Al (Fresco) That Jazz! Ronnie Scott's Is Throwing A Street Party In Soho This Summer

Al (Fresco) That Jazz! Ronnie Scott's Is Throwing A Street Party In Soho This Summer

There'll be dancing in the streets of Soho this July, as legendary jazz venue Ronnie Scott's throws a street party to mark its 60th birthday.

Already confirmed for the free al fresco blowout — happening on Frith Street on 20 July — are American saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and his Funk Assembly; London-born saxophonist Nubya Garcia; and seven-piece Latin jazz band Eliana & La Evolucion.

Budding jazz aficionados are catered for too: kid's jazz group Kinetica Bloco are on the bill, alongside a variety of children’s entertainment, including face painting and balloon modelling.

Pee Wee Ellis will be bringing sax appeal

Outdoor bars, champagne cocktails and street food will be provided by locals including Hoppers and Little Italy.

In its time, Ronnie Scott's has hosted the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Chet Baker. The club was established in 1959 by saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Pete King, opening its doors on 39 Gerrard Street. In 1965, the club moved to its current home at 47 Frith Street.

Ronnie Scott's street party takes place on Frith Street, Soho, on 20 July, 12pm-6pm. Free, just turn up

Last Updated 19 June 2019