Ronnie Scott’s documentary set for premiere in theatres and on streaming services
One of the world’s most popular jazz clubs, Ronnie Scott’s was founded in London’s Soho district in 1959. Scott regularly acted as the club’s master of ceremonies, and he was known for his repertoire of jokes, asides and one-liners.
“This is Ronnie telling his story in his own words,” the director said in an official statement. “It’s a tale of great achievement and wonderful music but also a deep-seated struggle with a traumatic illness — it was unknown to everyone except those closest to him that Ronnie suffered terribly from depression. Art has always been about taking your emotions and expressing them in your work, and music was Ronnie’s medicine for his trauma.”