Michel Legrand Remembered: Keep the Music Playing tickets available 24 April
Join us at London's Southbank Centre to pay tribute to Michel Legrand, the legendary, era-defining composer. This evening of jazz and cinema classics from the great Legrand will be presented by The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and special guests.
James Pearson, the artistic director of the Orchestra, is joined by renowned English singer Alison Moyet, multiple Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, rising jazz star Richard Hadfield and renowned classical violinist Tasmin Little.
Michel Legrand Remembered in London
Michel Legrand's death in January has turned this concert from a celebration of his international acclaim into a tribute to the longlasting impact he has had on 20th-century music. Legrand is a 3-time Oscar and 5-time Grammy Award winner. His skills as a jazz pianist and composer are honoured by powerful arrangements of some of his greatest hits like ‘The Windmills of Your Mind’, ‘Ray Blues’, ‘Summer of 42’, ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg’, ‘Dingo Rock’ and ‘Yentl’. The memorable melodies he has left behind have had a lasting effect on the history of jazz, song, and film music.
Legrand began his career as an accompanist to Maurice Chevalier and went on to head the Frech new wave. He is known for his collaboration with Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Demy who he teamed with to invent a new genre of film music.
Legrand Remembered by Ronnie Scott's Orchestra
Legrand was associated with Ronnie Scott's for many years. His well-known trio often appeared at the club. In 2017 the relationship between Michel Legrand and The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra was solidified after a sell-out four-day residency at Ronnie Scott's that got rave reviews.
Legrand famously worked with jazz greats like Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Phil Woods and Stéphane Grappelli, big names in classical music like Kiri Te Kanawa, Jessye Norman, Maurice André and easy listening stars Yves Montand, Barbra Streisand, Charles Aznavour. His songs have been sung by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong and Liza Minnelli.
Do not miss your chance to pay tribute to the music legend that was Michel Legrand. See The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra and special guests at the Royal Festival Hall in Southbank Centre. Michel Legrand Remembered: Keep the Music Playing tickets are sure to go fast, book your tickets early to guarantee the best seats at the best prices.