Concert Reviews

Gig Review | Lee Ritenour live at Ronnie Scott’s London

With a musical career spanning over 40 years, Lee Ritenour held a full 5 day schedule at the epic Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London last week. Attending on the first night, the...

Ghent Jazz Festival: Successful mix of Jazz and Pop

Ghent Jazz Festival 2018 attracted 32,000 visitors, and it continues to grow. This is roughly equivalent to the number of enthusiasts who visited the famous 13th century Abbey...

Gig Review: Keyon Harrold, jazz trumpeter par excellence play’s Ronnie Scott’s

The heart and soul of Keyon Harrold, jazz trumpeter par excellence and political activist, spill on the Ronnie Scott’s stage with great passion. At the time of writing, Keyon...

The Feline Touch – Nubya Garcia at Ronnie Scott’s

Softly, just like a cat, Nubya Garcia stepped on the Ronnie Scott’s stage recently, infusing an already expectant room with a touch of magic. I am a great fan of the saxophone...

Gig Review | Pat Martino Trio at Ronnie Scott’s

The truest gentleman of the jazz guitar. When I attended Pat Martino’s gig a few years ago at Ronnies, I also had the pleasure to interview him.  After watching his performance...

Aubrey Logan – Super tones, cartwheels and some fun, too.

I have to confess I was not aware of Aubrey Logan a few months ago, but whilst looking at the forthcoming Ronnie Scott’s schedule, her gig write-up attracted my attention for a...

Steve Gadd Band review – LIVE at Ronnie Scott’s

After having had the honour and pleasure of interviewing the mighty Steve Gadd, I was invited to attend one of his shows at Ronnie Scotts. This is not a review. I am in no...

Laurens Patzlaff Concert review by Sammy Stein in Quito, Ecuador

  Last night at La Casa de la Musica in Quito, Ecuador, something very rare happened.  A German pianist named Laurens Patzlaff, influenced so we were told by Oscar Peterson...

Gig Review |Courtney Pine & Omar live @ Ronnie Scott’s

    Technically perfect and creatively… just brilliant! So to end the month of February, Ronnie Scott’s gave us two dates with the mighty Courtney Pine accompanied...

Ola Onabule – Pizza Express London gig review by Fiona Ross

Editor’s note: Recently returning from a packed out performance at The Chichester Festival Theatre. Ola Onabule performed two sold out concerts at Pizza Express in...

Nigel Kennedy – The unparalleled jazz virtuoso

Violin virtuoso and composer Nigel Kennedy played George Gershwin and more at Ronnie Scott’s in London last week amid a standing ovations furore and utter delight from the...