Tuesday 2nd October 2018
£10.00 - £10.00
James Davison- Trumpet/Flugel
Callum Au- Valve Trombone
Sam Watts - Piano
Adam King -Bass
This new quintet, delightfully named Quintet-a-Tete, is led by two highly regarded young jazz musicians, trumpeter James Davison and trombonist Callum Au. Inspired by the much revered US outfit from the 1960's, the Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, this new band splits their programme about equally between Terry/Brookmeyer material and compositions by Callum and Jim themselves.
The emphasis is on fun, swinging, music bringing the atmosphere and vibe of 50’s and 60’s jazz to life for the modern day.
Trumpeter James Davison, who recently completed his Masters in Jazz Performance from the Royal Academy of Music, was lead trumpet with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and includes work with the likes of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Orchestra, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Patchwork Jazz Orchestra and Pete Long’s ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ band, as well as his own jazz group, the Dixie Strollers.
Callum Au, who is in demand as an arranger as well as for his considerable skills as a trombonist, has built a stellar reputation on both fronts, performing with artists such as Joss Stone, Seth MacFarlane, Liane Carroll, Tim Minchin and Peter Erskine, and writing arrangements for the likes of the BBC Big Band, Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal, and the Swingle Singers as well as his own eponymously named Big Band.
“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, 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.
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.
Tell us what you think of James Davison & Callum Au "Quintet-A-Tete" presented by Alex Garnett below..