Tuesday 9th July 2013
Quentin Collins- trumpet/flugelhorn, Bruno Montrone- piano, Sandy Suchodolski- bass, Ed Richardson- drums
“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
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.
"A Trumpeter whose style is a sizzling update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach." MOJO Magazine.
For over a decade, Quentin Collins has established himself as one of Europe's top up-and-coming Jazz/Commercial trumpeters, having worked with a plethora of internationally reknowned artists across many genres.
In the commercial sphere some of the artists Quentin has played & recorded with include Basement Jaxx (touring 1999-2001 and recording on releases such as 'Do Your Thing'), Craig David (Touring 2007-2009), Beverley Knight (touring 2007, including supporting + performing with Prince at O2 Arena), Girl's Aloud ('Out Of Control' 35-date arena tour + DVD 2009), Alicia Keys, Boy George, Tinie Tempah, Mark Ronson, Omar, Prince, Leona Lewis, US3, Hamish Stuart, Eric Robeson, Frank McComb, Englebert Humperdink (World Tour 2011), Terri Walker, Noah & The Whale, Duffy, Jeff Beck, Lulu, Roy Ayers, 4Hero, Carleen Anderson, Lemar, Braund Reynolds, Jocelyn Brown, Natalie Williams, Noel McKoy, Paloma Faith, Steve Howe & SunlightSquare.
Among the jazz musician's he has worked with are Tony Kofi, Jean Toussaint, Joel Frahm, Jason Rebello, Will Vinson, Roy Hargrove, Liane Carroll, Gwyneth Herbert, Kyle Eastwood, Phil Robson, Ingrid Laubrook, Troy Miller, Andrew McCormack, Jim Hart, Renato DAeillo, Andrea Pozza, Mulatu Astatke, Cleveland Watkiss, Nick Vayenas, Jonathan Gee, Mark Lockheart, Mornington Lockett, Dennis Rollins, Tim Garland, Norma Winstone & Ray Gelato to name but a few.
In 2007 Quentin released his debut solo album "If Not Now, Then When?" on SunlightSquare Records to much critical acclaim. Jazzwise magazine called it an "Intensely impressive debut" whilst The Guardian said "(Booker) Little's harmonic adventurous & (Alex) Sipiagin's rich tone can both be heard in Collins' sound on this vigorous set." MOJO magazine, who voted the record one of it's top ten jazz albums of 2007 said "superb debut from a trumpeter whose style is an update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach." Full reviews can be seen in the "Gallery & Reviews" section.
Quentin currently co-leads "The QC/BA Quartet", a Hammond-organ quartet with tenor sax titan Brandon Allen, being the house band for the successful Jazz-Dance residency "Jazz On The Road" in London during 2008 & also for 'The Late Set' residency every friday over a 6 month period during 2010 at 'The Last Days Of Decadence' in London's hip Shoreditch district.
The Quartet is currently running a follow-up monthly residency at The Hideaway called 'The LateSet Sessions'. Special guests have so far included Soweto Kinch, Antonio Forione and Omar.
The QC/BA Quartet released their debut album 'What's It Gonna Be?' in May 2011 on Sunlightsquare Records to great critical acclaim. Jack Massarik in the Evening Standard wrote:
"This talented quartet get the full five stars, not only for performing brilliantly here but also for playing the type of jazz few can master - namely bright, tuneful neo-bop originals that swing from start to finish."
They undertook a hugely successful Jazz Services funded 30+ date tour of the UK and Europe throughout the Spring 2012, starting in Febuary and running to June, at venues including The Forge and King's Place in London + Victoria Hall in Settle, Yorkshire & Turin + Bologna in Italy. All dates are listed in the Gigs section.
The QC/BA Quartet will be one of the headline acts at the Scarborough Jazz Festival in late September 2012. Their concert will be broadcast in full, later in October on Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up.
Quentin's past projects include his work with exciting contemporary group The Transatlantic Collective (see links section). As an original member Quentin toured internationally with them for three years running & recorded on their debut album "Traveling Song" on Woodville Records.
In 2012 he will be recording a follow-up quartet record to "If Not Now, Then When?", plus a second album with The Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet, both due for release on SunlightSquare Records (see links).
Quentin also continues to tour & record internationally as a 1st call session musician with many established & up-and-coming artist including, Girl's Aloud, Craig David, Sonny Jay Mason, Ska Cubano, SunlightSquare & High Frequency Bandwidth.
During October and November 2011 he was touring internationally with Englebert Humperdink.
He is now the regular trumpet player for the Kyle Eastwood band, with whom Quentin has been touring extensively throughout 2012. Summer gigs have included a double bill with the Marcus Miller band at Jazz In Marciac, which was shown live on Mezzo Channel across Europe.
They have just recorded a new album, to be released worldwide on Harmonia Mundi. The K E band were featured on Live From Abbey Road autumn 2012, which was broadcast on Channel 4. The K E band were also one of the headline acts at the 2012 Shanghai Jazz Festival on October 29th.
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