Saturday 26th March 2022
£40.00 - £55.00
Line-up: ARUN GHOSH clarinet; CHRIS WILLIAMS alto sax; IDRIS RAHMAN tenor sax; ZOE RAHMAN piano; RUTH GOLLER bass; SARATHY KORWAR tabla/percussion; PAT ILLINGWORTH drums
…an upfront mix of South Asian melodies and western street-grooves… - The Guardian
Acclaimed and award-winning clarinettist, Arun Ghosh makes his headline debut at Ronnie Scott’s.
Twice awarded ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Arun is a leading light on the UK Jazz scene, enthralling audiences and listeners with his uniquely expressive clarinet playing and style, vibrancy and musical spirit.
Celebrating the release of new album Seclused in Light, the British-Asian clarinettist, bandleader and composer has assembled a stellar line-up of musicians from London’s exciting scene; MOBO award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman and her brother, saxophonist Idris Rahman are joined by man of the moment, Sarathy Korwar on tabla. And with fellow long term collaborators Chris Williams(alto saxophone), Ruth Goller (bass) and Pat Illingworth (drums) completing the line up, the Septet’s sound is passionate, soulful and life-affirming.
Described by the Daily Telegraph as uproarious and irresistable, Arun is a charismatic and communicative performer. Creating a sound that fluidly incorporates jazz, World, UK beats and South Asian influences, he is considered a renowned innovator of modern IndoJazz…albeit with a healthy dose of bite and Northern swagger thrown in the mix.
At tonight’s shows, this all-star Septet will be performing music from new album, Seclused in Light alongside pieces from Arun’s acclaimed albums, A South Asian Suite, Northern Namaste and but where are you really from?
With soaring melodies, soul-searching improvisations, hypnotic basslines and driving rhythms, Arun Ghosh’s shows are always special, spontaneous and joyous occasions; a celebration of music, life and togetherness, this is a night not to be missed.
…uproarious and irresistible - Daily Telegraph
Life-affirming music that transcends cultural barriers - Manchester Evening News
...extraordinary charisma and musicianship and a consistently riveting compositional skill - Jazzwise
What is this fiery music and where does it come from? - Metro