Jazz enthusiasts will enjoy an evening of world class live music and delving into the archives when the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars return to Theatre Royal Winchester to celebrate The Ronnie Scott’s Story on Thursday 21 September.
Direct from the world-famous jazz club, in London’s Soho, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars will present a brand-new programme of music with narration and rare archive photos and video footage that tell the story of the dive bars and jazz joints of the district, the desperate hand-to-mouth finances of the early years and the frequent police raids. The audience is taken on a journey to life at Ronnie’s by way of the tales of the club’s past visitors from pop and film stars, politicians, comedians, royalty and musicians.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – based in the capital’s entertainment district – was opened in 1959 and has played host to some of the greatest names in music including Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis. Nowadays, the upstairs bar presents a range of New Orleans fused singers and pianists, jazz n samba sets, soul and funk, plus a talent night.
Combining classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at the club over it’s 60+ year history, plus tales of old Soho, this is a unique event celebrating one of the world’s most famous jazz venues, it’s music and history.
The show, first and foremost, is a music concert with the music augmented with stories and anecdotes of the club’s history. Archive images projected form a backdrop to the music and storytelling – narration from the band members taking place between musical numbers.
It is presented in partnership with Winchester Jazz Festival.
Ronnie Scott’s All Stars: The Ronnie Scott’s Story will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 21 September at 7.30pm. For more information or to book tickets visit theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call 01962 840 440.