Ronnie Scotts Celebrates The Best Of British Jazz

Ronnie Scott’s is quite simply an iconic music venue, and has had an important part to play in the history of Jazz music in this country.From the very beginning (thanks in part to a ban on overseas musicians), it has been a keen supporter of British Jazz music, and will soon be celebrating this with an all British Summer Jazz Festival.

This event will take place at the London venue from August 1-15th and feature a dazzling array of home grown talent. Star names like Courtney Pine and Julian Joseph are lined up to appear alongside acts like Polar Bear and Get The Blessing. The aim is to give people an insight into the diverse British Jazz Scene, and they will do this by showcasing an amazing 100 musicians during the course of the festival. Each night will have a double bill of Jazz talent, and there’ll be other activities to enjoy at the venue too, such as workshops, a quiz show with a celebrity panel, and a photography competition. Not only that, there’s a year’s membership to the Jazz Club could be won, if you can work out the connection between all the acts playing at the festival. What a way to celebrate you’re 50th birthday, and you could be there. Check out the full line-up and ticket prices below, and if any of the shows take your fancy, visit www.ronniescotts.com for details.

• Sat 1st August: Julian Joseph Trio / Polly Gibbons Quartet
            (1st house £40 / 30 / 25, 2nd house £36 / 26 / 20)

• Sun 2nd August: Funk Affair with Noel McKoy
      (£26 / 20 / 15)

• Mon 3rd August: Gareth Lockrane Big Band / Ross Stanley Organ Trio
            (£20 / 15 / 10)

• Tue 4th August: Nucleus Revisited / Michael Garrick Quartet
(£20 / 15 / 10)

• Wed 5th August: Evan Parker Trio / The London Jazz Collective
(£20 / 15 / 10)

• Thurs 6th August: Zoe Rahman / Arun Ghosh Indo-Jazz Sextet
            (£20 /15 /10)

• Friday 7th August: Joey Negro presents: The Sunburst Band / The Filthy Six
            (£36 / 26 / 20)

• Sat 8th August: Liane Carroll Quartet / Tony Kofi Quartet
            (1st house £40 / 30 / 25, 2nd house £36 / 26 / 20)

• Sun 9th August: Soul Family Sunday with Natalie Williams
(£26 / 20 / 15)

• Mon 10th August: Soweto Kinch / Tom Cawley’s Curios
(£30 / 20 / 15)

• Tue 11th August: Clark Tracey Quintet / Lee Gibson Quintet
(£20 / 15 / 10)

• Wed 12th August: Polar Bear / Get the Blessing
(£20 / 15 / 10)

• Thur 13th August: Iain Ballamy / The James Pearson Trio Album Launch
            (£20 / 15 / 10)

• Friday 14th August: Courtney Pine’s “Transition in Tradition” / Anton Browne Quartet
            (1st house £46 / 36 / 30, 2nd house £40 / 30 / 25)

• Sat 15th August: Tommy Smith / Kit Downes Trio
           (1st house £40 / 30 / 25, 2nd house £36 / 26 / 20)

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