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London Jazz Festival Live Show

Jez Nelson presents a special programme from Ronnie Scott's jazz club in Soho on the opening night of the 2009 London Jazz Festival. With exclusive performances from some of the most sought-after acts at the festival, the line-up illustrates the diversity and value of both established and new artists on the current scene.

Veteran vibraphone master Bobby Hutcherson performs with his quartet, dishing up his signature soulful sound, while Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Kurt Elling performs with his pianist. Plus music from experimental Sardinian guitarist Paolo Angeli and British band Empirical demonstrating their combination of classic and contemporary jazz.

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For more information on the paintings created by Gina Southgate during the performances live at Ronnie Scott's, please contact her on ginasouthgate@yahoo.co.uk

Empirical perform at Ronnie Scott's

Nathaniel Facey (alto saxophone)
Lewis Wright (vibes)
Tom Farmer (double bass)
Shaney Forbes (drums)

Empirical perform on Saturday 21st November 2009 at The Forge in Camden as part of the London Jazz Festival

Empirical's album Out 'n' In is available on Naim jazz

Tomasz Stanko Quartet recorded for Jazz on 3 on 19th December 2005 at the Barbican during the London Jazz Festival

Tomasz Stanko (trumpet)
Marcin Wasilewski (piano)
Slawomir Kurkiewicz (double bass)
Michal Miskiewica (drums)

Title: Sweet Thing
Composer: Tomasz Stanko

Tomasz Stanko plays with his new quintet on Saturday 14th November 2009 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival.

This concert is broadcast on Jazz On 3 on Monday 16th November 2009 from 11.15pm

Tomasz Stanko's album 'Dark Eyes' is out on ECM

Interview with Bobby Hutcherson live at Ronnie Scott's

Bobby Hutcherson Quartet perform live at Ronnie Scott's

Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone)
Joe Gilman (piano)
Glenn Richman (bass)
Eddie Marshall (drums)

Bobby Hutcherson's new album Wise One is out on Kind of Blue

Carla Bley's Lost Chords recorded for Jazz on 3 on 19th November 2004 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall during the London Jazz Festival

Carla Bley (piano)
Steve Swallow (bass)
Andy Sheppard (saxophone)
Billy Drummond (drums)

Title: Mister Misterioso
Composer: Carla Bley

Carla Bley and the Lost Chords play at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Tuesday 17th November 2009 as part of the London Jazz Festival

This concert is broadcast on Jazz on 3 on Monday 23rd November 2009 from 11.15pm

Paolo Angeli performs live at Ronnie Scott's

Paolo plays at the Vortex on Saturday 14th November 2009 as part of the London Jazz Festival

Pre-recorded interview with Sonny Rollins

CD track:
Artist: Sonny Rollins (saxophone), Stan Tracey (piano), Rick Laird (bass), Ronnie Stephenson (drums)
Track Title: St Thomas
Composer: Sonny Rollins
Album Title: Sonny Rollins live in London
Label: Harkit
Released: 2006

Kurt Elling and Lawrence Hobgood perform live at Ronnie Scott's

Kurt Elling (vocals)
Lawrence Hobgood (piano)

Kurt Elling perform on Saturday 14th November 2009 at the Pizza Express Jazz Club as part of the London Jazz Festival

Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music of Coltrane and Hartman is out on Concord
Lawrence Hobgood's album When The Heart Dances is out on Naim and features Kurt Elling and Charlie Haden

CD Tracks:

Artist: Helge Lien Trio (Helge Lien - piano, Frode Berg - bass, Knut Aalefjaer - drums)
Track Title: Halla Troll
Composer: Helge Lien
Album Title: Hello Troll
Label: Ozella
Released: 2008

The Helge Lien Trio perform on Friday 20th November 2009 at the Pizza Express Jazz Club as part of the London Jazz Festival

This concert is broadcast on Jazz on 3 on Monday 7th December from 11.15pm

Artist: John Surman (baritone sax), Drew Grass (bass), John Abercrombie (guitar), Jack DeJohnette (drums)
Track Title: Brewster's Rooster
Composer: John Surman
Album Title: Brewster's Rooster
Label: ECM
Released: 2009

John Surman's ensemble perform on Wednesday 18th November as part of the London Jazz Festival

Ted Daniel and Michael Marcus perform live at Ronnie Scott's

Ted Daniel (trumpet)
Michael Marcus (reeds)

For details of Radio 3's coverage of the London Jazz Festival go to:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/jazz/londonjazzfestival/2009/.

Release date:

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Fri 13 Nov 2009 22:30

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