Tuesday 17th September 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
Damon Brown – Trumpet Cornet
Leon Greening – Piano
Dean Jones – Bass
Darren Beckett –Drums
Damon Brown is one of the UK’s leading jazz trumpet players and composers. Born in Manchester (UK) he studied the trumpet at the Leeds College of Music and London’s Guildhall School of Music.
In the 90’s Damon played and toured with many pop and dance stars including:Paul Weller, Maxi Priest, The Specials, and The Pasadenas. With the London Acid Jazz Group, Push and the DJ Gilles Peterson he made the first of many visits to Japan.
In the mid 90’s Damon formed his first jazz group, the Damon Brown Quintet, and toured the UK. In 1998 the Damon Brown Quintet appeared at the Red Sea Jazz International Festival promoting Damon’s debut album “A Rhythm Indicative” (ZahZah 1998).
Since this debut as composer, player and bandleader Damon Brown has confirmed his place in the UK jazz scene: he has played over the years at all the UK’s leading clubs and festivals and has also performed internationally, particularly in Europe and the Far East, with his own groups. His sideman credits include tours with international stars such as Benny Golson, Dave Liebman , Doug Raney ,Big Jon Patten and other luminaries. He has also performed with many of the UK’s leading players such as Peter King, Stan Tracey, Claire Martin, Don Weller and Alan Barnes. A string of successful recordings in the last decade have cemented his reputation further and his collaborations with iconic tenor sax player Steve Grossman have been hugely popular with jazz audiences and critics alike.
The Steve Grossman/Damon Brown Quintet recorded their first CD ‘This time the dreams On Me’ released in 2009 to considerable critical acclaim.
With Francesco Capella and Laia Porta he formed the Minimum Trio which has toured extensively in Europe and released two CDs. Damon Brown continues to teach and perform in Europe and Russia and also in the Far East, most notably in Japan, where he has collaborated each year with the pianist Yutaka Shiina, Tim Armacost, tenor saxophone and Gene Jackson on drums.
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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
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£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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