Ronnie Scott's Club Quintet presents 1959 The Year That Shaped Jazz'Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, W1D 4HT, [Venue Details]
James Pearson leads the Ronnie Scott's All Stars by presenting a selection of inspired originals from their new album ‘1959 The Year That Shaped Jazz’ alongside some classic jazz tracks from the iconic albums of that year, which of course is the year that Ronnie Scott’s was founded.
It has been named jazz’s greatest year and there was definitely something in the air in 1959 and it wasn’t only NASA: Castro took over Cuba, Buddy Holly died in a plane crash, Pan Am started regular flights around the world and NASA sent 7 astronauts into space.
Ronnie Scott’s, the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene was founded in 1959. The idea of opening a jazz club along the lines of the intimate and bustling venues of New York’s 52nd Street was hatched by two ardent jazz fans who happened to be very much part of a burgeoning modern jazz movement of the late fifties.
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