Monday 26th August 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Nathaniel Facey- Sax
Tom Farmer- Bass
Lewis wright – Vibraphone
Shane Forbes – Drums
There are considered to be seven major game changing labels in the emergence of modern jazz. Blue Note, Columbia, Atlantic, Riverside, Prestige, Impulse and Verve. A Jazz musicians gospels if you will, the wealth of music contained within the vaults of these mighty jazz houses chronicles the benchmark of modern music that shaped jazz as we know it today and continues to do so. Nathaniel will lead his all-star team through a set of music that honours the ethos of these classic labels and will bring the full force of his fiery improv to the table.
Nathaniel has, over the last few years, established an impressive reputation on the UK jazz scene as the highly talented and creative saxophonist with the MOBO award-winning “Empirical”. He has rapidly established an enviable reputation with work alongside the likes of US star Jason Moran and in 2009 was chosen to be one of just five UK musicians to participate in the PRS Foundation’s "Take V" programme, as a result of which he performed with iconic US drummer Jack DeJohnette. With Parliamentary, Jazzwise, MOJO and Peter Whittingham Awards to his name and recordings or performances with a who’s who of international jazz stars, including Courtney Pine, Tim Garland, Jerry Dammers, Alex Wilson and Hugh Masekela, Nathaniels musical prowess continues to grow within the framework of his long standing quartet.Essentially a collective of musicians that Nathaniel has built a close rapport with over the years of working in the UK and abroad their music and approach have come to be famed for their “collective” symbiosis.
“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, RonnieScott’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 AVAILABLE NOW (MON - THUR ONLY)
£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 coolestlate night hang.
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