NEWS: Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival line-up (29 July – 5 August)

Chick Corea Akoustic Band
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Peter Bacon reports:

The full line-up for the fifth annual Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival has been announced. It will run in the legendary Soho club from Sunday 29 July to Sunday 5 August.

The opening two nights featuring the Rick Wakeman TrioDave Colquhoun is on guitar, Matt Pegg on bass – are already sold out. Support on Sunday 29 is Red Alert (Janette Mason) and on Monday 30 the David Swan Trio. There is a late show on Monday with the Liam Dunachie Trio.

Tuesday 31 July to Thursday 2 August is headlined by the Chick Corea Akoustic Band with John Patitucci on bass and Dave Weckl on drums. Late-show trios are Peter Edwards (Tue), Rembrandt Frerichs (Wed) and Jessica Lauren (Thu).

Friday 3 August features Snarky Puppy Bill Laurance on piano and keyboards with Jonathan Harvey on bass and Marijus Aleksa on drums. Late show is the LRK Trio.

The festival closes with two evenings of the Roberto Fonseca Trio (Yandy Martinez bass and Ruly Herrera drums) with support and a late show on Saturday from Kit Downes’ Enemy with Petter Eldh and James Maddren, and support on Sunday from the John Crawford Trio.

In an additional show on Wednesday 1 August, Ronnie Scott’s house pianist and artistic director, James Pearson, offers The History of Jazz Piano, 100 years in one gig.

All events bar The History of Jazz Piano are now on sale.

LINK: Ronnie Scott’s website 

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