Fresh from a recent sell-out anniversary gala at London’s Royal Albert Hall, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the road to celebrate 60 years of one of the world’s most iconic music venues.
The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars presents The Ronnie Scott’s Story: 60th Anniversary Concert at Crewe Lyceum Theatre on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm.
On 30 October 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s West End where local musicians could jam.
Six decades on this world famous music venue continues to present the biggest names in jazz as being one of the first places to catch hotly-tipped rising stars, visionary artists and the next big thing.
Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz alongside rare archive photos and video footage, the show will take the audience on a guided, musical tour of this music institution.
Set amongst the dive bars and jazz jook joints of London’s Soho, hear about the desperate hand-to-mouth finances of the early years and the club’s frequent police raids.
Hear how Ronnie’s became neutral ground within rife gang territory and their scrapes with gangsters including the Krays who were rumoured to have taken Ronnie and business partner Pete King ‘for a little drive’.
Life at Ronnie’s is evocatively re-imagined through tales of the club’s past visitors – from pop stars, film stars and politicians to comedians and royalty – but above all, the musicians who have played there.
“Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to” – The Observer
“Full-on brilliance” – The Guardian
Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan.
The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars presents The Ronnie Scott’s Story: 60th Anniversary Concert on Wednesday 27th November at 7.30pm.
For tickets contact the Box Office on 01270 368 242 or go to www.crewelyceum.co.uk.