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Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is putting on a festival at Alexandra Palace

Lisa Wright
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Lisa Wright

For the past 60 years, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club has cemented itself as a Soho institution – a place where music’s great and good, from Amy Winehouse to Jimi Hendrix (who jammed with mate Eric Burdon there in 1970: his last ever show), have graced the stage and that still draws crowds of people making the pilgrimage through its doors on the daily.

Now, in celebration of its big birthday, the iconic venue will be heading to north London for a one-off event, presenting Milestones Festival at the altogether-larger Alexandra Palace on July 26.

Naturally, they’ve got a line-up that’ll set the hearts of contemporary jazz nerds all a-flutter, too. Critically-acclaimed Californian Kamasi Washington will be playing his only UK show of 2020, while the Mercury Prize-nominated Seed Ensemble, pianist Reuben James and Courtney Pine will also be among those present.

With a full bill of supporting artists, DJs and more also lined up, the all-dayer is set to give the venue’s own milestone a suitable toast. While most 60-year-olds are collecting their free bus pass, Ronnie Scott’s is still keeping things fresh and proving there’s life in the old dog yet. Toot toot!

Tickets are priced at £44.75. Purchase them, and get all the info, here.

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