Concert Reviews

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...

Ben Sidran live at Ronnie Scotts – Jazz, poetry and existentialism

This review is a re-write, and this is not because I was lost for words, but because technology failed me (yet again), in fact it has done so a few times this year! ...

“Nighthawks” – the album launch at Kansas Smitty’s Bar – London East End

“A good review: for it to be good and constructive, it has to have some negative words in it…”. This is NOT a quote of mine, but nevertheless a quote from a fellow writer...

Monk Misterioso – a journey into the silence of Thelonious Monk

Magical gig by Filomena Campus et al – the perfect conclusion to the EFG London Jazz Festival Another busy and packed EFG London Jazz Festival has concluded. One of the sold...