Ronnie Scotts All Stars

Friday 21 Oct - Saturday 22 Oct - 2016

1959: The Year That Shaped Jazz

It has been dubbed ‘the greatest year in Jazz’ and there was definitely something in the air in 1959 …  Castro came to power in Cuba, Buddy Holly died in a plane crash, Pan Am started regular flights around the world and NASA sent 7 astronauts into space.

From Miles Davis’ ‘A Kind of Blue’, Charles Mingus’ ‘Mingus Ah Um’ and Ornette Coleman’s  ‘The Shape of Jazz To Come’ through to John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’ and The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s ‘Time Out’ – 1959 saw the recording and release of perhaps the most influential jazz albums of all time, which would go on to change the face of jazz forever.
The same year also saw the founding of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – the cornerstone of the UK Jazz Scene –  and it is the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars who take you on a guided musical tour of 1959: The Year That Changed Jazz.

‘Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to’ The Observer