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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

July on the beach! Scarborough highlights

Mike Gordon writes

Weds 5th July | 8.45pm | £6 on the door Jam Experiment (pictured)
Jam Experiment is a young jazz quintet who opened last year's festival with a blast and won the 2014 Jazz North Introduces Scheme shortly after their debut gig supporting Liane Carroll. The line-up includes saxophonist Alexander Bone (winner of the inaugural BBC Young Musician Jazz Award and Rising Star in the 2016 British Jazz Awards), with Rory Ingham (trombone), Toby Comeau (keyboard), Joe Lee (bass) and Jonny Mansfield (drums). All band members write for the band and contribute musical ideas equally, creating a beautifully varied set of music and a very individual, cool and funky sound. This gig is part of their 30-date UK Album Launch Tour 2017.

Weds 12th July | 8.45pm | £5 on the door Martin Jones & Matt Smith
Martin is a trumpet player with immense technique and many years experience in all styles who has played with the likes of Kenny Wheeler and Andy Shepherd. Saxophonist Matt Smith has been described as "a budding jazz star who will surely follow in the footsteps of Snake Davis with his soul-jazz style." A humdinger of a front line, with Mike Gordon trio.

Weds 19th July | 8.45pm | £4 on the door Frank Brooker
Frank’s rich mellow tone, melodic mastery, relaxed swing on tenor sax and clarinet, and polished vocals, always ensure a warm welcome at the club. With MG3.

Weds 26th July | 8.45pm | £4 on the door Jamie Taylor
One of the UK's leading jazz guitarists and teachers, Jamie Taylor has drawn praise from top critics: "An alternative perspective on the blues legacy taking in elements of swing, bop, and funk. It's clever, engaging stuff." (Jazzwise). "Jamie Taylor's edgy fusion guitar burns through." (The Guardian). With MG3

For more details, go to our website: www.scarboroughjazz.co.uk. Doors at The Cask open 8.00pm.

Scarborough Jazz @ The Cask Inn  Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2LQ tel 01723 500570


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