The world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is heading for Twickenham Stadium’s Live Room for an intimate evening of dining, music and dancing with top Cuban musicians in January
Lead image: Yelfris Valdes (by Nadjib Le Fleurier © Sisters Publishing)
Twickenham has teamed up with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club to bring the rich sounds of Cuban music to the stadium in January, featuring live music from the talented Yelfris Valdes, Eliane Correa and DJ Richie Rich.
Yelfris Valdes has spent the last 10 years mastering the art of Cuban improvisation with the band Sierra Maestra, arranging complex rhythms from the island and touring in more than 50 countries. His versatility and improvisation abilities have seen him play with international stars from the likes of Madonna to The Clash and Michael Kiwanuka.
Eliane Correa is a young Latina pianist, MD and composer based in London and Havana. She is a session pianist for The World Of Hans Zimmer and her CV boasts six UK tours, four Europe tours, Glastonbury, Canary Wharf Jazz Festival (co-headline), the Olympics 2012, the Barbican, the Roundhouse, the National Theatre, the Hackney Empire, Secret Garden Festival, the Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s.
The event, taking place on 25 January, will see guests enjoy performances from both Valdes and Correa in the Live Room, Twickenham Stadium’s purpose-built auditorium, followed by late night music from DJ Richie Rich, a veteran of the London Latin scene.
Rich first offered up his services as a salsa teacher and DJ in Kensington in the early noughties, where he fell for the high-energy genre known as Timba. He went on to host some of the capital’s long-standing dedicated Cuban nights, including La Clave Cubana in Brixton, Cuban Rhum Jungle in the City and Havana Central in the West End.
You can even choose to dine pre-show in The Gate restaurant, situated within the recently redeveloped East Stand. Here you’ll enjoy a Cuban-inspired mouthwatering two-course menu designed by Executive Head Chef Thomas Rhodes, including a choice of either Mojo marinated grilled pork or ‘Ajiaco Cubano’, a Cuban spiced vegetable stew, followed by ‘Arroz con leche’, a Cuban rice pudding with cinnamon rolled churros and banana and rum curd.
Tickets for Ronnie Scott’s Presents Viva Cuba start from £49pp inc. VAT. For further information and to book see twickenhamstadium.com