Wednesday 12th June 2013
£20.00 - £30.00
(photo by Nadjib Le Fleurier)
“ NEW All Star ensemble with some of UK’s Finest Jazz musicians!”
LINEAGE – Inspired by the fact that while the members were born in the UK and USA they are all connected artistically, historically as well as culturally via the Caribbean, South America, Cuba, Africa and America. Acknowledging, embracing the history and the rich legacy of the music. Internationally respected musicians, bandleaders and composers in their own right, brought together by their mutual love and appreciation of the legacy of the music called Jazz. They bring you great inspirational music from their own pen as well a special selection of music from some of their favourite contemporary composers.
Tony Kofi (Alto & Soprano Saxes) –Winner of various awards, has been heard on the national and international concert and club stages with people like Abdullah Ibrahim, David Murray, Macy Gray, and The Julian Joseph Big band.
Byron Wallen – (Trumpet/Flugel Horn) – Exponent of varieties of music from around the world, as well as Jazz, has worked with Cleveland Watkiss, McCoy Tyner, Airto Moreira and Guy Barker.
Trevor Watkis (Piano) A Berklee College Alumni, has spent travelling between London and NYC, and has performed with the late Stanley Turrentine, Courtney Pine, Gary Bartz and Jean Toussaint.
Larry Bartley (Bass) – A first call bassist on the local and international jazz scene, has appeared with Stanley Turrentine, Steve Williamson, Orrin Evans, Steve Grossman and Donald Brown (Art Blakey's Jazz Messenger)
Rod Youngs (Drums) Originally from Washington DC, USA, now resident in London, has been heard with the late Gil Scott Heron, Gary Crosby’s various groups, Jon Hendricks and the late Abram Wilson among others.
Support: The Ronnie Scotts All Stars
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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