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Jazz residency for Paicey

Ian Paice, Ottawa, Feb 8 2012; Photo © Nick Soveiko CC-BY-NC-SA

On Monday, May 20, Ian Paice will take will take a week long residency at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club playing with the Buddy Rich Big Band.

There will be two shows per night for this celebration of the great Buddy Rich:
Mon-Thur: 1st show onstage 7pm , 2nd show onstage 10.15pm
Fri-Sat: 1st show onstage 7.30pm, 2nd show onstage 11.15pm

The event will be hosted by Buddy’s daughter Cathy Rich.

One of legendary drummer Buddy Rich’s last requests of his daughter, Cathy, was to keep his band working, his music alive, and to do something for young people. No easy task, but eventually the idea of an annual memorial concert seemed like the best way to do it. Cathy Rich produced the first Buddy Rich Memorial Concert in 1988 at Carnegie Hall in New York and thus began the story of these incredible events. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Buddy’s passing and what would have been his 100th birthday and, following the success of the 25th anniversary memorial concert at the London Palladium in 2012, Ronnie Scott’s will be hosting 12 exclusive shows over 6 nights featuring the reformed Buddy Rich Big Band with legendary drummer Ian Paice (of Deep Purple fame), Buddy Rich Big Band drummer Gregg Potter, and the evening hosted by Buddy’s daughter Cathy Rich. The Buddy Rich Big Band will comprise musicians from both the US and the UK, several of whom toured with Buddy himself and played on his last ever UK shows in 1986. Join us in paying tribute to “the world’s greatest drummer” in his 100th birthday year!

Full details in our calendar.

Thanks to Akemi Ono for the info.

14 Comments to “Jazz residency for Paicey”:

  1. 1
    Andy Coulibaly Thompson says:

    Trying to go 😱

  2. 2
    Cameron Jones says:

    I will definitely try to be there

  3. 3
    Wisdom Wake says:

    Rail-road drumming

  4. 4
    Sue Burton says:

    Love the thought of this gig

  5. 5
    Sean Oster says:

    Any chance of it being recorded for a dvd?

  6. 6
    Philippe Pomiès says:

    Ian est certainement l’un des meilleurs batteurs ! C’est un grand homme…

  7. 7
    Kevin Hodge says:

    Steve Bone …. I’m a huge fan . I saw him present a drum clinic at Newcastle Labour Club in the early 80’s ( post Gary Moore , just before Deep Purple reformed ) .

  8. 8
    Ramon Peña says:

    Beautiful song one of mi favorites

  9. 9
    Al Greene says:

    These shows should be great. No easy task and I’d imagine a lot of rehearsals to be done, we’re talking Buddy Rich after all. I’ve always wanted to see Paicey play more big band music, he is in my opinion the Buddy Rich of rock. Hopefully this will be filmed for those of us who can’t travel to London.

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    Gustavo Gudrulho Collares Barroso says:


  11. 11
    Stephen Goulding says:

    As Ronnie Scotts is an intimate jazz club the tickets are selling fast.

    Should be a great series of gigs and a chance to watch the great man up close !

  12. 12
    Xavier says:

    What a marvelous event to commemorate such a brilliant drummer.

  13. 13
    Buttockss says:

    So Happy………Ronnie Scotts is a great club for shows……..Jeff Beck recorded a live show there, great atmosphere there.

  14. 14
    Buttockss says:

    Ian Paice can play all types of music, he brillant.

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