Ronnie Scott’s returns to Opera Grill on Thursday 14th September for an eight week residency, here is the line up for our upcoming events…
Main Act: Gill Manly
Gill Manly has performed her unique interpretations of jazz standards at many famous locations across London including The Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican and the Kings Road club Stocks, where she rubbed shoulders with Eartha Kitt, Tony Bennett and other music legends. She has even sung to the Dalai Lama in Tibetan! Her repertoire includes songs by Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James, among others.
Support Act: Aydenne Simone
Aydenne Simone has wowed audiences with her deep, powerful voice for nearly 30 years and has performed at prestigious events and venues worldwide including the International Jazz Diva Festival, the Newport Jazz Weekend, the International Jazz Diva Festival and the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. Her music is heavily influenced by the work of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Eydie Gorme.
Main Act: Sara Dowling
Raised on a diet of jazz music from her father’s record collection including the works of Erroll Garner, Art Tatum and Fats Waller, Sara cites her main influences as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday. As well as performing across the country, she has written songs for EMI, Sony and Warner as well as for national advertising campaigns including the Dulux advert ‘Paint The Town’.
Support Act: Billie Black
Sultry toned pop singer Billie Black describes her music as ‘subtle, groovy tunes that make people sway’ and this evening will see her showcase her jazzier side as she combines the old with the new.
Viva Cuba Night featuring Eli & La Evolución and a selection of Cuban Jazz, Funk and Soul bands
Returning to Opera Grill after a stellar performance in July, Eli & la Evolución will feature as part of a celebration of Cuban music including jazz, funk and soul bands, hosted by Eli & la Evolución’s Eliane Correa.
Main Act: Lily Dior
Recognised as one of Australia’s finest singers, Lily Dior has performed at many of the country’s best venues, including Sydney Opera House, and at major festivals. She has also hosted a show on Sydney’s premiere jazz station ‘Eastside Radio’ for over ten years, featuring interviews with leading international artists including American jazz vocalist Kurt Elling. Returning to her roots in London in 2014, she has established herself as an in demand performer, appearing at Ronnie Scott’s among other well-known venues.
Support Act: Andy Davies
Welsh trumpeter and composer Andy Davies’ band The Andy Davies Quartet is the resident group at the famous Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs Jam Session every Wednesday night. The band plays hard swinging jazz standards and hard bop.
Main Act: Cecilia Stalin
Swedish born Cecelia has performed with various famous musicians over the years including The Streets and Alesha Dixon and is a regular on the UK scene at venues such as London’s Barbican, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Royal Festival Hall as well as at Ronnie Scott’s. Her music explores genres including hip-hop, nu-jazz and bop/swing and her work includes collaborating on the song ‘Waltz for Koop’, which was included in the soundtrack for Woody Allen’s film ‘Match Point’.
Support Act: The Luca Boscagin Band
A resident guitar player at Ronnie Scott’s, Luca plays for a variety of musicians based in the U.K. and Italy. His versatility with sounds and styles sets him apart from his contemporaries and his performances, incorporating a variety of guitars and effects pedals, feature stunning soundscapes throughout his set of standards and originals. Expect an instrumental quartet that will leave you speechless.
Main Act: The Coalminers
The only band to fully dedicate themselves to the New Orleans Soul and Funk sound in the UK, The Coalminers are made up of some of the finest musicians in London.
They have performed on tour with the likes of Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum and Massive Attack, as well as Madness, Amy Winehouse and Dizzee Rascal.
Support Act: Veda Black
Rising star soul singer and songwriter Veda Black is known for wowing audiences with her unique blend of alternative soul, gritty r’n’b and blues.
A Soul Family Night hosted by Natalie Williams and featuring two other surprise star singers
The Soul Family Band is fronted by the MOBO nominated soul-jazz singer Natalie Williams, known for her distinctive vocals, which have appeared on tracks by drum and bass icons including Goldie and Nu:Tone. Natalie’s show has been selling out Ronnie Scott’s for 10 years with its blend of r’n’b, soul and jazz, with past guest performers including the late Amy Winehouse and Jamie Cullum. Two other surprise star singers will also feature across three dazzling shows.
Main Act: Marcus Bonfanti
Frontman of Ronnie Scott’s House Blues band, The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion, Marcus Bonfanti has toured with and opened shows for the late Chuck Berry, Robert Cray, Shuggie Otis, Philip Sayce, the late Jack Bruce, of Cream, The Straits, Beth Hart, John Mayall, Beth Rowley and JJ Grey.
Winner of three British Blues Awards, one for Best Songwriter 2012 and the 2013 & 2014 Best Acoustic Performer award, his repertoire includes blues music from Chicago to the Delta, West Coast and the UK.
Support Act: Leslie Phillips
Parisian soul singer Leslie Phillips has headlined the Bordeaux Jazz Festival alongside Maceo Parker. With a voice compared to that of Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill’s, her music is a blend of nu-soul and afro-jazz, with influences including India Arie, Jill Scott, Jamiroquai, The Roots and Angie Stone.
To book or for more information, contact Sara Boothby on: 07392 868 662 or 01244 343 888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org