Wednesday 26th June 2019
£25.00 - £42.50
This tribute to Dave Brubeck's "Time Out" will feature classic renditions and new arrangements
James Pearson - piano
Sam Burgess - bass
Chris Higginbottom - drums
Alex Garnett - saxophone
SPECIAL GUEST TO BE CONFIRMED
It has been named jazz’s greatest year and there was definitely something in the air in 1959 and it wasn’t only NASA: Castro took over Cuba, Buddy Holly died in a plane crash, Pan Am started regular flights around the world and NASA sent 7 astronauts into space.
Ronnie Scott’s, the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene was founded in 1959. The idea of opening a jazz club along the lines of the intimate and bustling venues of New York’s 52nd Street was hatched by two ardent jazz fans who happened to be very much part of a burgeoning modern jazz movement of the late fifties: tenor saxophonist Ronnie Scott who had since the late forties, wowed the bebop brigade in a series of bands commencing with the nine-piece which featured his business partner to be and fellow saxophonist Pete King.
Three greats of jazz died – Lester Young, Billie Holiday and Sidney Bechet but born out of so much world turmoil were a spate of jazz masterpieces.
support: Jessica Radcliffe
Originally a classically trained pianist, Jessica Radcliffe went on to study jazz vocals at Trinity Laban and has since has appeared regularly at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s and Vortex. She’s a member of the London Vocal Project and performs regularly with Issie Barratt’s Interchange and vocal group The Puppini Sisters.
Tell us what you think of The Ronnie Scott's Club Quartet presents... "Time out" 1959:The Year That Shaped Jazz, support: Jessica Radcliffe below..