Friday 20th July 2012
- Saturday 21st July 2012
£50.00 - £100.00
Stanley Clarke – Bass Stewart Copeland – Drums, Ruslan Sirota – Keyboards, Brady Cohan – Guitar
Bass virtuoso STANLEY CLARKE and drummer extraordinaire STEWART COPELAND are uniting this summer to bring a unique eclectic mix of Jazz Fusion, Classical music and Rock to the European festival circuit. Of course, the performance will also include a hit or two from each of their personal careers. Joining them is a group of young but tested musicians including Ruslan Sirota on keyboards and Brady Cohan on guitar.
“I’m very excited about this tour,” says Clarke. “I feel that the wave of the future in live musical performances is unique and unusual pairings like Stewart and me. It’s going to be a positive experience for the audience as well as for us.”
Good friends, this will certainly not be the first time Clarke and Copeland have performed together. Both were key members of the group Animal Logic along with Deborah Holland. Animal Logic released two self-titled albums in 1987 and 1991, which have become fusion cult favorites.
STANLEY CLARKE, a 2011 and 2012 multi-Grammy Award winner, became the first bassist in history who could double on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. A veteran of over 40 albums, he won the 2011 Best Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy Award for his album The Stanley Clarke Band. Clarke co-founded the seminal fusion group Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Lenny White. This year Return to Forever won a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Forever. He has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Paul McCartney and Keith Richards to name a few. Clarke’s creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable. He was Rolling Stone’s very first Jazzman of the Year, and bassist winner of Playboy’s Music Award for ten straight years. Most recently he was honored with the prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his body of work. An accomplished film and TV composer of over 60 projects, his credits include Boyz N The Hood, the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It, Romeo Must Die and The Transporter. He has garnered three Emmy Nominations and a BMI Award for his scoring.
STEWART COPELAND has spent three decades in the forefront of contemporary music as a rock star, acclaimed film composer and film maker, and a much sought after collaborator in the disparate worlds of Rock, World Music, Opera, Ballet and Chamber Music Composition. He is ranked by a Rolling Stone magazine reader poll in 2010 as the fifth greatest drummer of all time. As the founder and drummer of The Police, Copeland has performed all over the world, won five Grammy Awards and sold more than 50 million records. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Modern Drummer’s Hall of Fame in addition to being honored by the French government with the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. Copeland‘s career as a composer of music for film and television was launched by his score for Francis Ford Coppola‘s Rumblefish, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Score. Additional film and television music credits include Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street, Desperate Housewives and the Oscar-nominated Four Days in September and the Emmy nominated Dead Like Me. His autobiography, Strange Things Happen: A Life with The Police, Polo and Pygmies, was published by Harpers Collins in October 2009.
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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