Top US born Trombone players Robbie Harvey will lead his quintet tonight with fellow UK Trombone player Mark Nightingale
“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 (NO PREBOOKING)
£10 Entry, £5 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
Click The Video Below For A Taster (actual band on the night varies)
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.
Robbie Harvey was born in Jersey in the Channel Islands. After moving to London aged 18, he was privileged to study with Denis Wick, Malcolm Earle Smith and Jiggs Whigham at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. He has won many international prizes including The Don Lusher competition, Jiggs Whigham Trombone competition, and all three of the International Trombone Association’s Jazz competitions.
While studying, Robbie gained valuable experience as lead trombone with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and is also a former member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.
He has performed across Europe and further afield with groups such as the BBC Big Band, Guy Barker Orchestra, Laurence Cottle Big Band, Gordon Campbell Big Band, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra, Cleo Laine and the late John Dankworth, amongst many others.
He can regularly be found performing at Ronnie Scotts Jazz club including leading his own groups with artists such as Mark Nightingale and Alex Garnett. Robbie is a Michael Rath Trombones performing artist.
Mark Nightingale began playing at the age of nine and his outstanding talent became widely recognised when he won the coveted Don Lusher Award at the age of fifteen. At sixteen he was already lead trombonist in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain and developing his creativity as a composer and arranger. Whilst in NYJO he formed and lead the 5 trombone band, 'Bonestructure', producing their debut album in 1988.
Since graduating from Trinity College of Music, London, Mark has not only flourished as one of the busiest session-musicians on the London scene, but also become highly respected and sought after internationally as a jazz trombone soloist. Although still in his thirties, his rich and varied musical life has already taken him from playing on countless film soundtracks and TV shows to writing educational books and pieces for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, recording for Sting, Tom Jones, The Spice Girls or Robbie Williams, to playing in the orchestras of Henry Mancini, Michel Legrand or Frank Sinatra. Mark has been featured with London Brass and at many BTS and ITA Festivals, and he has also performed in such esteemed jazz company as Clark Terry, Bill Holman, Slide Hampton, James Morrison and Ray Brown.
In the 1990's Mark produced two critically acclaimed solo CDs under his own name, 'What I Wanted to Say' and 'Destiny', but on his most recent release 'The Rath Pack, Live in London' he is joined by fellow Rath endorsees Bert Boeren (Netherlands) and Marc Godfroid (Belgium). In recent years Mark has also produced a growing catalogue of popular educational studies and short pieces published by Warwick Music.
As well as leading his own quartet and Big Band, the Mark Nightingale trombone has recently been heard with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth, Stan Tracey's Octet, the Charlie Watts Ten-tet, the John Wilson Big Band, the Andy Panayi Quartet, the Alan Barnes Nonet, Steely Dan, the Laurence Cottle Big Band and the Scott Hamilton Sextet.