Ronnie Scott's present:
Mulatu Astatke

Tuesday 17th December

The father of Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astatke blesses us with two rare and intimate club dates with his all star band. Book early.

Not many musicians can claim to have invented a genre, but Astatke is one of them. With touches of funky wah-wah synths, rolling saxophones, ethereal flutes, and the relentless drive of Afro-Cuban rhythms, Astatke’s unique tracks reflect what Ethio-Jazz was designed to do – get feet moving and bodies grooving.

Astatke’s sound flourished during the ‘Swinging Addis’ era of the late 1960s, when he successfully fused Western Jazz and Funk with traditional Ethiopian folk melodies, five tone scale arrangements and the influence of ancient Ethiopian Orthodox church music.

Hip hop artists have also sampled Astatke’s songs extensively, for example in the works of Nas, Damian Marley, Kanye West, Cut Chemist, and Knaan.

In a career that has spanned five decades and numerous triumphant appearances here, he remains as relevant and inspirational today as he did in his formative years.

“He weaves his highly individual magic in an infectious and mysterious style” BBC music

Line up

  • Mulatu Astatke

Price

Standing: £28.50 Restaurant: £40

Doors

19:00-22:30

Mulatu Astatke

Ronnie Scott's present:
Mulatu Astatke

Tuesday 17th December

Line up

  • Mulatu Astatke

Price

Standing: £28.50 Restaurant: £40

Doors

19:00-22:30

The father of Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astatke blesses us with two rare and intimate club dates with his all star band. Book early.

Not many musicians can claim to have invented a genre, but Astatke is one of them. With touches of funky wah-wah synths, rolling saxophones, ethereal flutes, and the relentless drive of Afro-Cuban rhythms, Astatke’s unique tracks reflect what Ethio-Jazz was designed to do – get feet moving and bodies grooving.

Astatke’s sound flourished during the ‘Swinging Addis’ era of the late 1960s, when he successfully fused Western Jazz and Funk with traditional Ethiopian folk melodies, five tone scale arrangements and the influence of ancient Ethiopian Orthodox church music.

Hip hop artists have also sampled Astatke’s songs extensively, for example in the works of Nas, Damian Marley, Kanye West, Cut Chemist, and Knaan.

In a career that has spanned five decades and numerous triumphant appearances here, he remains as relevant and inspirational today as he did in his formative years.

“He weaves his highly individual magic in an infectious and mysterious style” BBC music


Restaurant Tickets

Book tickets for our restaurant here.

Book Restaurant Tickets

How To Book

Join us for great food and a perfect view of the live show from the mezzanine.

1) Click ‘select your seats’.

2) Click ‘types’ and select the amount of guests, e.g ‘Table of 2’.

3) The floor plan will show available tables in blue, select the seats on the table you would like to purchase.

4) Click ‘buy tickets’ at the bottom of the page.

5) Check you’re happy with your tickets and complete the order!