Upstairs@Ronnie's: VOODOO LOUNGE

Monday 22nd August 2022
Date: Monday 22nd August Ticket Prices: £10.00 - £10.00 Book Your Tickets
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Monday 22nd August 2022

Doors open time

Ronnie's Bar
18:00

Ticket Prices:

£10.00 - £10.00

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Bar opens from 6pm. Music starts at 7pm

£10 online, £12 on the door subject to availability.

The club reserves the right to give away ticketed seats in the event of the ticket holder arriving later than 30 minutes after the advertised start time of the show. In this case, the ticket holder will still be granted entry subject to availability with no guarantee of seating.

Live music returns with a passion to the intimate and plush surroundings of our upstairs bar for our Monday to Thursday programme. Here is a rare opportunity to experience some of the best singers and instrumentalists on the London scene:  from popular New Orleans fused singer/pianists such as TJ Johnson on Monday, through ‘jazz ‘n samba’ sets from leading vocalists such as Georgia Mancino and Luna Cohen on Tuesdays, ebullient trumpeter Andy Davies with guest accompanists on Wednesdays plus mouthwatering guitar duos featuring the likes of Jim Mullen and Ant Law on Thursdays. Club DJ Mike Vitti and friends will be spinning soul, funk and jazz vinyl on Fridays and Saturdays.

Bluesey New Orleans infused gumbo to classic standards.

4 July – TJ JOHNSON vocals/piano

Possessing a grainy nuanced voice well suited to his renditions of jazz, blues, gospel and country plus a piano style influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John and Professor Longhair, singer/pianist TJ has been thrilling audiences since 1986. 

11 July  – ARTHUR LEA vocals/piano

Hammering honky-tonks since his hands could reach the keys, Arthur Lea sings eclectic rhythm ‘n blues with southern soul. Lewisham schooled, Royal Academy of Music trained, he has played everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s to the Olympic Stadium, working with everyone from Kate Tempest to Kylie Minogue.

18 July   – JOPLIN PARNELL piano/vocals

Joplin Parnell is a pianist and vocalist whose career has been devoted to bringing his unique passion and energy to music from the turn of the century. His sets weave a rich tapestry of Early Jazz and Swing, Ragtime, French Musette, Brazilian Choro and other musical oddities from around the world. He has spent the past decade residing in London and New Orleans and performing everywhere from London’s Jazz clubs, swing dances and cocktail bars, including The Jazz Cafe, The Ned and Kansas Smitty’s to Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz and The Jazz Cafe.

25 July   – TIM PENN vocals/piano & CHRIS PROCTOR guitar

Veteran pianist Tim Penn is one of the most popular musicians on the London Blues and Roots scene.  His repertoire includes the ragtime, stride and old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the songs of the great New Orleans Piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Along the way you can also expect some musical diversions into the world of Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Soul-Jazz and Tim’s own songs and instrumentals. Joining tonight on guitar, Chris Proctor, a member of Tim’s New Orleans R&B band, The Second Line, who are no strangers to the Upstairs Bar at Ronnie Scott’s. 

1 August – ODDGEIR BERG TRIO (Norwegian piano trio special) – ODDGEIR BERG piano/keys, AUDUN RAMO double bass & LARS BERNSTEN drums

The London debut of this superb Oslo-based piano trio who play ‘electroacoustic jazz’, running the gamut from melancholy to ecstasy. Delving deeply into the Scandinavian jazz tradition, tunes such as "The Mermaid’s Dance" and "Springeren" summon images of bonfires by the sea lit to herald the summer solstice, inevitably followed by autumn, which then buries its roots and turns with fine melodic lines into the silence of winter. However, the trio has more in common with Miles Davis’ ‘Jack Johnson’ rather than Scandinavia’s Jan Johannson. The Jimi Hendrix rock sound of the double bass and the propulsive drum sound energetically support Berg’s playing. Berg’s curiosity in experimenting with Wurlitzer\Rhodes and synthesiser sounds sneaks into the soundscape and lends a distinctive colour to the sound panorama.

“’Before Dawn’ said this is a group to keep an ear on. ‘In The End Of The Night’ says this is a piano trio to get truly excited about, a trio for the new millennium.”

DAN MCCLENAGHAN, ALL ABOUT JAZZ https://www.oddgeirbergtrio.com  

 

8 August  – DOM PIPKIN vocals/piano 

Described by ‘Blues in Britain magazine’ as one of Europe’s top exponents of New Orleans piano, Dom Pipkin breathes new life into the classic funk sounds of The Meters, Dr John, Fats Domino and Professor Longhair, with these influences emerging in his own irresistible song-writing. His classical and sometimes rhapsodic influences are married with a tough approach to the blues and driving left hand rhythms. 

 

15 August  – CLOSED FOR THE NIGHT

 

22 August  – JOPLIN PARNELL piano/vocals & ENRICO TOMASSO trumpet


Joplin Parnell is a pianist and vocalist whose career has been devoted to bringing his unique passion and energy to music from the turn of the century. His sets weave a rich tapestry of Early Jazz and Swing, Ragtime, French Musette, Brazilian Choro and other musical oddities from around the world. He has spent the past decade residing in London and New Orleans and performing everywhere from London’s Jazz clubs, swing dances and cocktail bars, including The Jazz Cafe, The Ned and Kansas Smitty’s to Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz and The Jazz Cafe.

 

29 August - JOY ELLIS vocals/piano & DAN CASIMIR bass

A superb singer/songwriter as well as being a skilled pianist and graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Joy Ellis mixes well-crafted originals with Latin, jazz and blues-based material from the likes of Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder. The award winning Dan Casimir is regarded highly on the contemporary scene as bandleader, composer and first-call bassist.

Hi Sarah,

Please find listings as below.

Thanks,

Paul

 

MONDAY – ‘VOODOO LOUNGE’ 

(Bluesy New Orleans infused gumbo to classic standards) 

Singer/pianists:

 

4 July – TJ JOHNSON vocals/piano 

Possessing a grainy nuanced voice well suited to his renditions of jazz, blues, gospel and country plus a piano style influenced by the likes of Ray Charles, Dr John and Professor Longhair, singer/pianist TJ has been thrilling audiences since 1986. 

 

11 July  – ARTHUR LEA vocals/piano

Hammering honky-tonks since his hands could reach the keys, Arthur Lea sings eclectic rhythm ‘n blues with southern soul. Lewisham schooled, Royal Academy of Music trained, he has played everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s to the Olympic Stadium, working with everyone from Kate Tempest to Kylie Minogue.

 

18 July   – JOPLIN PARNELL piano/vocals

Joplin Parnell is a pianist and vocalist whose career has been devoted to bringing his unique passion and energy to music from the turn of the century. His sets weave a rich tapestry of Early Jazz and Swing, Ragtime, French Musette, Brazilian Choro and other musical oddities from around the world. He has spent the past decade residing in London and New Orleans and performing everywhere from London’s Jazz clubs, swing dances and cocktail bars, including The Jazz Cafe, The Ned and Kansas Smitty’s to Glastonbury Festival, Edinburgh Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz and The Jazz Cafe.

 

25 July   – TIM PENN vocals/piano & CHRIS PROCTOR guitar

Veteran pianist Tim Penn is one of the most popular musicians on the London Blues and Roots scene.  His repertoire includes the ragtime, stride and old blues songs of the 1920s, through to the songs of the great New Orleans Piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, Dr John and Allen Toussaint. Along the way you can also expect some musical diversions into the world of Ray Charles, Tom Waits, Soul-Jazz and Tim’s own songs and instrumentals. Joining tonight on guitar, Chris Proctor, a member of Tim’s New Orleans R&B band, The Second Line, who are no strangers to the Upstairs Bar at Ronnie Scott’s.

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY – ‘RUBY SINGS’

 

WEDNESDAY – ‘HORN CULTURE’ 

(the best of instrumental jazz) 

Instrumental duos – trumpeter ANDY DAVIES + SPECIAL GUEST: 

 

6 July   – ANDY DAVIES trumpet & RICK SIMPSON piano

A swinging jazz pianist, Rick Simpson has presented critically acclaimed original projects through his band, Klammer. In 2019, he released his heartfelt take on the music of Radiohead with ‘Everything All of The Time: Kid A Revisited’. He is the regular pianist with the popular Leo Richardson Quartet.

 

13 July  – ANDY DAVIES trumpet & ROB BARRON piano (Doors opening at 9pm)

An exceedingly tasteful jazz pianist, Rob Barron has played with visiting American artists Al Jarreau, Marlena Shaw, Benny Golson, Phil Woods, Grant Stewart, Sheryl Bailey and in groups lead by leading UK artists Jacqui Dankworth, Stacey Kent, Claire Martin, Dave O’Higgins, Steve Fishwick, Allison Neale, Anita Wardell, Georgia Mancio and Jean Toussaint. Rob was also a member of the award winning group Kairos 4tet. He regularly appears with the BBC Big Band and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.

 

20 July  – ANDY DAVIES trumpet & NIGEL PRICE guitar

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s 2016 album ‘Keep Me Singing’.

 

 

27 July  - ANDY DAVIES trumpet & ALEX HUTTON piano

Jazz pianist Alex Hutton is a fine composer with an ear for folk and classical influences. He is a gifted and thoughtful improviser; a mainstay of the London jazz scene who has worked with Jim Mullen, Pete King to Pete Wareham. “Outstanding… An effervescent improviser and fleet-fingered craftsman of the keyboard.Helen Mayhew. “Improvisations that join an affectingly hooky melodic knack to a rich and freewheeling impressionism as his speculations open out... '' John Fordham – The Guardian

 

 

THURSDAY – ‘TWO FOR THE ROAD’ 

(…from straight ahead to fusion, folk, blues & gypsy jazz & occasionally singers) 

Guitar-led duos: 

 

7 July  – TOM REMON guitar & ALEX HO guitar

Recent Middlesex University graduate and Tomorrow's Warriors alumnus Tom Remon is an up and coming Jazz Guitarist in the London Jazz scene who marked his Debut CD with UK jazz hero guitarist Jim Mullen "Duality" on Lunaria records, Tom has also recorded and performed Jonathan Gee, Steve Williamson, Sid Jacobs, Gary Crosby amongst others  Tom Remon is currently signed to the independent label Lunaria Records. Alex Ho started off his career on the London scene in 2008 with bassist and educator Gary Crosby OBE who took Alex under his wing and invited him to join the Gary Crosby Quartet performing regularly at The Spice of Life in Soho as part of the artist development programme of the educational organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors. Since then Alex performed in some of London’s most important venues, international festivals and radio broadcasts, including BBC Radio 4, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club,  Southbank Centre, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, King’s Place, EFG London Jazz Festival, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2017 Alex collaborated and performed with saxophonist Steve Williamson both in duo and quartet settings. 

 

14 July  – DAVE PEABODY guitar/vocals & ALAN GLEN harmonica

Dave Peabody has been voted ‘Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year’ three times by the British Blues Connection and Blues In Britain magazine. He has been a guitar accompanist for such U.S. blues artists as legendary Mississippi guitarist David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Cincinatti pianist Big Joe Duskin, and Grammy award winning harmonica man Charlie Musselwhite. Dave has performed in over 20 different countries playing festivals and clubs, and has appeared on over 50 albums, making him one of the most experienced and seasoned British blues men performing today.

Alan Glen started playing harmonica after seeing Muddy Waters and the 'American Folk-Blues Festivals' which visited London in the late ‘60s. He joined Nine Below Zero (1991–1995) and The Yardbirds (1996–2003 and 2008–2009). Alan has recorded with Dr. Feelgood, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, ‘Slash’, Skunk Baxter, John Mayall, Peter Green, plus many more. Alan has played Montreux and Nice Jazz festivals plus such prestigious venues as Hollywood’s House of Blues, Las Vegas’s Hilton, and London’s Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Odeon, Wembley Arena… and Ronnie Scott’s.

 

21 July  – NICK FITCH guitar & JAMIE McCREDIE guitar

From showing great promise during his early days with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Nick Fitch has become a much sought-after, guitarist, educator, musical director and arranger. His wide skillset and experience in a variety of genres has led to working with a range of artists such as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Professor Green, Mullally, Marisha Wallace and Lee Mead, plus in the jazz world he has worked with singers including Claire Martin, Nicole Henry, Tina May and instrumentalists Jim Mullen (Average White Band), Laurence Juber (James Bond, Paul McCartney & Wings) and Zane Carney (John Mayer).

A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, over the last few years Jamie McCredie has cemented his reputation as one of the UK's busiest and most versatile guitarists. Recently returned from European/USA tour with Roisin Murphy, Jamie can be heard on her recent Mercury Music Prize nominated album ‘Hairless Toys’, and her latest release ‘Take Her Up To Monto’.

 

28 July  – ROB KORAL guitar ZOË SCHWARZ vocals - Well known for their popular touring band Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion, they are equally at home in the more intimate duo format.  Expect a soulful mix of jazz and blues combining old school tradition with contemporary verve. The communication between these two fine musicians will be evident for all to hear as one might expect after two decades of intense gigging together."Eye catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar”- Guitarist Magazine "Terrific musicians. Very nice indeed” - Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC radio 2 "Recommended” - Jamie Cullum, BBC radio 2 "Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own… together they create an edgy intimacy and bittersweet melancholy all delivered with an expert flair while still possessing the wild hair necessary for true authenticity." C.M. Bailey,  All About Jazz USA

 

 

FRIDAYS – ‘VIVA CUBA’

 

1 July  – JESÚS CUTIÑO BAND + DJ GAVIN

ANGÉLICA LÓPEZ vocals

GUSTAVO ALCÁNTARA piano/backing vocals

RANDY LESTER congas

LUIS REYES timbales

JOSÉ ZALBA flute

JESÚS CUTIÑO bass/lead vocals.

Jesús Cutiño is a Cuban singer, songwriter and an accomplished performer of many guitar styles including Cuban, Latin jazz, flamenco, ska, reggae etc. He is recognised as one of the best tres players in Europe (the tres is the Cuban guitar that forms the mainstay of the Cuban 'son' sound).

 

8 July  – HAVANA LATIN FUN + DJ RICH 

RENE ÁLVAREZ piano/vocals

MANUEL ALEJANDRO bass/BVs

ROLANDO DOMINGUEZ trumpet/BVs

RANDY LESTER timbales

EMERIS SOLIS congas

Irresistible rhythms and soulful Cuban melodies conjured up by this popular band led by pianist Rene Álvarez.

 

15 July SARABANDA + DJ JIM

JOSE CASCARET vocals

ALFONSO MONO DE JESUS guest vocals

SARA McGUINNESS piano

JIMMY MARTINEZ bass

BILL BLAND congas

TRISTAN BUTLER timbales

Expect passionate and exuberant arrangements of Cuban songs both classic and modern. The fabulous singer Jose Cesar, hailing from Santiago – the heartland of Cuban son, is much in demand for his fantastic vocal talents. Combine this with the blistering keyboards of Sara McGuinness and solid bass grooves from Jimmy Martinez supported by a steaming percussion section and you can’t go wrong.

 

22 JulySON YAMBU + DJ ALFARO

DUNIA CORREA vocals

JOSE VOLGA keys/BVs

JAVIER FIORAMONTI bass/BVs

RENE SAVIGNE congas/BVs

ALBERTO DANGER trumpet/BVs

TOBY HERSCHMANN timbales

Son Yambu are a UK based-band who play authentic Cuban son. Most of the band members hail from Cuba. Each has a lifetime’s worth of experience in playing son Cubano and are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre. Son Yambu bring their audiences a truly sensational, authentic Latin-music experience and their music is guaranteed to turn any event into a fiesta!

 

29 JulyCAMINA BAND + DJ ALFARO

JOSE LUIS MARTELL congas, vocals

JOSE ALBERTO MUSIQUITO trumpet, vocals

ARIEL CUBRÍA bass

JOSE VOLGA piano

LUIS ALBERTO MUSIKITO trumpet

FELIX GONZALEZ timbales/vocals

Camina Band is an established  Cuban Band playing a wide range of styles from traditional to Timba, and exploiting elements of urban music from Cuba and Latin America . Energy and Cuban flavour are guaranteed.

 

 

SATURDAYS – ‘FUNKY NATION’ - DJ Mike Vitti + Special Guests  

 

SUNDAYS - SUNDAY LIVE MUSIC SESSIONS 

3 July   – KOMODO HORNS

10 July  – BIG SMOKE FAMILY

17 JulyJITTER KINGS

24 July  – SOUL IMMIGRANTS

31 July  – SHIRT TAIL STOMPERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Date: Monday 22nd August Ticket Prices: £10.00 - £10.00 Book Your Tickets
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