An eagle-eyed LondonJazz reader has pointed out that almost all the gigs in the Ronnie Scott’s BritJazz Festival in August are announced and on sale. Prices are generally kept lower than during the restof the year.
It’s a varied and adventurous programme. Shedloads of integrity. Not a penny of public subsidy. Congratulations to Ronnie’s!
Saturday July 31st – Brian Auger/ Yazz Ahmed
Sun Aug 1st -The Ronnie Scott’s Big Band directed by Pete Long – music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, The Rat Pack and Benny Goodman.
Mon 2nd – Jazz on 3 Special: John Taylor Duo plus support
Tues 3rd – Led Bib and Phronesis
Wed4th – Empirical & The Jim Mullen Organ Quartet with Emma Smith:
Thurs 5th – Django Bates Beloved Bird & Brass Jaw
Fri 6th -Laurence Cottle Big Band + special guest & The Jessica Lauren Four
Sat 7th – Jason Rebello Quartet feat Pino Palladino & The Georgia Mancio Qrt:
Sun 8th -Natalie Williams Soul Family
Mon 9th – John Dankworth Night – full info to follow shortly …
Tue 10th -London Improvisers Orchestra feat Jason Yarde+ Matt Bourne & Pete Wareham
Weds 11th -Mike Westbrook Village Band & Carol Grimes (photo above with Janette Mason and Steve Lodder from 1986)
Thu 12th -Trio VD & Partisans:
Fri 13th -Colin Towns Mask Orchestra & the Denys Baptiste Quartet
Sat 14th -Talvin Singh & The Cleveland Watkiss Quartet