Monday 13th January 2020
£23.50 - £37.50
JIM MULLEN guitar; STEVE FISHWICK trumpet; MARK NIGHTINGALE trombone; ALAN BARNES alto sax; TOM SMITH tenor sax/bass clarinet; GARETH LOCKRANE flute; ROSS STANLEY piano; JEREMY BROWN bass; TRISTAN MAILLIOT drums
Legendary 'musician's musician' Jim Mullen brings together an All Star band in this rare Ronnie Scott's headline residency. Ronnie Scott's is extremely proud to present one of our favourite musicians.
A multi-award winner, including a special Honorary Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2017, Jim Mullen is widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe. Originally from Glasgow he made his name working with a number of seminal bands through the 70’s and 80’s including The Average White Band and his own highly acclaimed jazz/funk band “Morrissey Mullen”. A highly prized sideman as well as leader Jim also includes work with the likes of Mose Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon, Georgie Fame and Gene Harris on a stellar CV.
Jim will be performing with his quite remarkable 9-piece band featuring a who's who of UK jazz, who also wrote most of the arrangements.
support: Tim Thornton Quartet
Tim Thornton – bass
Riley Stone-Lonergan – sax
Ant Law - guitar (13th)
James Pearson - piano (14th)
Chris Draper - drums
"The most natural young double-bassist in years." – Jack Massarik, Evening Standard
"Thornton is a player with a strong technique who uses the range of the bass well, and is capable of great depth, emotion and lyricism." – Rob Edgar, londonjazz.blogspot.co.uk
ABOUT TIM THORNTON
Bassist Tim Thornton is a regular performer on the British jazz scene and graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire. He won the 2013 British Jazz Award in the rising star category after releasing and touring his debut album ‘New Kid’. His new album "The Feel Good Place" is released on Jellymould Records. In 2017 he was awarded Honorary Membership of Birmingham Conservatoire in recognition of his achievements in the world of music and was a finalist at the Worshipful company of musicians young jazz musician of the year award.
He is the co-founder of Karve with chef Trystan-Ross Williams, a pop-up restaurant/jazz club fusing original jazz and fine dining together, they host events around London and you can find more info at www.karvefood.com.
He toured the USA in 2015, 2018 and again in 2019 with world renowned clarinet virtuoso Julian Bliss and toured the UK in 2016 in support of legendary guitairst George Benson, performing at the Royal Albert Hall. In 2017 he performed again at the Royal Albert Hall at the Proms with Clare Teal and her double big band.
Tim has previously worked with Seamus Blake, Hiromi, Stan Sulzmann, Logan Richardson, Eric Alexander, Jason Rebello, Pee-Wee Ellis, Will Vinson, Jim Mullen, Soweto Kinch, Guy Barker, Sir Willard White, James Torme, Nigel Hitchcock, Alex Garnett, Gilad Atzmon, and Kit Downes to name a few.
Tim performs at many venues and festivals internationally and in the UK including Holders Festival (Barbados), Dizzy's Club (NYC), Bermuda Festival, Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Festival, Barbican, Mineapolis Orchestra Hall, Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Duc Des Lombards (Paris), Porgy and Bess (Vienna), Ronnie Scott's and Bennet's Lane Jazz Club (Melbourne)
“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, Ronnie Scott’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 MON-THURS
£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 coolest late night hang.