Monday 23rd September 2019
£10.00 - £10.00
George Winston – Alto Saxophone
Ivo Neame – Piano
Tom Farmer – Bass
James Maddren – Drums
George Winstone grew up in London and after studying classical piano at Trinity Laban on the Junior Course, he went and studied in the Junior Department at the Royal Academy of Music and the undergraduate course at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance .
In the UK he has set himself up as a highly respected and accomplished artist, lauded amongst audiences and peers as a having a large warm sound and a brilliant technique, he has played with some of the UK's best jazz artists including Jacob Collier, Emmanuel Franklyn Adelabu, Rick Leon James, Jamie Murray, Charlie Stacey and Gareth Lockrane.
George has a deep interest in classical Chinese medicine and healing traditions from around the world. Alongside a love for classical music, traditional music from African cultures, he is fascinated by ancient music and the parallels that exist between metaphysical philosophy and musical traditions. In 2018 he released his debut EP 'Outer Spaces' with Charlie Stacey (piano), Mikele Montolli (bass) and Jamie Murray (drums), and is looking to set his sights on recording his debut album within the year.After recent period of study in the “Big apple” George returns to London for a short spell and brings to the late show a brand new quartet featuring a clutch of the Uk’s established jazz “A listers”. Material selected for tonight’s spotlight will highlight new compositions by George written during his intensive tenure on the New York jazz scene taking in the sound of the Manhattan scene from “Smalls” to the “knitting factory”. Expect blistering interaction and deep harmonic synergies.
“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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