Ronnie Scott’s Live at The Music Lounge, Opera Grill has announced a brand new show season!
Here are the line-ups for our upcoming events:
Jazz and R’n’B
Pete Long and Jeremy Sassoon
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra’s award-winning band leader Pete Long will partner for the first time with U.K favourite Jeremy Sassoon and his quartet for a night of showstopping rhythmic jazz classics.
“Pete Long is a national treasure”, Clive Davis, The Times
“Jeremy had the venue rocking from beginning to end with a 10 minute ovation from the audience baying for more.”
After wowing guests in October as part of Natalie Williams’ Soul Family, Brendan Reilly returns to the Music Lounge. Brendan has toured the world with stars including Sam Sparro, Basement Jaxx and Disclosure. Add to this his work with Laura Mvula, Florence and the Machine, Duffy, Rita Ora and more and you get an idea of the incredible versatility of this artist, whose music spans across the soul, dance, jazz and pop genres.
One of the UK’s best jazz and blues singers, Aydenne Simone has bewitched audiences far and wide with her deep, velvety tones, showcasing classic songs from the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Eydie Gorme.
“What a night! The amazing, soulful Aydenne Simone singing the best of Aydenne Simone – unbelievable, totally haunting, one of those nights that will stay with you forever.” Kate Sheridan, Speakeasy Jazz, Portishead.
Following a roof-raising performance at The Music Lounge last year, The Coalminers return with their infectious brand of New Orleans ‘swamp soul’ and funk. Made up of some of the finest musicians in London, they have performed on tour with stars including Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Joss Stone, Jamie Cullum and Massive Attack. Expect songs from the likes of Louis Armstrong, James Booker, Irma Thomas and more.
Jazz and Soul
Rachael Cohen featuring Judi Jackson
Singer, saxophonist and composer Rachael burst onto the stage in 2013, her debut album ‘Halftime’ catapulting her reputation to one of the premier new voices of her generation and earning a place in MOJO magazine’s top ten Jazz albums of 2014.
Multi-award winning artist and frontman of The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion band Marcus Bonfanti returns to The Music Lounge, bringing with him the heart of the American Deep South. Winner of three British Blues Awards, Marcus has toured with and opened shows for the late Chuck Berry, Shuggie Otis, the late Jack Bruce, of Cream, The Straits, Beth Hart, John Mayall, JJ Grey and more.
Sensations of the UK Nu-Jazz scene, fusing urban rhythms and grooves with a Latin attitude, Wild Card’s music appeals to both jazz fans and more mainstream-music lovers. Between them, the band members have performed on the Late Show with Jools Holland as well as with Roots Manuva, Hazel O’Connor and Kenny Thomas.
One of the UK’s most charismatic swing jazz singers, Kai has toured and recorded with jive superstars Ray Gelato and the Giants as well as performing with vintage-style bands Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Birdland’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band in New York City and Blue Harlem, The Jive Aces, and the Bevin Boys in the UK. Her music screams joie de vivre!
One of the UK’s most accomplished jazz singers, Atila’s interpretations of the American Songbook are internationally renowned. Influenced by early Frank Sinatra material, he has toured extensively with the legendary Buddy Greco as well as appearing on TV and performing at TV presenter Dermot O’Leary’s wedding!
Alex Garnett of Ronnie Scott’s
One of Europe’s leading saxophonists for more than two decades, weekly Ronnie Scott’s resident Alex Garnett’s dark, husky sound has accompanied the likes of The Rolling Stones, Humphrey Littleton, van Morrison and many more. Prepare to be impressed!
Roy’s Big Smoke
Making serious waves on the UK music scene, this uniquely talented collective draws from the spirit of New Orleans funk. Led by drummer Roy Pfeffer, its members have performed with a star-studded list of names including Joss Stone, Tom Jones, Dr John and Maceo Parker.
A central figure on the British jazz scene for more than five decades, Salena’s resumé reads like a Who’s Who In Music! She has sung with Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Dudley Moore, Tom Jones, Ray Brown and many, many more. Born in the U.S, she has performed all over the world and counts 43 solo albums among her work. Jazz doesn’t get any better than this!
Jump Blues/Swing Jazz
One of the top swing/jump-blues bands on the London scene for over 15 years, Blue Harlem have become regular favourites at venues such as the world famous Ronnie Scott’s, The100 Club, The Hippodrome, Hideaway, Jitterbugs and many more. Their credits include launching the 4th International Film Festival of Dubai and performing at the launch of Baz Luhrmann’s 1940s blockbuster movie ‘Australia’. If you’re looking for non-stop fun, this is the band for you!
Award-winning jazz vocalist Georgia is one of Europe’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists, her wide-ranging jazz and modern song repertoire borrowing influences from her Anglo-Italian and Uruguayan heritage. She has collaborated with a host of famous names including Bobby McFerrin, Ray Gelato, Sheila Jordan and more.
Soulful Jazz/ Brass Band
The Brass Funkeys
Drawing on the New Orleans tradition, this 8-piece London-based Brass Band brings together some of London’s most talented musicians in an eclectic live show bursting at the seams with infectious energy. The band have played both across Europe and in the UK at major festivals including Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bestival and last year supported Dr John, the Hot 8 Brass Band and The Dirty Dozen on their UK tours
To book or for more information, contact Sara Boothby on: 07392 868 662 or 01244 343 888 or email email@example.com