Tuesday 18th June 2019
- Sunday 23rd June 2019
£55.00 - £80.00
TUE-THUR: Doors open 6pm, Support Act 7pm, Curtis Stigers: 8.15pm late late set 11 -late.
FRI - SAT: 1st house: Doors open 6pm, Support Act 7pm, Curtis Stigers: 8.15pm // 2nd house: Doors open 10.30pm Curtis Stigers 11.15pm, late late set 1am.
SUNDAY LUNCH SHOW: Doors open 12pm, support 1pm, Curtis Stigers 2.15pm
SUNDAY EVENING SHOW: Doors open 6.30pm, support 7.15pm, Curtis Stigers 8.30pm, Doors Close 12 Midnight
LINE-UP : Curtis Stigers - Sax/vocals, Matthew Fries - Piano, Cliff Schmitt - Bass, Paul Wells - Drums, John Sneider - Trumpet"A Rockin’ Jazzman” – New York Times“An artist of genuine class and laconic charm” – The Guardian“Serious class act here, folks” – Rochester City Paper
Multi-platinum selling singer, saxophonist, producer and songwriter Curtis Stigers is back at Ronnie's playing his classic material, hits and songs from latest album 'One More For the Road'.
Curtis Stigers first appeared on the scene in the early 90s with hit songs ‘I Wonder Why’ and ‘You´re all that Matters to Me’ which have become soul classics over the years.
His rendition of Nick Lowe’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love and Understanding” was included in the massively successful soundtrack of ‘The Bodyguard’ movie (Whitney Houston & Kevin Costner) selling over 40 million copies.
Over the years Curtis has performed and recorded with Eric Clapton, Elton John, Prince, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, George Benson, The Allman Brothers Band and many more. He recently sung and co-composed the theme tune to cult television series Sons of Anarchy, for which he was also nominated for an Emmy.
Since 2001 Curtis Stigers is seriously pursuing a career as a first class jazz singer with 7 albums out so far and many awards under his belt: In 2003 his album “You Inspire Me” was the London Times´ ‘Jazz Album of the Year’, in 2007 Stigers was named ‘Jazz Artist of the Year’ by BBC Radio 2, and in 2010 Stigers won the German Jazz Echo in the
category ‘Best International Male Jazz Singer’. He has performed at most major jazz festivals and iconic jazz
clubs around the world and is a regular at concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic.
For the upcoming tours Curtis will bring a quintet (himself plus piano, bass, drums, guitar), but he also has a full concert repertoire featuring him as soloist with symphony orchestra and also with bigband.
support (18-20): WILL ARNOLD-FORSTER QUARTET
Tue 18th June WILL ARNOLD-FORSTER QUARTET feat. WILL ARNOLD-FORSTER guitar STEVE FISHWICK trumpet SIMON READ double bass MATT HOME drums
Wed 19th June- Thur 20th June: WILL ARNOLD-FORSTER QUARET feat. WILL ARNOLD-FORSTER guitar SAM BRAYSHER alto saxophone CONNOR CHAPLIN double bass STEVE BROWN drums
Will Arnold-Forster is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Will who is a 2015 recipient of the Yamaha Jazz Scholarship, has performed with his award-winning quartet across the country and in London's major jazz venues, including Ronnie Scott's The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall & The Barbican Center
Equally at home as a sideman, Will enjoys a busy schedule working with a wide range of the U.K's finest jazz musicians.
support (21-22): James Pearson Trio
Fri 21st June: JAMES PEARSON TRIO feat. JAMES PEARSON piano SAM BURGESS bass CHRIS HIGGINBOTTOM drums
Sat 22nd June: JAMES PEARSON TRIO feat. JAMES PEARSON piano SAM BURGESS bass SIMON LEA drums
The James Pearson trio tonight
The owner of a ferocious piano technique coupled with a sense of musicality rarely heard, James is one of the most exciting to musicians to have emerged from the U.K in the last 25 years. After working with him, British jazz legend Sir John Dankworth declared: "James Pearson is an exceptionally gifted artist. His masterful playing makes him head and shoulders above the rest of his contemporaries. He shows signs of true greatness". James also leads the Ronnie Scott's All Stars and Ronnie Scott's Club Quintet and also finds time to be the musical director of Ronnie Scott's Club!
The Trio also includes:
Double Bass Sam is a stalwart of the UK jazz scene. As well as appearing on numerous film soundtracks such as 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Hannibal'. Sam’s thumping, pounding, relentlessly driving bass lines have been heard accompanying the likes of Bob James, Billy Kilson, Gary Novak, Joe Lock, Dave Kekowski, Guy Barker, Dave O'Higgins, Pete King, Gareth Williams, Claire Martin, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Tim Whitehead, John Horler, Gwyneth Herbert, John Dankworth, The BBC Big Band and Robbie Williams.
Chris Higginbottom is one of the UK’s top drummers, currently a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Allstars and Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble. A Royal Academy of Music graduate, Chris lived in New York for eight years where he played with many of the biggest names in jazz including Mark Murphy and Seamus Blake.
He has performed all over the world including the Blue Note Tokyo, Birdland in New York, the House of Blues in Chicago, The Roxy in LA, Montreal Jazz Festival and countless other venues.
Since relocating to London in 2010 Chris has also performed/toured with Kyle Eastwood, Westlife, Marti Pellow, Georgie Fame, Carleen Anderson and Omar. He has released two albums as a leader - 'One' (2005, Basho records), and ‘Where Land Ends’ (2013, F-IRE)
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