The Most Famous Jazz Club in the World

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- Original art by Marc Gooderham. Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club - one of the very best places in the world to hear great jazz! Founded in a Soho basement in 1959 by saxophonist Ronnie Scott and Pete King the club moved to 47 Frith Street in 1965.

On my first solo visit to London the first place I wanted to go was Ronnie Scott's, the legendary jazz club. The club had to lend me a jacket AND a tie - that's how unprepared (and young) I was. The maitre d' was incredibly hospitable and before long I was at a snug table along the mezzanine with a lovely escort seated across from me (I told you the maitre d' was awesome). I ordered drinks and she stayed and chatted during the first set. This original print is from UK artist Marc Gooderham - you can see his other great street scenes and landscapes at www.marcgooderham.co.uk/

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  • This is awesome, thanks for posting. I used to love going to Ortliebs in Philadelphia on open mic night, all the Temple jazz students would show up and you could see some really great young talent

      4 months ago
    • Sorry for the lengthy delay in replying - life intervened in the past couple of months as I struggled to 'save' months of work threatened by the pandemic. In the end, the pandemic won. I met some great young talent on that first 'grand tour' - I...

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        1 month ago
  • I do love a good Jazz club. Prefer the old fashioned ones πŸŽΊπŸ‘Œ

      4 months ago
    • They don't get much more steeped in history than Ronnie Scott's! Another great one is The Blue Note in Manhattan. Most of the great jazz over the past 40 years seems to have 'happened' at festivals. I can't wait until music festivals come...

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        4 months ago
  • Awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing this. I can only imagine that was one hopping beat time back then. Man I would love to hear more. YEAH!

      4 months ago
    • I'll try to dig up (and post a few of) the old Kodachrome slides from the Nice Jazz Festival that I took when I worked the 'Garden Stage' later that summer!

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