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Drummers At Ronnie Scott’s This Winter - Richard Spaven/Jaimeo Brown/Louis Hayes/Brian Blade

Monday 19th December


As part of a triple-bill at Ronnie Scott’s five day Pop-Up Residency at the Jazz Café, London


A very special evening  with Ronnie Scott’s presenting three of the UK’s most forward thinking acts representing a new generation of jazz musicians including young British drum star, Richard Spaven.

Spaven has supplied the drums for many artists on stage and in the studio including José James, Flying Lotus, The Cinematic Orchestra, Snarky Puppy, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Mark de Clive Lowe, 4Hero and Gregory Porter to name but a few. Bridging the gap between jazz and electronica, Spaven’s 2010 debut  turned heads both with the jazz community and DJ fraternity while his  edgy broken style is rich and genre defying on his follow-up, ‘Whole Other .  Joining him tonight will be bassist Rob Mullarkey and guitarist Stuart McCallum.


Tickets: £15

Wednesday 11th January – Thurs 12th January


Drummer Jaimeo Brown (pronounced jah-mayo) deftly weaves together the acoustic and the digital, connecting jazz and classic blues with contemporary rock, hip-hop and electronic music in his affecting, powerful Transcendence project.  Transcendence is the product of a long-time collaboration with co-producer/guitarist Chris Sholar (who won a GRAMMY® Award for his work on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne). Both emerging from a generation that appreciates the jazz in hip-hop, the artists with whom this duo has collaborated with speaks for itself. Brown, as drummer, has sat behind the skins for Stevie Wonder, Q-Tip, Carl Craig, Kenny Garrett, Geri Allen, and Bobby Hutcherson, among others. Sholar’s work as guitarist and producer has spanned the likes of Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, A Tribe Called Quest, Robert Glasper, D''Angelo, Common, Dr. Dre and more. 

For these two shows, Brown performs music from Work Songs , the second instalment on the Jaimeo Brown Transcendence series.  Resonating withechoes of protest and rhythms of a call to freedom; born of oppression and sung in conditions of hardship, the music is visceral but inherently uplifting. Joining Brown and Sholar is Jaleel Shaw alto sax

Doors: 6pm / Tickets: £25.00-£42.50

Wednesday 8th February – Thursday 9th February


One of the jazz world’s most celebrated drummers, Louis Hayes was an original member of Julian “Cannonball" Adderley''s Quintet.  Born in  1937 in Detroit Michigan, he was always surrounded by music, actually first starting with the piano before his father gave him a set of drums at age 10. Developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950''s with the likes of Yusef Lateef, Kenny Burrell, Doug Watkins and others, Louis found himself at the tender age of 18 in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet.
His current endeavors primarily involve the leadership of The Cannonball Legacy Band, which pays tribute to the gifted art form of that heritage and The Jazz Communicators which is Louis'' desire to continue bringing exciting music to audiences around the world.   For these shows, Hayes leads his outstanding band featuring star trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, himself a firm favourite at the club.

Louis Hayes drums, Jeremy Pelt trumpet, Danny Grissett piano & Dezron Douglas bass

Doors 6.00pm / Tickets £25.00-£42.50

Sunday 5th March 2017 - Monday 6th March


As part of the Wolfgang Muthspiel Qnt 

American drummer, Brian Blade  began his musical career listening to the music of Coltrane, Parker, Davis, Blakey, Monk  and of course Elvin Jones.  Since his time as a young teen playing drums at school, Blade has gone on to perform with some of the greatest names in jazz, while his explosive, passionate style can be heard on dozens of the most highly regarded albums of our time.  His “amazing drumming on Wayne Shorter’s Beyond The Sound Barrier shows him to be ferocious, quick-witted, pliant, and always reacting” says Modern Drummer.  In addition, he has recorded with Bill Frisell, John Patitucci, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garret and Charlie Haden to name a few while his more groove-based work has seen him work with the likes of Daniel Lanois, Joni Mitchel, Marianne Faithfull and Bob Dylan. 

In 1997, Blade formed his own group, The Fellowship Band who have released four highly acclaimed recordings, yet for these shows, he appears as part of the  Wolfgang Muthspiel Qnt (alongside Muthspiel (gtr)Ambrose Akinmusire (sax), Gwilym Simcock (piano) and Scott Colley bass) with whom he has recorded four albums.

Doors 6.30pm / Tickets £25.00 - £42.50

Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, Soho, W1

Reservations: 020 7439 0747


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