Preview: An Audience with Harvey Mason




The "world's most recorded session drummer" is set to give a musical masterclass as part of Ronnie Scott's Club's Centrestage series

Drummer, producer and composer Harvey Mason (pictured right by Ben Amure) has an extensive resumé. In a career that started in the 1960s, his credits include work with Duke Ellington, Erroll Garner, George Benson, Donald Byrd and Lee Ritenour among many others. He’s also a multi-Grammy nominee, with 10 for the supergroup Fourplay (formed in 1990 with Bob James) and one for his solo album Ratamacue.

At lunchtime on Saturday 13 May, Mason will be at Ronnie Scott’s in Soho as part of the venue’s Centrestage series of masterclasses and special performances, giving a drumming masterclass titled An Audience With Harvey Mason. The event will feature Mason demonstrating some of his musical and drum techniques, talking about his influences and discussing his career in music. If time permits, the session will close with a Q&A.

Doors open at 12.00 midday. The masterclass begins at 12.30pm and will last for 90 minutes. Tickets are £15.00. For more information and ticket bookings please go to the Ronnie Scott’s Club website.

Bruce Lindsay


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