"Ronnie Remembered" The Ronnie Scott Legacy Band

Ronnie Scott playing saxPianist John Critchinson was a long-time member of Ronnie Scott's various Bands.

Following the untimely death of Ronnie Scott in December 1996, John and Saxophonist Pat Crumly formed the Legacy Quartet, to keep the memory of Ronnie - his music and his humour - alive.

They went on to appear at Ronnie Scott's Club many times and completed 2 major UK tours plus a Mediterranean cruise and a tour of New Zealand.

The Quartet ceased operations on the sad, sudden death of Pat Crumly in September 2008.

Then, at the invitation of Ronnie Scotts Club, the Quartet was reformed with Mornington Lockett - Tenor Sax, Mark Fletcher - Drums and Tim Wells - Double Bass to play a Memorial for Pat over 3 nights in May 2009.

Ronnie RememberedJohn Critchinson subsequently invited fellow Ronnie Scott Trumpet/Flugel Horn player - Dick Pearce to join the Band for an appearance at Ronnie Scott's Club, marking the start of the 50th anniversary celebrations in October 2009. Thus, the current Legacy Band was re-launched.

Interest has increased in the Band as it is the only outfit now to have 3 original members of Ronnie’s Quintet, playing the Jazz music that Ronnie loved with the same energy that he demanded of all his musicians. Ronnie’s joke routines are also included.

The Legacy Band has played successful concerts in Hastings, Bury St. Edmunds, Lagos Jazz Festival in Algarve and the 2010 London Jazz Festival. 2012 sees them at the very comfortable Hideaway Club in Streatham, the re-vamped Broxbourne Rowing Club and the Ealing Jazz Festival in July 2012.

Contacts: Bookings/Availability info@johncritchinson.com /ina@inadittke.com

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