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For one night only this October, the Royal Albert Hall will resemble the world’s most famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s. This show will feature cabaret tables in the centre of the room and some of the world’s greatest jazz artists up on the stage. Join a world-class line-up as they come together to celebrate the diamond anniversary of this iconic musical institution!
King of the brat pack US singers. A contemporary Mark Murphy with a unique style.
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World famous saxophonist fusing hip-hop jazz and groove; one of the most exciting and talented performers around. Credited with transforming the face of contemporary British Jazz, Courtney Pine is revered across the world for his innovative style and love of playing live. 'The UK's most important jazz instrumentalist' (The Observer) 'He's taking jazz to another level' (BBC Music Magazine).
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Newark-born gospel singer who sprang into prominence in '70s group Blue Mink and has been building on her reputation ever since. In 1999, Madeline Bell was presented with an award by The International Alliance For Women In Music for her significant contribution to the music industry.
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One of Ireland's most celebrated female artists, Imelda May takes you on a twistin' ride influenced by the likes of Wanda Jackson, Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, but all delivered with Imelda's own unique voice and lyrics. Her stompin' anthems 'Johnny Got A Boom Boom', 'Psycho' and 'Inside Out' all sounded like 1950s classics. However, the modern queen of Rockabilly has since broadened her sound, now taking in elements of blues, rock, soul, gospel and jazz.
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Over the past 25 years, Nigel Kennedy has become known as one of the world's leading violin virtuosos. His accomplished technique and unique talent have made him a star in the classical world, while his sense of humour and relaxed attitude have made him a popular figure amongst wider audiences.
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British trumpet maestro whose music is notable for its grace and invention. His original compositions confirm that he's a witty composer as well as a polished musical mind. As a sideman he has played with many major musicians, including Georgie Fame, Mike Westbrook, Frank Sinatra, Chris Hunter, Mike Oldfield, and Cleo Laine.
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Liane Carroll is one of the hottest singers on the UK jazz scene. Double BBC jazz-award winner, she has also won Best emale Jazz Vocalist at the first Ronnie Scotts Jazz Awards, presented by Tony Bennett and Michael Parkinson, and she made a head-line appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. Featuring bassist Roger Carey. 'Swinging like Hell one minute, brutally expressive and heart-breakingly tender the next... Utterly brilliant' (Time Out) 'Smooth jazz raised to a high art' (The Independent on Sunday) '... a whole new dimension of her talent stands revealed’ (The Observer).
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Ian Shaw's career in performance began unusually for a jazz musician on the Alternative Cabaret Circuit, alongside such performers as Julian Clary, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand. Shaw was spotted by Dave Illic, jazz critic for City Limits and was described as 'the voice of the decade'. He has since gone on to win Best Jazz Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2004 and 2007, and has amassed a number of highly acclaimed albums. A popular performer both in the UK and internationally, Ian Shaw is an incredibly colourful character and has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists. 'A high-class performance of timelessly high-class songs' (The Guardian) 'Praised far and wide as the single greatest male jazz vocalist Britain has to offer' (Jazz Times). Photo: Tim Francis
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Natalie is an exceptional live performer and has toured extensively, thrilling audiences and critics alike in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Nepal, the Middle East, Europe. She supported US r'n'b legend Joe on his 2004 national UK tour, and in 2003 also sold-out the Jazz Cafe in Camden. She appeared live on MTV's baselounge and has performed alongside Lemar, Sunshine Anderson and City High. Born and raised in Berlin to a Hungarian mother and British father, Natalie realised her love for music, in particular jazz, at the age of 15. Her early influences included singers Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Aretha Franklin and she has been featured alongside the likes of Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan and Guy Barker. She is a regular performer at London's legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where she hosts a monthly night, and is even more regularly seen supporting the international artists who visit.
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Sharing the stage and recording with Snarky Puppy plus live sessions with JazzFM are stepping stones on the ongoing journey of soulful, jazz influenced, singer-songwriter Judi Jackson as she emerges as a truly noteworthy talent to follow closely.
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Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
The legendary keyboardist/vocalist with his much loved blend of jazz and rhythm & blues. Georgie Fame has enjoyed a varied career, criss-crossing the musical boundaries of pop, rock'n'roll, jazz, rhythm & blues and swing.
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Northern Ireland's very own prodigal son with a unique combination of compositional ability and raw vocal talents. Equal parts blue-eyed soul shouter and wild-eyed poet-sorcerer, eccentric 'Van the Man' has steadily enchanted more and more fans throughout his prolific career.
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Pee Wee Ellis
One of the most outstanding musicians and arrangers of the last 30 years and has worked with everyone from James Brown to Van Morrison. Using tenor saxophone as his principal musical voice, Pee Wee's distinguished career has embraced some of the most important musical movements of recent decades, from jazz to funk, via blues, gospel and a touch of rock.
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Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra
Comprised of some of the greatest talents on the UK jazz scene, fronted by musical director and award winning band leader Pete Long.
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Ronnie Scott's All Stars
Ronnie Scott's All Stars combine classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott's since its opening in 1959, such as Count Basie and Miles Davis. 'Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they're a joy to listen to’ (The Observer).
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Royal Albert Hall
- Kensington Gore
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