Thursday 18th August 2016
£10.00 - £10.00
"A glorious piano solo...everyone there that night agreed that a man to watch out for is pianist John Crawford, a skillful and imaginative soloist" - Jazzwise Magazine
IMA nominated musician John Crawford was born in London of English/Spanish Parents. His father played Blues piano, and this is the first thing he learnt to play. His mother would introduce him to Latin music of all kinds, and he has gone on to perform at Montreal Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Getxo Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the 606 club, and Royal Albert Hall amongst others. His 2012 release "Ulia River of Time" has been nominated in the USA by the Independent Music Awards for best album in the Jazz category.
.. .. In the Latin world he has worked with percussion legends Airto Moreira and Giovanni Hidalgo, Eumir Deodato, Ed Motta, Tito Allen, Herman Oliveira, Henry Fiol, Luis Felipe Gonzalez, Frankie Morales (Tito Puentes last singer), Jimmy Bosch, Bobby Matos, Adalberto Santiago, Luisito Carrion, Mariano Civico, Cano Estremera, Jack Costanzo, Nancy Abalos and Carlos Irigoyen, Maelo Ruiz, Johnny Blas, Jesus Alemany's Cubanismo, Orlando Watusi and Danny Silva, as well as UK based artists like Snowboy, Luna Cohen, Emily Saunders, Guida da Palma and Jazzinho, Negrocan, Sirius B, Manteca, Shantijazzworld, Nois, Liliana Chachian, Gustavo Marques, Jandira Silva, Mr Hermano, Orquesta La Clave, Roberto Pla, Robin Jones, Samara and Viramundo. He was also a founder member of the popular band Grupo X, and a member of the Pop/Jazz crossover project ISQ
As a jazz pianist he has performed with many jazz artists such as Tony Coe, Tina May, Ola Onabule, Norma Winstone, Alec Dankworth, Duncan Lamont, Pinise Saul, Lucky Ranku , Ramesh Shotham, Sax Appeal, Julie Dexter, Chris Batchelor, Sandy Cressman, Lily Dior, Polly Gibbons, Jason Yarde, John Etheridge, Dave Pike, Harvie S, Dave O'Higgins, Tony Kofi, Billy Bang, Noel Mccalla, Roger Beaujolais, Tommaso Starace, Shirley Smart, Gilad Atzmon, Paul Jayasinha's Shanti Jazz World , Victoria Newton, Clement Regert, Adam Glasser, Christian Brewer, Rowland Sutherland, Byron Wallen, Sarah Moule, Shireen Francis, Trudy Kerr, Annie Whitehead, Katriona Taylor, Parry Ray, Daniela Clynes, Esther Bennett, Linley Weir, Zena James, Michele Drees, Eleonora Claps, Anjali Perrin, Orla Murphy, Rosanna Brandi, and Lydia Garrow
He has also worked with artists from the pop world such as Bjork, Tanita Tikarem, Lewis Taylor, Us3, The Braxtons, Andy Williams, Kirsty McColl, Rui Velos, Babyface, Dina Carroll, Gina Foster and Beverly Skeete.
The Late Late Show
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR or PREBOOKING AVAILABLE NOW (MON - THUR ONLY)
£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 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 coolestlate night hang.
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, RonnieScott’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.