Thursday 15th September 2016
£10.00 - £10.00
Zhenya Strigalev – Alto Saxophone
Ivo Neame – Piano
Tim Thornton – Bass
Jamie Murray – Drums
Zhenya Strigalev has always been known here for intense and memorable playing and a unique sound. He has absorbed the techniques and sounds of both jazz history and also from around the globe. Born in St Petersburg Strigalev took up the saxophone as a teenager, at age 17 winning “The Best Saxophonist" award in a well-known St. Petersburg jazz competition. Soon after, he began performing at many leading European, Russian, and UK Festivals, as well as well as starting to tour internationally. He was granted a full scholarship to attend London’s Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his outstanding musical talent. Once in London he also studied with such leading jazz musicians as Lee Konitz, Peter King, Bob Martin, Dave Holland, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Mark Turner, Jean Toussaint and Gerard Presencer. Having arrived in the city with practically no money and just his saxophone it’s testimony to Strigalev’s obvious talent, tenacious creativity and sheer hard work that he’s now regarded as one of the most exciting young musicians in London. Possessing fire, grace and edgy attitude alto saxophonist Zhenya Strigalev is a young virtuoso forging an increasingly high profile international presence. Graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2007, Strigalev has cut a dynamic path between the London and New York jazz scenes working with some of today’s most forward thinking musicians. He’s performed at many of the world’s leading jazz festivals, playing concerts in Russia, Finland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, France and Britain.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
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.
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR OR PREBOOKING MON-THURS
£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 coolest late night hang.