Got An Unused Musical Instrument? Here's How To Donate It Via Ronnie Scott's

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Got An Unused Musical Instrument? Here's How To Donate It Via Ronnie Scott's
Poster for a musical instrument amnesty at Ronnie Scotts, with silhouettes of instruments on the right.

Got a worn horn or a lapsed sax? Is your dusty guitar a waste of bass? Donate your unused musical instruments to this amnesty.

Legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott's wants your instruments. Not for themselves, but to pass on to aspiring young musicians who might struggle to buy their own — literally scot(t) free.

All you have to do is take your preloved instrument(s) to Ronnie Scott's on 22 January (between 10am and 3pm). They're after pretty much any instrument, from electronic keyboards to guitars, and even gongs. They're also after useful bits of kit such as microphones, stands, and effects pedals.

Instruments in good condition or requiring only minor repair are preferred, but you can also bring in equipment that needs more challenging restoration (Paul Simonon, take note).

The club will use charities such as Sistema England to redistribute the instruments to children who would get the most from them. Nina Kaye of that charity said: "There are children all over the country wanting to learn to play an instrument without the means to buy one — and there are thousands of instruments gathering dust in cupboards and on shelves needing to be played. It is initiatives such as this that will bring music to so many more young people and put the instruments to their proper use.”

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4HT. Instrument Amnesty on 22 January, 10am-3pm

Last Updated 14 December 2021