Thursday 7th February 2019
£23.50 - £37.50
Legendary 'musician's musician' Jim Mullen brings together an All Star band in this rare Ronnie Scott's headline residency. Ronnie Scott's is extremely proud to present one of our favourite musicians.
A multi-award winner, including a special Honorary Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2017, Jim Mullen is widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe. Originally from Glasgow he made his name working with a number of seminal bands through the 70’s and 80’s including The Average White Band and his own highly acclaimed jazz/funk band “Morrissey Mullen”. A highly prized sideman as well as leader Jim also includes work with the likes of Mose Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon, Georgie Fame and Gene Harris on a stellar CV.
Jim will be performing with his quite remarkable 9-piece band featuring a who's who of UK jazz, who also wrote most of the arrangements.
JIM MULLEN guitar
STEVE FISHWICK trumpet
MARK NIGHTINGALE trombone
NIGEL HITCHCOCK alto sax
JULIAN SIEGEL tenor sax/bass clarinet
GARETH LOCKRANE flute
GARETH WILLIAMS piano
MICK HUTTON bass
TRISTAN MAILLIOT drums
+ Support: Jen Kearney Quartet
Jen Kearney- vocals, keyboards
Davide Mantovani- bass
Cosimo Keita- drums
Johnny Heyes- guitar
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Jen Kearney has spent some time seasoning her particular style of original music. Her latest album, “Age of Blame” is truly an amalgam of musical styles including soul, R&B, funk, rock, and Latin and was just named one of the top 10 soul albums in 2018 by Echoes Magazine.
Kearney has recorded and released six studio albums and has done session work on many other projects. She has toured both as a solo act and with a full band. She recently recorded and toured with the UK’s premier Latin Jazz group, Snowboy and the Latin Section and has also shared the stage with Los Lobos, Daryl Hall, Mavis Staples, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, The Derek Trucks Band and more.
★★★★★“Jen Kearney is a gifted singer who can belt out a song with the best of them. She puts a refreshing new spin on funk music, showing flashes of funk’s horn-drenched heyday in the ’70s, but also modernizing it with thoughtfully conceived lyrics that surround the fun with a lot of stately maturity. Her new album further includes top-notch balladry and a touch of Latin excitement. And the climactic song ‘Sanctuary in Sabotage’ is simply mesmerizing.”
Steve Morse (Billboard, Rolling Stone)
★★★★★ “This is jazz, this is funk, this is soul…It was impossible not to move to this music... Kearney’s lyrics are thoughtful, meaningful, mature…reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, and there are hints of George Benson in her music at times…Kearney is a revelation.”
(Nigel Stone, Link 2 Wales, Live review of Jen Kearney/Snowboy and the Latin Section Performance)
★★★★★ “Kearney’s persona on stage was maximised by her crystalline strong voice…Having been flown all the way from Boston to sing in London with Snowboy & co, Kearney proved a shining star from beginning to end…A mighty end of tour gig with the European debut of Jen Kearney, I say: let’s get her back soon, please!”
(Erminia Yardley, Jazz in Europe, live review 2 sold out Snowboy & The Latin Section shows Ronnie Scott’s)
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