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Message from Simon Cooke, Ronnie Scott's Managing Director

Posted by paul43 on July 6, 2015 at 10:35 AM

It's an initiative that is especially dear to Ronnie Scott's Managing Director Simon Cooke who said,

 

"We at Ronnie's are really pleased to lead this drive helping schools and education projects at home and around the World. Our standing in the jazz world puts us in a great position to ask musicians, our members and the public at large to help us help underprivileged kids by donating their unloved or used music instruments on July 11. This is the first of a few new charitable initiatives that the club will be embarking upon".

 

Donors are invited to book an advance appointment via fatine@ronniescotts.co.uk and then pop in to the legendary Frith Street club anytime between 10am and 3.30pm on Saturday 11th July with the instrument they wish to donate. And while they wait for their instrument to be inspected and a tracking number issued - the donor is able to track their instrument to its final destination whether Newcastle, Liverpool or the war torn Middle East – they are invited to experience the iconic venue, perhaps rubbing shoulders with musicians who have graced the Ronnie's stage who will be dropping their instruments off too!

 

Ronnie Scott's isn't just offering a drop-off point for instruments though, as well as helping to collect and repair instruments, they will be working alongside the organisations both at home and abroad to inspire a young generation of aspiring jazz musicians. The club will arrange jazz workshops based on its hugely successful Big Band in a Day initiative that invites school kids into Ronnie's to work with world class musicians in forming their very own big band!

 

Note:

The club will only accept instruments that are in a reasonable condition and are unable to accept large instruments such as pianos and organs.

 

http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/2862-the-ronnie-scotts-music-intrument-amnesty

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