The story of Ronnie Scott and the world famous jazz club he opened in 1959 in London’s Soho district. Scott, a modern jazz saxophonist, envisioned a club in London like those popular at the time in New York. Over the following sixty years, Ronnie Scott’s become the cornerstone of the UK jazz scene welcoming the biggest stars of the day.
The film features amazing performances by artists including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald. More than just a concert film, Scott is shown to be a warm and generous spirit who privately battled with depression throughout his adult life until his death in 1996 robbed the jazz world of a favourite figure.
DOC NYC 2020 Official Selection
2020, 102 min