THE second in the new season of enormously popular weekly jazz concerts at the Royal British Legion Club, Llay, Wrexham, takes place on Tuesday, February 19, and features the Freddie Garner Quartet.
This group presents a mix of jazz standards and originals, from swingers to Latin and ballads, specialising in the jazz of the post-bop era and paying homage to all-time jazz greats.
Fronting the band, which has already given highly rated performances at the North Wales Jazz Society’s Denbighshire and Anglesey venues, is tenor sax player Andor Jensen, a graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music.
A member of the organ/drums-led Danny Mannix/Mike Holmes Quartet, he has performed with well-known Scottish musicians Colin Steele and Brian Kellock.
Bandleader Freddie Garner, on keyboards, plays in the style of the great Kenny Barron, Victor Feldman and Oscar Peterson and names Cannonball Adderley as one of his greatest influences.
Freddie has been a prominent member of the North West jazz scene for many years, playing with such company as Peter King, Vic Ash, John Barnes, Phil Lee and Israeli saxman Gilad Atzmon.
The line-up of the Freddie Garner Quartet is completed by two leading North West musicians, Stuart Riley (double bass) and Phil Bennett (drums).
The concert starts at 8.30pm and admission is £6.50, concessions £5.50, with a special price of £3 for Students’ Union members and school children.
For more information, call the NWJS on 01745 812260 or visit www.northwalesjazz.org.uk.