Join us for our popular FREE Jazz Nights in Teddington
It’s Jazz Night every last Tuesday of the month chez Retro in Teddington and the entertainment is absolutely free! We have a snack menu available along side the usual set and a la carte so there’s something for everyone – or you can simply drop in for a drink.
Book via our reservations page online or by ‘phone: 0208 977 2239.
Coming up ….
“Ace guitarist” Nigel Price swings with style at the Retro Bistrot in April
The press cuts say it all:
Ace guitarist; full blooded, hard swinging solos” The Evening Standard
“A former soldier, guitarist Nigel Price has played with a host of leading British names in the jazz field in settings ranging from mainstream to acid jazz and funk… This former squaddie sounds a real killer. Hands trained to grip enemy throats shouldn’t be capable of such delicate manoeuvres on guitar necks but Mr Price is full of surprises”. Jack Massarik, Jazz Critic
Nigel Price is a ‘complete’ guitarist who has good taste and a great sound coupled to a dazzlingly fleet-fingered technique. He is also an interesting composer.”
Usual menus alongside special snack menu for those with a light appetite.
Don’t Miss Manzin!
James Brown, Martha Reeves & Donna Summer – he’s played with the best of them. Enjoy his amazing sax playing this May…
“...He (Manzin) has to be heard to be believed!” – Jon Newey, Jazzwise
“Altoist Roberto Manzin’s licks are up to the minute” – Evening Standard
“Sax-player Roberto Manzin’s solos have something of the chromatic excitement of Brecker and the soulfulness of Sanborn.” – Alison Bentley, LondonJazz
“Scorching Italian tenorist Roberto Manzin” -Time Out
Roberto Manzin was born 1966 in Rome, Italy, of Eastern European refugees who were also musicians. His musical life began in Milan where he moved with his family when he was five, he studied music privately and then at the school Civica Scuola di Musica Villa Simonetta.
During the 1980s Manzin begun playing in several music clubs in Milan, and during the 1990s was part of the Tony Scott Jazz Quintet (Scott being an American bebop clarinet player who performed with Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday). Manzin became a successful session player, contributing to seven albums in 1992 alone, with leading Italian artists as well as featuring in several TV commercials (inc Invicta and BMW). Manzin performed regularly in Milan jazz clubs and toured with the Italian singer Enzo Jannacci and the American artist Gene Anthony Ray (who played the role of Leroy Johnson in Fame).
Manzin also worked extensively in TV where he played with, among others, James Brown, Zucchero Fornaciari and Manu Katché. In the late 1990s Manzin migrated to London, where he continued his musical activity. Over the years Manzin has performed and/or recorded with Martha Reeves and the Vandelas, Donna Summer, Dave Weckl and many more top musical stars.
Manzin continues to be a popular session player (he recorded on eight albums in 2010, ranging in style from Pop to Latin, Rock/Blues, Ska and Jazz) and appears in music festivals throughout Europe, as well as performing regularly at many venues in London.
Roberto will be with us for the evening of Tuesday May 26th 2015.
“Dazzling technique” – Daily Telegraph, Sydney
“Music of agreeable depth and more than usual engagement” – The Stage, London
“Tony plays brilliant guitar” – Manly Jazz Festival, Sydney
“The Barnard solos blend fleet single note runs with choppy and emphatic chordal phrasing. He is a master accompanist too” – Campbell Burnap, Jazz FM, London
Tony Barnard started on guitar in 1970, studying both jazz and classical music He has composed for and appeared in television series, commercials, stage shows and movies. He’s played with the likes of Ronnie Scott’s jazz orchestra, Dave Liebman, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Cliff Richard, Curtis Stigers, Don Burrows and very many more top names in the world of music.
Tony has performed for royalty and superstars such as HRH Prince Charles, HRH Queen of Denmark, Australian Prime Ministers Hawke, Keating, Fraser and Howard, President Giscard of France , Sir David Attenborough, , Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Sir David Frost, Sean Connery, Sophia Loren, Sir Richard Attenborough, Sir Ian McKellan, Sting, Ozzy Osbourne, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Daniel Craig, Paul Hogan, Keith Emerson, Paul Newman, Sam Neil, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Kathy Bates, Liz Hurley, Barbra Windsor… the list goes on forever but you get the picture!
Come and enjoy being a superstar member of his audience at the Retro on Tuesday evening June 30th 2015.