Monday 15th October 2018
- Saturday 20th October 2018
£15.00 - £50.00
"The best week of the year" – Christian Doho, Videographer Ronnie Scotts
"Really, I’d almost work for free" – Sahan Satis – sound engineer Ronnie Scotts
"It’s the most atmospheric and jubilant week of the year, no question! – Simon Cooke – MD Ronnie Scott’s
"Some people describe the Mingus Big Band as the most joyous experience in jazz. Others call it the most profound. Seeing the band last night at Ronnie’s was a reminder of why it’s both at once" - Telegraph, 2014
“Seeing the Mingus Big Band is always one of the most profound pleasures live jazz has to offer” LondonJazz
Mon-Thur: doors 5.30pm (Mingus onstage: 7.30pm) & doors 9.30pm (Mingus BB onstage 10.15pm)
Fri - Sat: doors 6pm (Mingus Onstage 8.15pm) & doors 10.30pm (Mingus Onstage 11.15pm)
Do make sure to book early to avoid disappointment
The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, this 14-piece band performed Thursday nights from 1991 to 2004 at Fez under Time Cafe in New York City. It maintained weekly residencies in the city from May 2004 until October 2008, when it began “Mingus Mondays” at Jazz Standard where it alternates with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty.
The Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has ten recordings to its credit, seven of which have been nominated for Grammys.
BORIS KOZLOV bass
DAVID KIKOSKI piano
DONALD EDWARDS drums
ALEX SIPIAGIN trumpet 1
PHILIP HARPER trumpet 2
WALTER WHITE lead trumpet
ROBIN EUBANKS trombone 2
CONRAD HERWIG lead trombone
EARL MCINTYRE bass trombone
SAM DILLON tenor sax
ALEX TERRIER alto sax 2
STEVE SLAGLE alto sax 1
ABRAHAM BURTON tenor sax
JASON MARSHALL baritone sax
Support (18-20 early): The music of Walter Davis Jr with Simon Woolf Quintet
Support (18-20 early): The music of Walter Davis Jr with Simon Woolf Quintet feat. Simon Woolf (bass), Martin Shaw (trumpet), Sammy Mayne (alto sax) Alex Bryson (piano) and Matt Fishwick (drums)
support (15/16/17 early): Leo Richardson Quartet
The Leo Richardson Quartet - feat: Rick Simpson, Mark Lewandowski and Ed Richardson
"I have known Leo Richardson for several years and in my view he is destined to become one of the finest jazz tenor saxophone players this country has produced. He has a rare natural talent" - Alan Skidmore.
Leo is a “sax player capable of projecting to audiences in the manner of Joshua Redman” - Sebastian Scotney
Leo Richardson is the son of veteran jazz double bassist Jim Richardson and is widely recognised to be one of London's leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists.
In 2009, Leo was awarded a scholarship to study Jazz at the prestigious Trinity College of Music. Whilst at Trinity, Leo studied with world class saxophonists including Jean Toussaint, Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, Mark Lockheart and Mick Foster.
In 2012 Leo was awarded the Trinity College of Music Jazz Achievement Award and in 2013 graduated with a 1st class degree with honours in Jazz Performance.
Since graduating, Leo has been making a name for himself on the London Jazz scene. He has become an in demand side man and has collaborated with many well renowned musicians at acclaimed venues such as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, The Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Cadogan Hall, The Vortex Jazz Club and Glastonbury Music Festival.
Some notable performance credits include: Mulatu Astatke, Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, The BBC Proms, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra, Blue, Peter Andre, The London Jazz Festival, The Pete Long Big Band, Clare Teal, Gillespiana, The Heliocentrics, Vula Malinga, The Hackney Colliery Band, Dave Stewart, Alan Skidmore, Dick Pearce, Gene Calderazzo, Gareth Williams, Jim Mullen, Roman Holiday, Nina Ferro, Niamh Mcnally, Iain Mackenzie.
Leo is currently involved in London based projects including: The Leo Richardson Quartet, Teotima Ensemble, The Chaos Orchestra, Realms Project, Kai's Cats, The Harry Christelis Quartet, FUR, The Prototypes, Atlantic Soul Orchestra, Emmanuel Adelabu Band, Theo Jackson.
Tell us what you think of Mingus Big Band, Support (18-20 early): The music of Walter Davis Jr with Simon Woolf Quintet, support (15/16/17 early): Leo Richardson Quartet below..