Friday 02 August - 8:00pm

Alex Garnett Quartet – Celebrating Stanley Turrentine Jazz & Dinner

Doors open at 6:30pm for pre-show drinks in the garden

Dinner orders to be taken by 8:00pm

Performance begins at 8:30pm

£30 Table Seating | £15 Standing | Complimentary for Patrons

Alex Garnett (tenor saxophone), Liam Dunachie (hammond keys), Nick Costley-White (guitar), David Ingamells (drums).

Alex Garnett, a Ronnie Scott’s alumnus returns to Ladbroke Hall with a new line up to celebrate his favourite saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and bring a slice of Soho suave to the occasion.

Turrentine was a legend of the tenor saxophone renowned for his distinctively thick, rippling tone, and earthy grounding in the blues, and his ability to work a groove with soul and imagination. Turrentine recorded in a wide variety of settings but was best-known for his Blue Note soul-jazz jams of the ’60s. He also underwent a popular fusion makeover in the early ’70s. The saxophonist’s debut recording session for Blue Note, was a sideman gig with an organist Jimmy Smith, then leading the Hammond B3 charge in the soul jazz movement.

Evidently, Stanley Turrentine had a thing for organists. So much so, that he married one, the legendary Shirley Scott. The following year he recorded Dearly Beloved, the first of several classic albums, including Never Let Me Go, A Chip Off the Old Block, and Hustlin’. Tonight’s music will bring the ethos of Turrentines’ MO, jazz with soul!! 


Alex has now been living and working professionally as a musician since 1995 enjoying a varied musical career as a jazz artist and session musician covering a variety of stylistic settings. Garnett feels honoured to be amongst the very few headlining UK jazz musicians of the current Ronnie Scott’s “All Stars” roster as well as having run his own infamous late show slots for a nine-year stretch!

Alex has been a regular sideman choice for American artists touring Europe, and has himself performed in over 30 countries worldwide appearing at such prestigious venues as the Blue Note, the Lincoln centre, Birdland, Porgy and Bess, Room full of Blues and the Sage as well as playing at Umbria Jazz, Cork, Rochester NY, Barcelona, Montreux, and Oslo Jazz Festival, Zermatt Unplugged and the North Sea Jazz Fest, to name but a few.

He has clocked many hours of performance with varied artists that include Seth McFarlane, Ruby Turner, Sam Moore, Jimmy Page, Pee Wee Ellis, John Hendricks, Van Morrison, Mike Gibbs, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Humphrey Lyttleton, Doris Troy, Jack Parnell, Scott Hamilton, Carlene Anderson, Houston Person, Jools Holland, Buddy Greco, Sir john Dankworth, Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones and Michele Legrande.

Tonight’s prestigious accompanists are all stars in their own rights and accrue accolades that collectively read like a who’s who of the top tier performers across the spectrum of music.

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