Herne Bay Jazz Festival 2024: Ronnie Scott’s All Stars / Emma Rawicz Sextet

🎷 The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Celebrate “The Great American Songbook” – from Broadway to Soho / Emma Rawicz Sextet
Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the stage to explore the music of ‘The Great American Songbook’.

Date: Saturday, 17th August
Venue: Kings Hall
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Main Show: 7:30 PM

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The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, guide you through a selection of the most important and influential American popular music and jazz standards from the early 20th century which went on to form  ‘The Great American Songbook’, as well as celebrating some of the jazz greats who performed its music at Ronnie Scott’s over the years.

The songs that originally came from the Broadway stage have long since become what musicians affectionately refer to as  ‘standards’ and over its history, jazz performers have taken these popular songs and added their unique spin on them. The songs of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Rogers and Hart, Duke Ellington just to name a few. This evening has been created especially for the festival. With a combination of narration, archive footage and world-class jazz this is a musical journey that celebrates these great songs, and some of the iconic performers who played at the club- such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson and Nina Simone.

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars have travelled the globe performing jazz and telling the story of Ronnie Scott’s club and have worked with many great performers including Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Imelda May, Jeff beck and Van Morrison.  The band comprises of vocalist Natalie Williams and saxophonist Alex Garnett- who is the custodian of Ronnie Scott’s first saxophone, Chris Higginbottom on drums and Sam Burgess on bass and completing the line-up is the club’s Artistic Director James Pearson on piano.


Emma Rawicz Sextet

“An astonishing talent” – Jazzwise

Emma Rawicz is a young saxophonist, bandleader and composer with an astonishing musical maturity. At just 22 years of age, Rawicz has achieved a huge amount, including the release of two critically acclaimed albums “Incantation” and “Chroma”, extensive headline tours across 15 countries, appearances in high profile festivals and venues including concerts featuring as a soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and with the German SWR Radio Big Band at a sold out Berlin Philharmonie.  She was the youngest ever Artist in Residence at Cambridge Jazz Festival and has received a number of awards and nominations recognising her achievements.

June 2024 will see Rawicz finish her studies at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music. Alongside her studies she has developed a remarkably broad range of projects: from her regularly touring quartet featuring stars of the UK jazz scene, to duo concerts with acclaimed pianist Gwilym Simcock, through to her 20-piece Jazz Orchestra which has already performed her exciting original music at important London venues.


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