Ronnie's new year

Harold MabernAmong the highlights at the ever strongly programmed Ronnie Scott’s in the new year are the Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart Trio (9-10 January), Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring Quintet feat Harold Mabern (pictured) "In The Spirit Of Coltrane & Cannonball" (14-15), Manu Katché (21-23), Matthew Halsall + Zara MacFarlane (24), Milton Nascimento (25-26), Michel Legrand (28-30) and Lonnie Liston Smith And The Cosmic Echoes (31 Jan-2 Feb).

In February the club welcomes Dizzy Gillespie’s Afro Cuban Experience Featuring Machito Jnr (8-9), Cedar Walton (12-13), Brandon Allen All-Star Sextet feat. Mark Nightingale & Nigel Hitchcock (16), The Marc Johnson Trio Featuring Eliane Elias (17), Billy Cobham Band "Tales From The Skeleton Coast" (18-23), Soweto Kinch "The Legend Of Mike Smith" (25-26) and Arturo Sandoval (27 Feb-2 Mar).

As spring blooms, Kurt Elling appears at the club, 15-20 April.

More details at, tel 020 7439 0747.

Percussionist and bandleader Manu Katché is profiled in the January 2013 edition of Jazz Journal.

Photo: Alan Nahigian

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