Tuesday 17th July 2018
£10.00 - £10.00
From Monday to Saturday and following the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents UK’s finest talents in the Late Late Show. A late night ‘blowing session’ where invited guests and musical celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Lady Gaga, Christian Scott etc who happen to be in town are showcased – you never know who might drop by! Doors 11pm (weekdays) & 1am (weekends).
Alphonso Vitale (Drums) Quartet, Mark Kavuma (Trumpet), Artie Zaitz (Guitar), Fergus Ireland (Bass)
Alfonso "Al" Vitale was born in 1991 in Messina Italy.From a very young aged he took a strong interest in jazz music and particularly the drums.He was a regular young fixture at his local Mesina Jazz club , “la Sosta” and was lucky enough to be called up to sit in with visiting veteran stars like Bobby Watson and Steve Grossman.
In 2012 he graduated from the Conservatoire A. Correlli with a degree in percussion.
After cutting his teeth on the national circuit with many top Italian combos and appearances at Umbria jazz festival and the Blue note in Milan,Alphonso moved over to the UK,soon becoming a regular fixture with fellow Italian Tenor man Renato D’Aiello at Ronnie Scotts acoustic Jazz lounge and finding a comfortable footing on the London “scene”
More recently Alphonso has returned From a three month “sabbatical” in the Big Apple ,New York city where he has been “wood shedding”!Honing and extending his skills as an exponent of his stylistic passion.Hard Bop drumming in the style of his heroes Art Blakey,Max Roach ,Roy Haynes and the great Louis Hayes.
Click The Video Below For A Taster Of The Late Late Show (actual bands on the night vary)...
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