Tuesday 29th January 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Nathaniel Facey – Alto Saxophone
Gareth Williams – Piano
Fergus Ireland – Bass
Shane Forbes –Drums
Nathaniel has, over the last few years, established an impressive and well-deserved reputation on the UK jazz scene as the highly talented and creative saxophonist with the MOBO award-winning “Empirical”. In 2002, while still a student at the Royal Academy of Music (of which he is now an alumnus), he was already a member of the prestigious Tomorrow's Warriors and the acclaimed Denys Baptiste band, as well as being a founder member of Empirical. On completing his degree he rapidly established an enviable reputation with work alongside the likes of US star Jason Moran and in 2009 was chosen to be one of just five UK musicians to participate in the PRS Foundation’s "Take V" programme, as a result of which he performed with iconic US drummer Jack DeJohnette. These days he is considered to be a star of international repute, with Parliamentary, Jazzwise, MOJO and Peter Whittingham Awards to his name and recordings or performances with a who’s who of international jazz stars, including Courtney Pine, Tim Garland, Jerry Dammers, Alex Wilson and Hugh Masekela. He has performed in prestigious venues and festivals around the world and has often been heard here at Scotts.
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).
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