London’s legendary jazz club- Ronnie Scott’s is a must check out for those looking for a proper old school jazz club feel-charming, classy, dark and decadent. This Jazz Club has been a symbol of London and the home of British Jazz…There really isn’t anywhere like it! Columnist Richa Grover previews ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS for Asian Lite News.
Ronnie Scott’s in soho is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world. They opened in 1959 and since that time have featured most of the popular names in modern jazz and jazz fusion. From Miles Davis to Count Basie to Prince, all the greats have graced the stage at this prominent jazz club.
Coming up later this month are ILHAN ERSAHIN’S ISTANBUL SESSIONS which are definitely worth a shout out!
Ilhan Ersahin on saxophone, Alp Ersonmez bass, Izzet Kizil percussion, Turgut Alp Bekoglu – drums.
Polyphonic, polyrhythmic, polyethnic, polyvocal – if jazz is all of these, then İlhan Ersahin is the genre’s premier polymath.
Growing up in Stockholm, Ersahin studied in Boston, moved to New York, founded the club Nublu, recorded with Turkish musicians, collaborated with spoken word performers, directed Istanbul jazz festivals, and opened a second Nublu club in Istanbul. Nublu, New York, has become a haven for musicians getting their careers started, as well as for famous ones such as Moby, Norah Jones and David Byrne, who come to perform secret shows or take in the latest sounds.
Along the way, he created his own brand of intercultural, cross-genre jazz that electrified the New York scene, bringing the disparate crowds of bebop and hip-hop to the same dance floor. And now London audiences can look forward to this one of a kind jazz act at the iconic Ronnie Scott’s in June 2018.