Monday 25th March 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Part of Alex Garnett's 'Monday Night Spotlight' series!
Daniel Smithson - drums
Alex Ho - piano
Rio Kai - bass
Rosie Turton - trombone
Axel Kaner - Lidstrom Trumpet
Aleksandra Topczewska - alto Sax
Daniel Smithson is a session drummer and Drum tutor who teaches at various secondary schools in London. Born In East London he has studied with top musicians such as Rod Youngs, Graham Fox, Troy Miller, Steve Brown, Pete Zeldman and has completed a Music Degree at the London Centre of Contemporary Music in 2011.
He has performed with Jay Phelps, Cherise Adams Burnett, Myke Masters Band, Morley College Big Band, Rio Kai Quartet, Tomorrow's Warriors, Floor Ripprers, Alan Weekes, Terry Smiles Collective and various gospel acts and up & coming artists.
Tonight for his Ronnie Scott late show debut Daniel introduces a sextet featuring some of the UKs finest jazz musicians playing the music of Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers and spotlights his own passion for Blakey’s definitive drumming style.
“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, Ronnie Scott’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 MON-THURS
£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 coolest late night hang.
Tell us what you think of “Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers” played by Daniel Smithson Sextet below..