Friday 22nd November 2013
- Saturday 23rd November 2013
£25.00 - £45.00
BENNIE MAUPIN - bass clarinet, tenor sax, flute, FOLEY - lead bass, GARY HUSBAND - piano/keyboards, JERRY BROOKS - bass, LENNY WHITE - drums
Ex-Return To Forever and Miles Davis drummer brings an Allstar band featuring Headhunters reedsman Bennie Maupin, keyboard maestro Gary Husband, ex-Miles guitarist Foley and US bassist Jerry Brooks
Four time Grammy winner, Lenny White co-created some of the most influential music over the past four decades and collaborated with some of jazz music’s greatest artists including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubband, Ron Carter and Joe Henderson. Along with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Al Di Meola he helped define Jazz-Fusion with the Grammy Award winning group ‘Return to Forever.”
Alternating between drummer and producer Lenny is always on the cutting edge. His producing talents have been sampled by Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Diane Reeves, Rachelle Ferelle and Marlena Shaw to name but a few as well as ‘Pieces of a Dream’ with Grover Washington, Gato Barbieri, Wayne Shorter, Wallace Roney and hip-hop artist Big Daddy Kane. With fellow “Jamaica Boy’ band member and great producer Marcus Miller, Lenny co-scored the music for Reginald Hudlin’s critically and financially successful film. “House Party.” And Lenny had a hand in the soundtrack for Spike Lee’s film ‘School Daze.”
Currently touring with several different bands Lenny continues to push the envelope with Patrice Rushen, Victor Bailey, Foley and Bennie Maupin while promoting their recent release on BFM jazz ‘Lenny White Live’ recorded in 1997 with Donald Blackman and Mark Ledford. Another current touring project includes the acclaimed Neapolitan chanteuse Letizia Gambi with cello, bandoleon, bass, piano, sax and of course Lenny on drums. Her freshman release ‘Introducing Letizia Gambi’ was produced by Lenny and features Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Wallace Roney, Gato Barbieri, Gil Goldstein, Patrice Rushen and Lenny.
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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