Saturday 26th June 2021
£55.00 - £60.00
At the end of last year, Ronnie Scott’s launches a brand-new weekly show, All That Jazz! Saturday Cabaret Brunch at Ronnie’s, hosted by West End leading lady and 2020 Olivier award-winner, Cassidy Janson (Beautiful, Chess, & Juliet).
Tickets include a delicious 2 course brunch as well as two cocktails from Ronnie’s renowned cocktail list (think Mimosas, Bloody Marys, and more!)
Expect high energy show tunes, classic cabaret numbers, big belting ballads and jazz standards from the finest singers in town. Despite everything happening in the world right now, the show really must go on!
Cassidy’s hosting duties follows the success of her sold out, headline show at the club this year, and last year’s release of her debut solo ‘Cassidy’. Each week, Cassidy invites a special West End star, most of whom have been unable to perform since March, to join her for a musical theatre celebration.
26th June: John Owen-Jones
John Owen-Jones is an award winning and record-breaking West End and Broadway actor and singer who has performed extensively in theatre, television, radio and in concert all over the world. He has also worked as a presenter, voiceover artist and director. He is probably best known, however, for his critically acclaimed and hugely popular performances as Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. John holds the record for being the youngest actor in West End history to have played Jean Valjean in Les Misérables (a role he also played twice on Broadway) and has performed as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera nearly 2000 times - more than any actor in the show’s entire West End run.
John appeared in special finales for the Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary performances at the O2 and Royal Albert Hall. He is in the unique position of being the only actor to have the opportunity to reinvent both Valjean and The Phantom – in brand new Cameron Mackintosh productions that have toured the UK and the world to great acclaim. In an online poll, John was voted the “Best Ever Valjean” and “Best Ever Performer in Les Misérables" by fans of the show worldwide and his performance as Valjean can be heard on the ‘Les Misérables Live!’ album. John will return to the show in the West End this year to be part of the Les Misérables All Star Concert where he will share the role of Jean Valjean with Alfie Boe. John recently sang on BBC Pointless TV, performing ‘Bring Him Home’. In 2020 John will be touring China for the first time in Beijing and Shanghai, as part of The Three Phantoms show. John will then perform in Tokyo, Japan as part of the West End Voices show.John has released six solo albums which he also produced. ‘Hallelujah’ EP (2006) 'John Owen-Jones' (2009), 'Unmasked' (2011) ‘Rise’ (2015) Music of the Night (2016 - Japan only release) ‘Bring Him Home’ (2017) and ‘Spotlight’ (2019).
Band: ADAM DENNIES keys; STEVE PEARCE bass; ADAM GOLDSMITH guitar; NEAL WILKINSON drums
Nestled in the heart of Soho since 1959, the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has always stood shoulder to shoulder with its West End theatre-land neighbours. But it’s not just the location that binds the two. Musical theatre has long had a powerful affinity with jazz, from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess to John Kander’s Chicago, it has welcomed the swinging syncopation, the thrilling saxophones and hot brass that lend productions a certain razzle dazzle. Indeed, many of Ronnie’s regular performers play in the big shows around town.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of loosening its grip on the world of entertainment and most theatres remain closed, Ronnie Scott’s will honour this historical relationship between jazz and musical theatre.