Concert Reviews

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...

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...