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    Posted: 28 Jul 2020 at 10:06am

The world-renowned Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club is set to reopen on August 1st 2020

 

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club will throw open its doors for the first time in 137 days having been closed due to the global Corona Virus pandemic.

When will Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club reopen?

Embracing the recent government announcement that indoor live music venues can reopen from August 1st, the world-famous jazz venue announced its first set of performances.

The Soho-based club will open with a reduced capacity of 50% and with strict social distancing measures in place. Modelled on the heady jazz joints of yesteryear and blessed with a warm, intimate setting and a unique seating layout, Ronnie Scott’s is able to observe distancing guidelines without losing any of its cosy atmosphere.

The move comes after careful consideration and a poll amongst the club’s members. As testament to their loyalty and the appetite to return to live music, tickets flew out when offered to members ahead of general release.

Ronnie Scott’s will also join its Soho neighbours in the already buzzing vibe providing seated tables outside providing champagne & burgers.

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, the last act to play before the closure, will open the club on August 1st. Featuring vocal sensation, Natalie Williams and the club’s Musical Director, James Pearson, the band present the ‘The Soho Songbook’; classic music from the jazz greats. Other confirmed artists include one of the UK’s top jazz vocalists, the charismatic Liane Carroll, singer-songwriter and Sam Smith-collaborator Reuben James. Jazz vocalist and ex -Puppuni Sister, Emma Smith plays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and young lion, Mark Kavuma, a prominent trumpet player on the British jazz scene.

Simon Cooke, managing Director of Ronnie Scott’s said, "It’s great to be back doing what we do, we have been looking on enviously whilst restaurants have reopened, especially as the club is laid out like a restaurant. We have been planning the relaunch for some time so as soon as we got the green light for live performance we moved into action. Our unique structure of seating lends itself to distancing, some may say the added space is an improvement! Safety of our customers, staff and artists is of paramount importance so there will be protocols for the customers, the staff and the musicians."

“It’s been reported that social distancing measures could be financially ruinous for many other music venues to open, but it would be financially ruinous for us not to!”

Although this is positive news for the club, many venues are still unable to open due to the social distancing measures. Make sure to find out how you can support the music community here.

Until you're able to return to the club, make sure to catchup on our series of special (unreleased) performances from the venue - 'Live at Ronnie Scott's'

Ashley Henry, George Benson and Fred Wesley - photos taken by Carl HydeAshley Henry, George Benson and Fred Wesley - photos taken by Carl Hyde
Ashley Henry, George Benson and Fred Wesley - photos taken by Carl Hyde

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club - August Lineup:

Sat 1 August The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars perform the Soho Songbook

Sun 2 August (lunch) James Pearson Trio - 100 years of Jazz Piano

Sun 2 August (evening) The Ronnie Scott’s Allstars perform the Soho Songbook

Mon 3 August Pete Long & Simon Spillet play Jazz Couriers

Tues 4 August Mark Kavuma Milestones and more

Weds 5 August Reuben James trio

Thurs 6 August Emma Smith/Jamie Safir and friends - Portrait of Ella

Fri 7 August Liane Carroll Trio

Sat 8 August Liane Carroll Trio

Sun 9 Aug (evening) The Ronnie Scott’s Blues Band

from https://planetradio.co.uk



Edited by snobb - 28 Jul 2020 at 10:07am
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