Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Composer > S > Ronnie Scott

Profile of Ronnie Scott on Famous Like Me

Name: Ronnie Scott  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 28th January 1927
Place of Birth: London, England, UK
Profession: Composer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
 Ronnie Scott’s Club at 47 Frith Street, Soho, London

Ronnie Scott (born Ronald Schatt January 28, 1927- December 23, 1996), was a British jazz tenor saxophonist and jazz club owner.


Ronnie Scott was among the earliest British musicians to be influenced in his playing style by Charlie Parker and other bebop musicians. He was involved in the short-lived Club Eleven band and club (1948-50), with Johnny Dankworth and others, and was a member of the generation of British musicians who worked on the Cunard liner Queen Mary (intermittently 1946-c50) in order to visit New York and hear the new music directly.

His most well-known solo is on the Beatles' Lady Madonna.

Scott is best remembered for co-founding the Ronnie Scott's jazz club, which opened on October 30, 1959 in a basement at 39 Gerrard Street in London's Soho district, later moving to a larger venue nearby at 47 Frith Street in 1965. The original venue continued in operation as the "Old Place" until the lease expired in 1967, and was used for performances by the up and coming generation of domestic musicians.

The club, mainly run by Pete King, his business partner, by now had become the premier UK venue for live jazz. Principally, it achieved this position by negotiating with the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the British Musicians' Union to remove the complete ban on American jazz musicians working in the UK and substituted an exchange system. Zoot Sims was the clubs first transatlantic visitor in 1962, and was succeeded by many others (often saxophonists) in the years that followed. The clubs house pianist until 1967 was Stan Tracey.

Scott regularly acted as the clubs MC and was (in)famous for his repertoire of jokes. Despite his central position in the British jazz scene, Scott recorded infrequently during the last few decades of his career.

External Link

Ronnie Scott's Club website index page

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Ronnie Scott