Fletch favours fusion at Ronnie's late spot

Drummer Mark Fletcher and his band Fletch's Brew signal a departure on the London club scene by focusing on high quality jazz fusion from the pads of Mike Brecker, Pat Metheny and Weather Report

The Late, Late Show at Ronnie Scott's this February features a packed line-up, including drummer Mark Fletcher, tenor saxophonist Brandon Allen and trumpeter Jay Phelps.

For those burning the midnight oil, the Late, Late Show offers nightly "after-show" music, showcasing established and upcoming jazzers as well as Ronnie Scott's own All Stars. From Monday to Thursday doors open 11pm to 3am, and from 12.45am to 3am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Mark Fletcher (pictured) is joined by Freddie Gavita on trumpet and Carl Orr on guitar for his "Fletch's Brew" on 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 February, with guest appearances from London session musicians and members of Ronnie's All Stars Band. The "Brew" presents a jazz fusion set with their own modern standards as well as the music of Pat Metheny, Weather Report and Michael Brecker. A regular player at Ronnie's since the 80s, Fletcher has also played with the likes of Mark Murphy, Dizzy Gillespie and Liane Carroll.

Other February players include sets led by Sam Leak (p), Roberto Tarenzi (p), Brandon Allen (ts), Jay Phelps (t), Bruno Heinan (p), Renato D'Aiello (s), Tim Thornton (b) and Matt Home (d).

Entry on the door is £10 or free to members. See ronniescotts.co.uk for the latest line-up. 

Sally Evans-Darby

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