City Travel Tip #1334
Ronnie Scott’s: a jazz club of yesteryear
This venue had existed since 1959 when saxophonist Ronnie Scott decided to create a space where musicians could play together and jam sessions. Today it is one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world. The Ronnie Scott’s is located in the West End. Many great jazz musicians such as Chet Baker, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone have passed within these walls. The club is divided over two floors; upstairs every evening, a jazz group performs. On Sundays, you can even have brunch with musical accompaniment. Every Tuesday, late in the evening, there is a space for young people for jam sessions. Ronnie’s Scotch instantly brings you back to the fantastic atmosphere of the 50s.
A curiosity: absolute silence is required during concerts, so it’s not the place if you want to spend an evening chatting with friends. This venue offers plenty of concerts every day (both upstairs and downstairs) starting at 7pm with concerts opening to the main performance, which usually begins around 8pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, a second performance is offered at 11.30pm and, for those who still haven’t had enough, from 1 to 3 am, you can also attend the Late, Late Show.
The Ronnie Scott’s is not free. Expect to spend around £ 25 for the main shows and £ 10 for the Late, Late Show or Sunday brunch.
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