In a Press Release issued today, Ronnie Scott’s announces:
- Reopening to audiences from Thursday 20 May 2021
- Live (and only live-) stream Saturdays series in partnership with Dice FM
Here is the full text of the release:
RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ CLUB – LONDON’S ICONIC LIVE MUSIC VENUE – TO REOPEN THURSDAY MAY 20 AND LAUNCH DEBUT LIVESTREAM SERIES BRINGING THE BEST UK JAZZ AND MORE TO AUDIENCES ACROSS THE GLOBE
Ronnie Scott’s – London’s iconic live music venue est. 1959 – is back from Thursday 20 May. In addition, the Soho establishment is proud to present a brand-new livestream platform. Building on the success of its streamed ‘Lockdown Sessions’ Ronnie Scott’s will now bring its live performances to audiences far and wide via a pay-per-view service.
In collaboration with DICE.FM, Ronnie Scott’slivestream series will see a selection of the venue’s unmissable shows streamed live: available live and live only, at a pocket-friendly ticket price. The inaugural pay-per-view livestreams will feature high-calibre artists from all corners of the UK’s vibrant music scene – from jazz to soul, Afrobeat and rock and roll – introducing them to audiences both new and old.
The virtual doors open on Saturday 22 May, 9.15pm for a performance by the inimitable Vanessa Haynes. Ticket holders can watch live her take on the undisputed Queen of Soul, with a show-stopping setlist of songs made famous by Aretha Franklin.
On Saturday 29 May it’s Osibisa, formed by the Godfather of Ghanaian Afrobeat, Teddy Osei, who celebrate 50 years of their unique brand of African fusion.
Saturday 5 June sees Ian Shaw’s: When Bowie Met Joni – a parallel of songs from two powerhouse Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists. On 11 June Ronnie Scott’s presents Mica Paris MBE, the British Queen of Soul, in a debut performance of her new single and album release ‘Gospel’.
Proud to be presenting the Ronnie Scott’s ethos to the world, on the launch of the livestream service, General Manager Fred Nash says:
“Whilst there’s no beating the magic of the bustling, busy ambience of being cosied-up in Ronnie’s for a show, being able to have jazz enthusiasts around the world join us virtually is also extraordinary. While our guests take their seats in house, we hope the buzz of the venue translates and transports those joining us via our new livestream service: capturing waiters move deftly around the room, ice chinking in cocktail shakers, and musicians locked in and lost in each other’s playing. We’re so excited to develop the streaming service we brought to our members and followers this past year, now inviting new fans to enjoy the experience of Ronnie’s both virtually and in Soho. The Saturday shows are always a special affair and we’re confident the livestreams will convey their electricity far and wide. Entertainment is what we do at Ronnie’s and we’re proud to be bringing it to a wider audience.”
The debut Ronnie Scott’s streams include:
Vanessa Haynes: Aretha Franklin – Queen of Soul | Saturday 22 May
Osibisa | Saturday 29 May
Ian Shaw: When Bowie Met Joni | Saturday 5 June
Mica Paris: Gospel | Friday 11 June
To book: DICE.FMTickets: from £11.30
PRESS RELEASE ENDS
LINK: Ronnie Scott’s website