Monday 29th October 2012
- Friday 2nd November 2012
£38.00 - £50.00
It’s a big year ahead for acclaimed Grammy-nominated singer, Stacey Kent, who returns to Ronnie Scott’s this autumn, just before the release of her most ambitious project yet, her first orchestral album, and another worldwide tour. Stacey returns to the club with her 5-piece band, featuring songs from the new album, I KNOW I DREAM: The Orchestral Sessions, (SONY/Okeh).
This beautiful collection of songs, arranged by Tommy Laurence, includes Bossa Nova classics, Chansons, American Standards, as well as original songs from Stacey's husband, the saxophonist, composer and arranger, Jim Tomlinson, alongside his lyricist partners, the award-winning novelist, Kazuo Ishiguro, portuguese poet, Antonio Ladeira, and Nashville based, Cliff Goldmacher, with whom Jim composed the title track. Even in an expanded orchestral landscape, Stacey and her group preserve their remarkable and instantly recognisable sense of intimacy and delicacy.
With career sales approaching 2 million albums, Stacey’s 11th studio album, “I Know I Dream,” is a sure to be a highlight not only for its breathtaking beauty but also for its assured expressiveness.
“I Know Dream” follows “Tenderly” (2015), an intimate collaboration with Brazilian music master, Robert Menescal, and follow-up to ”Marcos Valle & Stacey Kent Live” recorded with Marcos in Rio, in celebration of his 50 years in music. Stacey's previous albums include, the Brazilian-flavored, “The Changing Lights,” (2013), “Dreamer In Concert” (2011), recorded live in Paris at La Cigale, her all-French, “Raconte-moi,” (2010), and the Platinum-selling, Grammy nominated, “Breakfast on the Morning Tram,” (2007). Throughout her career, Stacey’s band has featured Jim Tomlinson (sax & flute) whose songwriting partnership with Kazuo Ishiguro has formed an essential plank in her repertoire.
Stacey's appearance at Ronnie Scott's Club is an annual homecoming not to be missed!
"Stacey's singing never lets us forget these songs are about people. Her protagonists come to life so fully in her voice, you sometimes have to remind yourself the CD has no visuals. She has, in fact, much in common with today's finest screen actors who, assured of the camera's ability to pick out detail, portray complex shades of personality, motive and feeling through subtle adjustments of face and posture....here's a great jazz diva of our age." - Kazuo Ishiguro
"Ms. Kent embodied the essence of saudade as persuasively as any of her Brazilian idols. As she threw back her head and crooned softly, you had the sense of a woman with nothing to protect, living in the moment and dreaming out loud.’ - Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES
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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