Ronnie Scott’s is a famous jazz club in London that has been an undeniable staple and spearhead of jazz in the city since its inception in 1959. Decades on, the beloved jazz club continues to entertain and shape London’s jazz scene, featuring some of the most legendary names in the industry. Also forward-thinking and inclusive, Ronnie Scott’s host occasional workshop for young musicians, Sunday jazz lunches for those who love fusing music and dining, and offer membership opportunities for the ultra committed jazz lovers in town.
This year, Ronnie Scott’s is announcing itself as a go-to destination for a summer evening by launching a pop-up jazz club which will transport guests back to 1959, the year Ronnie Scott’s launched in London. Running for just two weeks, the pop-up jazz club ‘The Old Place’, hosted at Gerry’s club on Soho’s Dean Street, will celebrate Ronnie Scott’s 60th anniversary by looking back at its beginnings and giving guests an immersive idea of what it was like when it first opened. Gerry’s club will be transformed into a realistic replica of Ronnie Scott’s, complete with authentic interiors such as art and photographs that would’ve once hung on the walls, and flat boards too. Using audio memories and music from past performers, guests will be further immersed into the world of Ronnie Scott’s in 1959.
The live music line up is unsurprisingly impressive, hosting world class jazz musicians paying homage to some of the genre’s most famous names such as Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Stan Tracey and John Coltrane. There’ll also be performances by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars and VIP guests. Other highlights include The Ronnie Scott’s Club Quartet, Clark Tracey (son of Stan Tracey), James Pearson, Dizzy Gillespie and Mark Kuvama to name a few.
August 19 – 31
Ronnie Scott’s The Old Place, 52 Dean Street, London W1D 5BJ
Book tickets at ronniescotts.co.uk