Friday 14th January
If advance tickets have sold out there will be tickets available on the door.
The club reserves the right to give away ticketed seats on Fridays and Saturdays in the event of the ticketholder arriving after 8pm. In this case, the ticket holder will still be granted entry subject to availability with no guarantee of seating.
Cuba and its amazing music. In the 1980s Arturo Sandoval and Irakere were the synonymous with sound of summer in the club. Ronnie Scott travelled to Havana many times and was a founder of the Havana Jazz Festival, which is still going strong. Viva Cuba is our celebration of Cuba, its culture and its music. For many years we have been running regular Friday nights upstairs and now we’re back with a sensational evening of music that cannot fail to propel you to dance floor…
28 January – CAMINA BAND + DJ ALEX
JOSE LUIS MARTELL congas, vocals
JOSE ALBERTO MUSIQUITO trumpet, vocals
ARIEL CUBRÍA bass
JOSE VOLGA piano
LUIS ALBERTO MUSIKITO trumpet
FELIX GONZALEZ timbales/vocals
Camina Band is an established Cuban Band playing a wide range of styles from traditional to Timba, and exploiting elements of urban music from Cuba and Latin America . Energy and Cuban flavour are guaranteed.
4 February – JESÚS CUTIÑO BAND + DJ GAVIN
ANGÉLICA LÓPEZ vocals
GUSTAVO ALCÁNTARA piano/backing vocals
RANDY LESTER congas
LUIS REYES timbales
JOSÉ ZALBA flute
JESÚS CUTIÑO bass/lead vocals.
Jesús Cutiño is a Cuban singer, songwriter and an accomplished performer of many guitar styles including Cuban, Latin jazz, flamenco, ska, reggae etc. He is recognised as one of the best tres players in Europe (the tres is the Cuban guitar that forms the mainstay of the Cuban 'son' sound).
11 February – SARABANDA + DJ RICH
JOSE CASCARET vocals
ALFONSO MONO DE JESUS guest vocals
SARA McGUINNESS piano
JIMMY MARTINEZ bass
BILL BLAND congas
TRISTAN BUTLER timbales
Expect passionate and exuberant arrangements of Cuban songs both classic and modern. The fabulous singer Jose Cesar, hailing from Santiago – the heartland of Cuban son, is much in demand for his fantastic vocal talents. Combine this with the blistering keyboards of Sara McGuinness and solid bass grooves from Jimmy Martinez supported by a steaming percussion section and you can’t go wrong.
18 February – SON YAMBU + DJ JIM
DUNIA CORREA vocals
JOSE VOLGA keys/BVs
JAVIER FIORAMONTI bass/BVs
RENE SAVIGNE congas/BVs
ALBERTO DANGER trumpet/BVs
TOBY HERSCHMANN timbales
Son Yambu are a UK based band who play authentic Cuban son - the essential Afro-Cuban sound that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century and later gave rise to modern salsa.
Most of the band members hail from Cuba. Each has a lifetime’s worth of experience in playing son Cubano and are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre.
Playing their irresistible tropical rhythms, Son Yambu bring their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin-music experience and their music is guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta!
25 February – HAVANA LATIN FUN + DJ ALEX
RENE ÁLVAREZ piano/vocals
MANUEL ALEJANDRO bass/BVs
ROLANDO DOMINGUEZ trumpet/BVs
RANDY LESTER timbales
EMERIS SOLIS congas
Irresistible rhythms and soulful Cuban melodies conjured up by this popular band led by pianist Rene Álvarez.PLEASE NOTE LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE.