Friday 29th March 2019
Kaisa Mäensivu - bass
Max Zenger -alto sax
Mikael Myrskog - piano
Jonatan Sarikoski - drums
Kaisa’s Machine is a jazz group led by the talented Finnish bass player Kaisa Mäensivu. Kaisa started the group originally in Helsinki in 2015 after getting an inspiration for composing after her first year of studies at Manhattan School of Music in New York.
The band released its debut album ’In the Key of K’ via Eclipse Music in December 2017 and it has been noticed greatly in the Finnish jazz scene. All of the musicians in the band are on the top of their field and passionate in their work. They help the compositions to come alive with their open-minded approach. Kaisa’s compositions take influences from the current, energetic sound of jazz in New York and mixes that with swinging grooves as well as the serene sounds of Scandinavian jazz.
Kaisa Mäensivu is an award-winning jazz bassist currently based in New York City. In 2018 she was awarded as the Rising Star of the year in Pori Jazz Festival and earlier that year she won the first prize in the Riga Jazz Stage -contest. She plays with a variety of groups in both Europe and the U.S. Kaisa’s Machine is her main project as a leader.
“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.
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