Michel Legrand returns to the Royal Festival Hall with The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra And Special Guests this September
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MICHEL LEGRAND WITH THE RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA AND SPECIAL GUESTS
Legendary French film and jazz composer, Michel Legrand returns to the Royal Festival Hall for an exclusive one off concert on September 20th 2019
Legrand will be joined on stage by Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and special guests
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday 16th January at 10am via the Southbank Centre box office, HERE
Following an unforgettable sold out concert with the RPO in 2018, legendary French film and jazz composer Michel Legrand returns to the Royal Festival Hall for a one off exclusive evening of the 20th century’s most memorable music, accompanied by the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and very special guests who will be announced soon.
A unique concert rooted in Legrand’s seminal 1999 Big Band jazz album, as well as his magical film scores, the Miles Davis collaborator, three-time Oscar winner and five-time Grammy Award-winning composer will perform classics including Dingo Rock, The Windmills of Your Mind, Ray Blues, Summer of 42, Images and many more. Special guest vocalists will be announced in due course.
Michel Legrand’s association with Ronnie Scott’s goes back many years, frequently appearing at the club with his renowned trio. The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra’s relationship with Legrand was cemented in 2017 during a 4-day residency at Ronnie Scott’s which was an immediate sell-out and garnered rave reviews.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday 16th January 2019 for this exclusive concert which will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on September 20th at 7.30pm.
WITH THE RONNIE SCOTT’S JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Royal Festival Hall
London SE1 8XX
September 20TH at 7.30PM
020 3879 9555
Prices £15 - £70
It is impossible to say everything there is to say about Michel Legrand in just a few lines – to describe his love of jazz, his historic sessions with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Phil Woods or Stéphane Grapelli, his meetings with the big names in classical music (Kiri Te Kanawa, Jessye Norman, Maurice André) or easy listening (Yves Montand, Barbra Streisand, Charles Aznavour). In any case, Legrand has succeeded in meeting one singular challenge – that of living several lives in one lifetime.
Beginning his meteoric rise to fame as accompanist to Maurice Chevalier, Legrand went on to be at the forefront of the French New Wave, collaborating with Jean-Luc Goddard and Jacques Demy, with whom he invented a new genre of film music. Tearing down the barriers between jazz, classical music and easy listening, he is at home in any musical situation.
His worldwide reputation was cemented with ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’ from The Thomas Crown Affair, and no other European composer has a filmography that includes Orson Welles, Marcel Carné, Clint Eastwood, Norman Jewison, Louis Malle, Andrzej Wajda, Richard Lester, and Claude Lelouch, to name just a few.
His songs have been sung by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Liza Minnelli, Kiri Te Kanawa, Yves Montand, Charles Aznavour and Barbara Streisand.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club
This Soho institution has become one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs and the ultimate must-visit venue for jazz fans. Established in 1959 by saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Pete King, the club opened its doors in a small basement at 39 Gerrard Street in London’s West End. It was the place where local musicians could jam and showcased the best of British jazz talent as well as introducing many top American and international jazz artists to British jazz fans later on.
In the summer of 1965, the club moved to its current home at 47 Frith Street and there it remains to this day. Since the early days of Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Miles Davis, the club continues to present the biggest names in jazz as well as supporting and presenting hotly-tipped rising stars and visionary new taste-makers. Recent artists to play at the club have included Chick Corea, Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Georgie Fame and Billy Cobham as well as up-and-coming musicians such as Nubya Garcia, Keyon Harrold and Moses Boyd. The club celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019.
The club also has a charity, The Ronnie Scott’s Charitable Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the support of jazz and music education in the U.K and beyond. The charity’s aim is to ensure that music education is accessible to every child and young person, especially those who are under-privileged, by raising and distributing funds, and gifting musical instruments to organisations that create and develop youth music educational programmes.
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is extremely proud to continue its relationship with the legendary Michel Legrand here presenting his greatest works with the equally masterful Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.
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