Tuesday 4th June
“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 OR PREBOOKING AVAILABLE MONDAY TO THURSDAY
£10 Entry, £5 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
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.
Allison Neale was born in Seattle, USA, and raised in Northamptonshire, UK. She started playing by ear at an early age, assimilating the stylistic approach of many players, but above all Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she still has a particular affinity. Spending her formative years playing alto in the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, she had the opportunity to perform with many leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall, Bobby Shew, Bud Shank, and Lanny Morgan, amongst others. She also held the flute chair in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra between 1996 and 1998. In addition to this quartet, Allison is involved in other ongoing bands and projects, including the contemporary Brazilian ensemble Caratinga and a quintet with trumpeter Gary Kavanagh. The debut CD by the Allison Neale Quartet Melody Express was released to critical acclaim in 2004 on 33 Records.
"Allison plays the alto saxophone with a tone so light and airy that it melts at the edges" - Dave Gelly, The Observer
"Allison is a young saxophonist of rare ability... she immediately demonstrates a touch and understanding of jazz soloing... the performances simply carry you to a world of lightness and satisfaction" - Musician Magazine
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