Saturday 20th July 2019
Date: Saturday 20th July
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PLEASE NOTE: Frith Street will be closed on Saturday 20th of July as we will be holding our "60th Anniversary Street Party" on that day too! We recommend you arrive before 2pm - when the music start - to avoid any inconvenience.

Unless arranged in advance, parking in front of the club or in the street won't be possible. For large donation we might be able to arrange access up until 12pm at the latest, please email asap to arrange this. If you have issues accessing the street, please call 07460809851. Thank you!


Do you have a lonely clarinet in a cupboard? A bass guitar in the basement? Clear out your closets and look in your loft because we want your instruments that you don't!  

Donate your unwanted or unused instrument (in good condition) to the Ronnie Scott's Charitable Foundation Instrument Amnesty, and itwill go to a young person to help support their music education in the UK or abroad.

Since 2015, the initiative has donated 350 instruments to beneficiaries in need of instrument provision. Beneficiaries have included Play for Progress in Croydon, which delivers therapeutic and educational arts programmes for child refugees across London; Kinetika Bloco, a performance group in Tulse Hill, which engages South London Youth with creative arts; and In Place Of War in Manchester, a global organisation who empowers communities in places of conflict using creativity as a tool for positive change.

Rhythm and Blues legend Jools Holland, two-time Grammy award-nominated jazz trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, award-winning musician KT Tunstall and The Vamps’ lead guitarist James McVey helped us kick-start this year's campaign - watch the trailer below.


Trumpet player Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (who played at the club back in March) is donating a Bach TR500 student trumpet.  He is joined by James McVey, lead guitarist of the British pop rock band The Vamps, and award-winning singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, who will also be donating instruments.


How do I donate?

Fill in the pledge form below and come to Ronnie Scott’s on Saturday 20th July with your donation (you can donate more than one instrument if you wish!). On the day, we will give you a tracking number so that you can stay informed of the final destination of your donation(s). You can also make a monetary donation which will go towards the purchase of additional instruments.

Date & Timings:

Saturday 20th July from 10am to 4pm at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Frith Street, Soho.


IMPORTANT! Please note Frith Street will be pedestrian-only on the day of the amnesty as we will be holding our 60th Anniversary Street Party. If you have several or large instruments to donate, please let us know in advance so we can arrange access and assist you on the day.

Instruments needed:

Brass, woodwind and string instruments, keyboards, any equipment (amps, mic stands, pedals, mixing desks, PA’s etc.), drum kits, steel pans, percussions and traditional instruments. See wish list below.

Beneficiaries: see below.

If you have any questions or for more information, please contact


Make a pledge now


Make a monetary donation - here

The 2019 beneficiaries:


Where’s the nearest car park?
The nearest car parks are: Q-Park Chinatown (20 Newport Place), Q-Park Ltd (52 Poland street) & Brewer Street Ncp (Brewer street). You can also park your car in the streets around the club but we cant guarantee if there will be space available.
Which instruments can't I give?
We do not accept: pianos, hammond organs…

Can I track my instrument?

On the day, we will assess your instrument with experts and give you a tracking number so you will be able to know exactly where your instrument goes. If you wish to track your instruments, please contact with your tracking number and we’ll get back to you.

I can’t make that date, what can I do?

We may be able to accept early donations or organise a collection from individuals, businesses or organisations. If you need more information, please contact

I’d like to donate lots of instruments, how can I do this?
If your donation is of a considerable volume, please contact to discuss the next steps.

What’s the minimum age for giving an instrument?

To give an instrument, you must be 18 year old and over and must be the owner of the instrument.



Date: Saturday 20th July
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