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Event Description

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, led by their musical director James Pearson, present a very special concert in celebration the centenary of George Gershwin’s masterpiece, ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ – first performed in New York in February 1924.

Featuring a jazz ‘chamber orchestra’ - comprising of jazz rhythm section, augmented with violin, reed, brass, and tuned percussion - the concert showcases a sparkling selection of Gerwshin’s most popular and acclaimed work, performed across a stunning array of jazz styles.
His first hit ‘Swanee' as Paul Whiteman would have played it; 'The Man I Love' a la Oscar Peterson; and ‘Lady Be Good’ as Benny Goodman as imagined by Benny Goodman!

In addition to a ‘Porgy and Bess’ medley and ‘An American in Paris’ overture, the concert will – of course - culminate with a complete version of Gershwin’s iconic ‘Rhapsody In Blue’, which has been specially arranged for this concert programme.

Expect an evening of truly world-class music, interspersed with anecdotes and stories, celebrating one of the most important and influential composers of the Twentieth Century, and the centenary of his seminal work.

Event Details

Date
20 Apr, 2024


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01580 236841
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