Krantz, Clarke and Maupin for Ronnie’s




Ronnie Scott’s packed schedule this November includes Wayne Krantz, Stanley Clarke and former Miles Davis reedman Bennie Maupin. Bennie Maupin photo by Brian Payne

There’s plenty to keep jazz fans entertained as the nights draw in this autumn, with Ronnie Scott’s November schedule featuring guitarist Wayne Krantz, bassist Stanley Clarke, reeds player Bennie Maupin (pictured) and saxophonist Bill Evans, among many others.

Bill Evans And His Soulgrass Band play the club on 3 and 4 November, joined by banjoist Ryan Cavanaugh and guitarist Minch Stein in two evenings of soul-jazz and Americana. The Vincent Herring/Jeremy Pelt Quintet then play on 10 and 11 November, followed by Wayne Krantz with bassist Nate Wood and drummer Keith Carlock on 12 November, showcasing songs from their latest album Good Piranha/Bad Piranha.

Stanley Clarke plays Scott’s from 13 to 15 November, joined by talented 18-year-old Georgian pianist Beka Gochiashvili, keyboardist Cameron Graves and drummer Michael Mitchell, followed by the Steve Swallow/Carla Bley Quintet on 17 and 18 November with tenorist Chris Cheek, guitarist Steve Cardenas and drummer Jorge Rossy.

Former Headhunters drummer Harvey Mason is next up on 19 and 20 November, playing with bassist Ernest Tibbs, saxophonist Kamasi Washington and keyboardist Mark De Clive, followed by trumpeter Roy Hargrove on 21 to 22 November with saxophonist Justin Robinson, pianist Sullivan Fortner, bassist Ameen Saleem and drummer Quincy Phillips.

Another Headhunters alumnus as well as former Miles Davis reedman, Bennie Maupin plays one night on 24 November with guitarist Carl Orr, bassist Larry Bartley and drummer Rod Youngs. Towards the end of the month the club marks John Mayall’s 80th birthday over two nights, 25 and 26 November, as part of the blues maestro's anniversary tour.

Find out more at ronniescotts.co.uk, where you can also book tickets, or call the box office on 020 7439 0747.

Sally Evans-Darby


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