Wynton Marsalis streams live from Ronnieís

In a first for Ronnie Scott’s, Wynton Marsalis’s gig at the Soho club will stream live to web audiences on 23 July

Though tickets for Wynton Marsalis’s show at Ronnie Scott’s sold out within the first few hours of going on sale, web audiences around the world will be able to catch his gig at Ronnie’s on 23 July completely free.

In a first for the Soho club, the second night of trumpeter/composer Marsalis three-night show will be broadcast live online, with viewers able to simply log on and enjoy the gig remotely from home.

A multi-camera AV setup will use integrated video cameras along with a handheld camera, with the AV stream mixed live at the venue and broadcast in HD across the globe. The camera setup allows for low-light filming of different positions simultaneously, creating a genuine sense for the viewer of being at the club and enjoying Marsalis’s music live.

Simon Cooke, managing director at Ronnie’s, says: “We are keen to give those who can’t make the journey into London’s Soho, people too far away or simply those who can’t get a ticket the opportunity to enjoy the Ronnie Scott’s magic for themselves and we are delighted that an artist of Wynton’s stature, arguably the most influential jazz musician of the last forty years, has agreed to feature in our very first broadcast from the club.”

Marsalis will play two shows a night with his quintet (Walter Blanding on sax/clarinet, Carlos Henriquez on bass, Ali Jackson on drums and Dan Nimmer on piano) at the London club from 22 to 24 July 2013.

To watch the show online, simply log on to ronniescotts.co.uk at 10.30pm on Tuesday 23 July.

Sally Evans-Darby

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