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Ronnie Scott (1927-1996), Jazz club owner and saxophonist

Ronnie Scott (Ronald Schatt)

Sitter in 7 portraits
Stepney-born Jazz saxophonist and nightclub owner, Scott was playing the saxophone with bands when he was sixteen and gained further experience playing with a band upon the Queen Mary. Scott became a founder member of the cooperative jazz group Club Eleven (1949-50) and in 1957 formed quintet The Jazz Couriers. In 1959 he opened Ronnie Scott's' jazz club in Gerrard Street, London. Establishing an international reputation the club moved to larger premises in Frith Street in 1965.

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Ronnie Scott

by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski
bromide print, April 1981
NPG P1059


Ronnie Scott

by Count Zichy (Count Theodor Zichy), for Baron Studios
half-plate film negative, 1954
NPG x125735


Ronnie Scott

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 17 November 1969
NPG x165785


Ronnie Scott

by Max Adelman
archival digital print, June 1985
NPG x132264


Ronnie Scott

by Max Adelman
bromide print, June 1985
NPG x132713


Ronnie Scott

by Max Adelman
bromide print, June 1985
NPG x132714


Ronnie Scott; George Melly

by Jillian Edelstein
C-type colour print, 1989
NPG x132549