Saturday 28th July 2018
£25.00 - £50.00
Joe is back at Ronnie Scotts with a new band and a whole host of great new songs and interpretations of classics, old and new. Featuring a new horn section with trumpet whizz kid James Copus & sax supremo Tom Richards (Jamie Cullum, Heritage Orchestra), Joe’s band is also augmented by one of the finest guitarists in the land, Billy Adamson. As ever, featuring Tom Farmer on bass and Ben ‘Bam Bam’ Reynolds on drums, this will be a chance to hear this generation’s finest singer-pianist entertain as only he can.
Compared to Harry Connick Jr, Dudley Moore, Sammy Davis Jr and Danny Kaye as a performer, Joe’s songwriting stock is now on a rapid ascent with his songs for the new production of The Jungle Book delighting audiences across the UK, as well as his successes with jazz royalty Liane Carroll and Claire Martin, and the title song written for the current UK touring show 'Parkinson - Our Kind Of Music', which features Joe as the featured performer and has been recorded for a Radio 2 special at The Palladium. The song had huge success on Radio 2 last year and was featured on the chart topping album of the same name.
Joe is a singer, pianist and songwriter, touring constantly around the world with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at Ronnie Scott's, the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Albert Hall, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Festival (Time Out award), Henley Festival, Barbados Festival, Sardinia Jazz Festival, Sicily Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival and in jazz clubs from New York to Berlin to Kuala Lumpur. In 2011 he made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim (5 stars in The Scotsman). Having signed to Candid Records in 2008, he then left the label after releasing his first album I Like This One to self fund his second, the 2012 released We Look To The Stars. On the day of release it went straight to the top of the jazz charts while pulling in rave reviews from the national press and attracting new fans from Tim Minchin to Chris Evans to Sir Michael Parkinson. He has recently been booked to appear at the prestigious London Jazz Festival, and with collaborations with British jazz legend Claire Martin and comedian Alexander Armstrong, Joe’s career is expanding to contain the promise that Radio 2 recognised when they commissioned a pilot for his own radio show earlier this year.
As a sought after cabaret act for private, charity and corporate events he regularly performs at the most exclusive parties, for a clientele as diverse as Madonna, Mark Ronson, Sir David Frost, Prince Edward, Sir John Major and Tom Ford.
Joe has worked extensively on radio, appearing on the Now Show and The Horne Section for Radio 4, and has been a contributor and special guest with Alan Carr, Michael Parkinson and numerous other Radio 2 programmes including Friday Night Is Music Night. He has also appeared a number of times on Television, most notably in Never Mind The Buzzocks, and least notably in Bargain Hunt.
He is a founding member of the hit comedy show, The Horne Section
He writes the songs, sings them, plays them and creates the arrangements –all with a panache that leaves the rest of us bug-eyed… From the first track, which swings like mad, to the last, a delicate reworking of Waterloo Sunset, it’s a delight.” The Observer
“He comes up with as many neat hooks and choruses as a true pop veteran.” The Sunday Times
“Excellent” The Times
"Delightful...clever, witty and charming" ***** The Scotsman
“Musical virtuoso” The Independent
“Genius” The Herald
“More talent than you can shake a walking stick at.” David Finkle, Back Stage, New York
“He is every bit the musical marvel that his last name might suggest. You’d do well to remember it since, I trust, you’ll be hearing a lot more from Joe Stilgoe in the future.”
Lynn DiMenna – Cabaret Scenes, New York
WHAT REAL PEOPLE SAY
“A truly remarkable singer songwriter, not to mention outstanding piano player… I thank you for creating that most exciting of moments when, as a lover of good music, you know you have seen and heard something remarkable.” Sir Michael Parkinson
" Not since Oscar Peterson’s halcyon days have I heard a jazz piano player who could be compared to such a great artist in both technique and inspiration." Sir John Dankworth
+support (1st house): Freddie Gavita QuartetFreddie Gavita Quartet lineup tbc but likely: Freddie Gavita on trumpet, Sam Burgess on bass, Chris Higgingbottom on drums and Tim Lapthorne on piano.
Freddie Gavita is an award winning British trumpeter and composer. With the upcoming release of his debut album ‘Transient’ in April 2017, Freddie has cemented his place as a leading light on the British jazz scene. He is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet and jazz-rock outfit Fletch’s Brew as well as being a band leader in his own right.
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra for ten years. He has performed as a guest soloist with the BBC Big Band and featured twice on the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. He has made numerous radio and television appearances, most notably in series three of Downton Abbey!
Freddie has played with, among others, Peter Erskine, Joe Locke, John Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Tim Garland, Jon Faddis, Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne, Seth McFarlane and Dionne Warwick.
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