The stage will be bigger, too. Managing Director of Ronnie Scott’s, Simon Cooke, said: 'We are transporting the club, for one night only, into the slightly larger Royal Albert Hall but have every intention of recreating the unique atmosphere we have here in Frith Street. It’s wonderful that so many artists have asked to appear at the show and is indicative of the affection and importance the club holds in London and across the world.’
So far, the list of confirmed performers reads like a 'who's who' of contemporary jazz music.
Van Morrison will create a marvellous night for a moondance, as the two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter draws from a vast selection of hits including 'Brown Eyed Girl', 'Jackie Willson Said (I'm in Heaven with you)' and 'Moondance'. With career that goes back to the 1950s, the Northern Irish musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer captures a whole era of jazz music.
Magnificent vocals will come courtesy of esteemed American soul and jazz singer Madeline Bell and Irish multi-instrumentalist Imelda May.
British jazz bigwig and founder of The Jazz Warriors band Courtney Pine and 14-time winner of the Downbeat Critics Poll Kurt Elling are both regulars on the Ronnie Scott's stage, who bring their considerable talents to the gala concerts.
Other highlights include: Pee Wee Ellis, saxophonist and the composer behind James Brown's distinctive sound; Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, best known for mega hits 'Get Away' and 'Yeh, Yeh'; pianist and vocalist Liane Carroll; and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra and All Stars band will both bring some Soho spirit to South Kensington.
The story and rich history of the jazz club will play out through the night, with background anecdotes punctuating the performers. So whether you're a jazz aficionado, or just a casual fan, this starry birthday party promises to have everyone bopping along.
Tickets for A Night at Ronnie Scott's concert at The Royal Albert Hall go on sale on Friday 7th June at 10am (and are likely to sell out swiftly!)
|What||A Night at Ronnie Scott's Gala Concert, Royal Albert Hall|
|Where||Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP | MAP|
On 30 Oct 19, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|