Tuesday 1st June 2021
£25.00 - £35.00
NYJO continue their series showcasing emerging talent with the virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Emma Rawicz taking to the mainstage for her first Ronnie’s headline show.
LINE-UP: EMMA RAWICZ saxophonist; SCOTTIE THOMPSON piano; ANT LAW guitar; HUGO PIPER bass guitar; FINN GENOCKEY drums
Emma Rawicz is a saxophonist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer/arranger living in London and originally from North Devon. She gigs regularly at both London venues as well as all over the UK, and has played with a number of ensembles including NYJO’s big band and Jazz Exchange, and Pyjæn, as well as members of Blue Lab Beats and Ezra Collective, and most of all her quartet, which is set to record her debut album in late 2021. She has played at the EFG London Jazz Festival a number of times both with her own quartet as well as part of Orphy Robinson’s collective. Emma was named as one of the “5 UK Jazz Musicians you don’t want to miss” in Readers Digest, and is currently maintaining a career of live gigs, recording sessions and educational work alongside studying a degree in jazz at the Royal Academy of Music. Emma is in the process of writing and recording her debut album, which is set to be released in 2022; it will be entirely made up of Emma’s original music, drawing extensively on her love of modern jazz, funk and folk music.
Scottie Thompson is a pianist and composer from Portsmouth. He has performed music in a wide range of styles at prestigious venues such as the Lansdowne Club and Buckingham Palace, and last year played a set of original music with his trio as part of EFG London Jazz Festival. He has also won various composition awards, some of his arrangements having been played on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM in recent years.
Scottie is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London; here he has been honing his skills in performance, composition and production, and has had the opportunity to play with exciting like-minded musicians.
Ant Law - British guitarist Ant is “a game changer” according to The Guardian. Since 2010 Ant has concentrated on make a living playing guitar, eventually moving to London and immersing himself in the scene there and touring internationally. He has also lived in NYC for a season where he studied with his heroes Ari Hoenig, Ben Monder, Adam Rogers, Lage Lund, Johannes Weidenmueller, His 4th album ‘The Sleeper Wakes’ (Edition Records) was released on the 24th July 2020 to great acclaim. Tour booking is now underway for 2022.
Finn Genockey is a drummer, pianist and composer from South London. Over the past few years, Finn has had the privilege of studying both at Junior Trinity and now in his second year at Junior Royal Academy of Music studying Jazz with fantastic tutors from all parts of the industry. After starting drums at the age of 6, he has had plenty of playing and composing experience for the EFG London Jazz Festival and at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre and Wimbledon Tennis to name a few. From September, Finn will begin his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Hugo Piper, bass guitar, is a recent graduate from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, he performs and records across London and the UK in a variety of contexts, spanning a range of playing styles. Through growing up in a mix of playing circumstances, Hugo takes inspiration from a wide gamut of music, from jazz and rock, to folk and choral music.
NYJO Presents has been specifically developed to showcase up and coming UK talent from both inside and outside of the charity. This is an opportunity to witness unique talent at the start of their careers, taking to the stage of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, and getting back to doing what they want to do most – play live music.
NYJO exists to empower young jazz musicians and inspire music audiences across the UK, through engaging Learning & Participation projects and impactful live performances. Founded in 1965, NYJO has grown from a single jazz orchestra of young musicians, to a multi-faceted organisation that seeks to both improve jazz education nationally, and nurture the talent of young professionals at the start of their careers. NYJO are actively seeking to create a dialogue; between the established and the experimental; the past and the present; with captivating experiences that inspire and entertain.