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A chronicle of the life of saxophonist Ronnie Scott, from poor, Jewish kid growing up in 1940s East End, London, to the owner of the legendary night club, Ronnie’s, one of the most famous jazz clubs in the world. Glorious clips from performances by jazz greats spanning decades — Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Van Morrison, Chet Baker, Sonny Rollins, and many more jazz icons — bring to life this story of a charming, incredibly talented man who secretly wrestled with his own inner demons. Ronnie’s is a joyous, visually stunning film that seeps through your pores, melts into your bloodstream, and will propel you back to a bygone era that is nothing short of an exhilarating and nostalgic ride.


Featuring a special introduction by director Oliver Murray.


Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Oliver Murray and music journalist Alfred Soto. To view the conversation please click here.



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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    104 minutes
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • Premiere
    Southeast US Premiere
  • Director
    Oliver Murray
  • Screenwriter
    Oliver Murray
  • Cast
    Mel Brooks, Quincy Jones, Sonny Rollins
  • Cinematographer
    Benjamin Thomas
  • Editor
    Paul Trewartha
  • Music
    Alex Heffes