Tuesday 4th February 2014
Top Uk Guitarist is hosting the Late Late show tonight with his "Modern BeBop Association" Quartet featuring Jeremy Brown on Bass, Leon Greening on Piano & Steve Brown on Drums.
Click The Video Below For A Taster Of The Late Late Show (actual band on the night varies!)
“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.
He started playing the guitar when he was a wee lad in Belper, Derbyshire. Then he stopped and switched to double bass. More than 15 years as a full-time gigging bassist later, he's now playing the guitar again and absolutely loving it.
Stylistically he's grounded in swing and bebop with occasional forays backwards into the fyggy world of early jazz, forwards into more brow-furrowing modern territory and sideways into the exotic worlds of Brazil and Cuba.
His influences include George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, Bucky Pizzarelli, Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Joe Pass, Russell Malone, Freddie Green, Mark Whitfield, Peter Bernstein, Jim Mullen, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. He's principally interested in making a clean, straight-ahead, blues-edged sound with some modern elements.
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