Fundraising fortnight at Ronnie Scott's

In a departure from its usual programming Ronnie Scott's club is mounting two weeks of special gigs to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. During the first week of shows from 24-29 October new set times will allow room for more acts each night and the roster for the week includes the James Pearson Trio, Sam Brown, Dave O'Higgins, James Taylor Quartet, the Matt Wates Sextet, Stan Tracey Trio and Don Weller, Ian Shaw, Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly, Heather Small, Snake Davis, the Big Town Playboys and Van Morrison. The second week of shows from 31 October-5 November features The Spirit of New Orleans with Charmaine Neville. For more info go to