28 January, 2022Print
Ronnie’s, New Documentary On London Jazz Institution And Its Namesake, Shares Lost Audio Of Last Ever Jimi Hendrix PerformanceFilm Features Previously Unseen Live Footage Of Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone + Many More
Listen Over At Rolling Stone HERE
On February 11th, Greenwich Entertainment will present Ronnie’s, the definitive chronicle of the life and times of saxophonist Ronnie Scott and his world-famous London jazz club. Directed by Oliver Murray, the film features previously unseen and unheard performances by some of the most iconic figures in musical history — Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Chet Baker, Van Morrison, and so many more — including a never-before-heard bootleg of Jimi Hendrix sitting in with Eric Burdon and War at Ronnie’s.
The September 16, 1970 taping is the last-ever performance from Hendrix before his untimely death on September 18, 1970 — a touching and vital example of how legendary the nights at Ronnie’s were and have always been.
Listen to the clip over at Rolling Stone here.
Founded alongside business partner Pete King in 1959, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club quickly became the most famous music venue in all of London on the back of its stellar bookings and Ronnie’s warm and generous spirit. From the great and famous who frequented his club, to the many down-at-heel musicians who turned to him for a break, Ronnie Scott became a vital figure in the global music scene.
Ronnie’s will open in select theaters and on-demand February 11, 2022. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/oe_EPoTzTjY
Featuring Performances By:
CLEO LANE & JOHN DANKWORTH
MARY LOU WILLIAMS
VAN MORRISON & CHET BAKER
Featuring New Interviews With:
Writer & Director OLIVER MURRAY
Producer KIRSTY BELL
Executive Producer PHIL MCKENZIE
Co Producer OLIVER MURRAY
Producer for Orofena Films MILLY RILEY
Cinematographer BEN THOMAS
Production Designer SARAH KANE
Graphic Design INTRO
Archive Producer JAMES RM HUNT
Editor PAUL TREWARTHA
Music Supervisor GARY WELCH
Composer ALEX HEFFES
Post Production MOLINARE