and classical orchestra, he was the talk of the trade.
Throughout his carrer he has worked with greats from the Jazz and Pop world like Dave Brubeck, Herbie Hancock, Hildegard Knef, Annie Lennox, Michael Brecker, James Last, Monty Alexander, Al Di Meola, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Johnny Griffin, Nena, Ernie Watts, Michael Franks and many others.
On his own albums OCEANA and RIO featured guest vocalists of a wide range such as Annie Lennox, Carla Bruni, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Aimee Mann, Sergio Mendes, Kurt Elling, Milton Nascimento and Luciana Souza.
In 2008 he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Classical Crossover Album” for “The Jazz Album”, an album he produced with classical bass-baritone singer Thomas Quasthoff. As a celebration of “50 years of bossa nova” he released his album “Rio” recorded with stellar guests and in 2009 he was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category “Best Jazz Instrumental Solo” for his performance on the album “The Standard” by legendary vocal ensemble Take 6.
In 2010 he became a TV-Star and acted as judge on the german issue of the „X-Factor“ and released his album „At the End of the Day“ for which he received his 5th Echo Award.
In 2012 he went back into the recording studio to pay tribute to legendary CTI-Producer Creed Taylor. The Album „Till Brönner“ is a stunning hommage to his long-time inspiration Freddie Hubbard and was hugly celebrated among the jazz community.
In 2014 Till recorded „The Movie Album“. Guest appearances by Arturo Sandoval, Gregory Porter, Lizzy Loeb and Joy Denalane
In April 2015 Till was invited to the International Jazz Day in Paris, initialized by the United Nations and Herbie Hancock to perform at the UNESCO world stage with the Who-is-Who of the international jazz world along with Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marcus Miller, Lee Ritenour, Femi Kuti, Dianne Reeves and many more.
Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars
+ support tonight: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars with Special Guest vocalists Emma Smith (Mon) and Natalie Williams (Tues)
Monday's band line up: Alex Garnett (tenor sax), James Pearson (piano), Sam Burgess (bass) and Ed Richardson (drums).
Tuesday's band line up: is Alex Garnett (tenor sax), James Pearson (piano), Sam Burgess (bass) and Chris Higginbottom
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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