The Ronnie Scotts Big Band

The Ronnie Scotts Big Band
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The Ronnie Scott's Orchestra is quite simply the best big band available in the United Kingdom today.

In its two year tenure at the world famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in the heart of London, the band has gained an incredible reputation for presenting big band jazz of all types.

Noted for its stunning recreations of the great big bands of the past, the band can also speak with its own contemporary voice, and has on occasion backed international artists such as Curtis Stigers, Marti Pellow, Ronnie Cuber and Peter Grant.

As a repertory band, the orchestra has presented full two-hour programmed concerts featuring the work of Benny Goodman, Tubby Hayes, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Machito, Buddy Rich, Quincy Jones, Harry James, Woody Herman, and Stan Kenton.

The band is led by Peter Long, described by Clive Davis in The Times as follows-

In Pete Long, reeds player, raconteur, bandleader and all-round wit, we have a genuine home-grown treasure. If his projects - Echoes of Ellington chief among them - have attracted few column inches in the past, it is partly because Long, who knows this music inside out, appears to wear his expertise so lightly. In another life, he might easily have been a vaudeville entertainer.

Audiences have been consistently amazed by the ebullience of the orchestra- whether jazz repertoire or cutting edge, the Ronnie Scott's Orchestra has never failed to entertain, amaze and excite.


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Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
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The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.