Saturday May 13th, lunchtime
Hailed as one of the most influential drummers of all time, drummer, producer and composer Harvey Mason is the worlds most recorded session drummer. In a long and incredibly successful career he has worked as a sideman with the likes of George Benson, Donald Byrd, Stanley Turrentine, Carole King, Grover Washington Jr and Lee Ritenour, to name just a few. His experience is endless.
Mason first showed his penchant for greatness, distinctive technique and innate sensitivity in the late ’60’s performing with jazz legends Duke Ellington and Erroll Garner. His recording career began in the early years of the Blue Note jazz crossover explosion and continued with ground-breaking performances and compositions with Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters. He has earned multiple Grammy nominations including ten for his jazz supergroup Fourplay and one for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for the latest of six solo endeavours, ‘Ratamacue’.
Ronnie Scott’s believe that to be the best you have to learn from the best, so are proud to present ‘An Evening With Harvey Mason’ as part of the club’s Centrestage series of masterclasses and ‘specials’. As one of the most innovative and creative drummers alive, this masterclass is a must for musicians, drummers and lifelong fans of Harvey’s music.
This lunchtime session will feature Harvey demonstrating some of his musical and drum techniques, talking about his influences and musical career to date plus, if time permits, a Q&A session at the end.
Watch Harvey Mason ‘CHAMELEON BAND Java Jazz Festival here
Doors Open 12pm
Starts: 12.30pm (runs for approx 90 mins)
Seating Standard Entry – First Come, First Served.
For more information contact Julie Allison at Riotsquad Publicity
Ronnie Scott’s, 47 Frith Street, Soho, W1
Reservations:www.ronniescotts.co.uk // 020 7439 0747