This Soho institution has become one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs and the ultimate must-visit venue for jazz fans. Established in 1959 by saxophonists Ronnie Scott and Pete King, the club opened its doors in a small basement at 39 Gerrard Street in London’s West End. It was the place where local musicians could jam and showcased the best of British jazz talent as well as introducing many top American and international jazz artists to British jazz fans later on.
In 1965, the club moved to its current home at 47 Frith Street and there it remains to this day. Since the early days of Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Miles Davis, the club continues to present the biggest names in jazz as well as supporting and presenting hotly tipped rising stars and visionary new tastemakers. Recent artists to play at the club have included Chick Corea, Marcus Miller, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Georgie Fame and Billy Cobham, as well as up-and-coming musicians such as Nubya Garcia, Keyon Harrold and Moses Boyd. The club celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019.