Monday 30th December
Rick Simpson (Piano) Group
Leo Richardson (Saxophone)
Tim Thornton (Bass)
Matt Home (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.
Rick is based in London playing a wide variety of music, and leads his own group playing original jazz music. Rick is a regular performer at the 606 Jazz Club, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Vortex, The Bull’s Head, Charlie Wright’s, and he has appeared at larger venues such as the Royal Festival Hall and the Purcell Room.
In 2008 Rick won a Yamaha Scholarship Prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians. A recording of Rick’s band was put on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine.
Since graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he has played with musicians such as John Patitucci, Rufus Reid, Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Jeff Williams and Alan Barnes as well as younger musicians in London and plays in the ensembles of Fini Bearman, Tommy Andrews and Sarah Ellen Hughes. He has also performed at Ronnie Scott’s with actor Kevin Spacey.
Rick also teaches on the prestigious MEhr Clef courses alongside Stan Sulzmann, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes, Malcolm Edmonstone Mark Hodgson, Lee Gibson, Ursula Malewski and Martin France. www.mehrclef.com
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