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About the event
It has been dubbed ‘the greatest year in Jazz’ and there was definitely something in the air in 1959… Castro became Prime Minister of Cuba, Buddy Holly tragically died in a plane crash, Pan-Am started regular flights around the world, and NASA put seven 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 – recordings which would go on to change the face of jazz forever. The same year also saw the founding of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club – now regarded the cornerstone of the UK Jazz Scene – and it is the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars who take you on a guided tour of this unique year in the history of Jazz.
Combining world-class live jazz from the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars Quintet and narration – this is a unique concert celebrating the music of 1959. The year that shaped jazz!
DRESS CIRCLE VINTAGE EXPERIENCE: Come in period dress for the full vintage jazz club experience.
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