New jazz talent, big bands and award winners set for Ronnie Scott’s weekly Live Stream programme

Mike Flynn
Monday, February 15, 2021

Ronnie Scott’s opens its virtual doors three nights a week for the next three months with a strong programme of emerging and established UK jazz names

Emilia Mårtensson
Emilia Mårtensson

With venues unlikely to reopen for some time yet, Ronnie Scott’s has announced a thrice weekly programme of high-calibre livestreamed gigs at 8pm every Sunday, Monday and Thursday from mid-February onward. Among the many highlights are a whole host of leading UK names including award-winners Xhosa Cole, Alice Zawadzki and Emilia Mårtensson (pictured top), while the National Youth Jazz Orchestra backs several rising stars including guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor and keyboardist Roella Oloro, while other large ensembles featured include Denny Ilett’s Electric Lady Big Band and Big Band Metheny. The gigs will all be streamed for free via the club’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, with viewers encouraged to donate via by “buying a Ronnie’s Scotch” on the site for the musicians so the club can support the artists.

Manager Fred Nash says “While the club doors are still closed, we’re finding new ways to keep the music playing! We have plenty of live music on offer, with a broad cross-section of vibrant UK jazz talent. The only difference is that it can now be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home, with refreshments served from your very own kitchen. So, please follow our social channels, check out the menu, donate what you can, then sit back and wait for delivery – at 8pm every Sunday, Monday and Thursday.”

Dates are: Emilia Mårtensson (15 Feb), James Beckwith Band (18 Feb), Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra (21 Feb), Shri feat. Dennis Rollins (22 Feb), Charlie Stacey (25 Feb), Classical Kicks presents A Music Trip from Bluegrass to Brian Wilson (28 Feb), Resolution 88 (1 Mar), Ian Shaw sings the songs of Joni Mitchell and David Bowie (4 Mar), Denny Ilett’s Electric Lady Big Band (7 Mar), International Women’s Day – (artist TBC) (8 Mar), Emily Francis Trio (11 Mar), NYJO Presents… Helena Debono (14 Mar), Xhosa Cole (15 Mar), Heidi Vogel celebrates Sarah Vaughan – The Brazilian Albums (18 Mar), Big Band Metheny (21 Mar), Ross Stanley presents Time Is of the Essence – A Tribute to Michael Brecker (22 Mar), Jackson Mathod (25 Mar), NYJO Presents… Rosie Frater-Taylor (28 Mar), Imaani (29 Mar), Joe Downard Quartet feat. Alex Hitchcock, Noah Stoneman and Jason Brown (1 Apr), Pasadena Roof Orchestra (4 Apr), Alice Zawadzki (5 Apr), W3 Funk Sessions (8 Apr), NYJO Presents… Roella Oloro (11 Apr), The Scientists (12 Apr), Matt Ford sings ‘Intimate Sinatra’ (15 Apr), NYJO Presents… Karen Shiraishi (18 Apr), Rachael Cohen presents Dynamic Duo: the musical partnership of Lee Morgan and Jackie McLean (19 Apr) Ife Ogunjobi (22 Apr), Anthony Kerr The Art Of The Vibes - 20th Century Jazz from the Vibraphone Viewpoint (25 Apr), Dominic Canning presents Doom Cannon (26 Apr) and the Julian Siegel Quartet (29 Apr).


All Ronnie's Live Streams are available to watch on their YouTube Channel - see the video below and for full details visit


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