Roy Haynes to perform 3 nights at Ronnies!

Roy Haynes

will perform at

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

between 30 October - 1 November.

Fans of jazz´s rhythm men have been well served by Ronnie´s of late, with the great Louis Hayes´ appearances at the club in August going down a well-deserved storm. Following on from Hayes in October is the spectacular Roy Haynes, who has backed some of the most influential players in the history of the music; Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie, Gary Burton, Miles Davis, Pat Metheney, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Sarah Vaughan and Stan Getz have all had their tunes driven by Haynes´ pulsing beat, and he was a regular player with Charlie Parker and Lester Young in the 1940s and ‘50s.

The man´s sixty year recording and performing career has informed him with a truly awesome sense of timing, swing and rhythm and he is rightly held in great regard as one of the most innovative drummers around. Despite his advancing years, his playing never feels anything but fresh and new, constantly searching for new ideas and modes of expression.

Support comes from Mike Janisch and tickets cost from £20. For more info visit

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.