The Brownfield Byrne Hot 6 heading for Royal British Legion at Llay
North Wales Jazz will be presenting the brilliant young sextet, The Brownfield Byrne Hot 6, led by trumpet and tenor sax players Jamie Brownfield and Liam Byrne on Tuesday (October 29) at the Royal British Legion at Llay.
The once bebop purists have now turned their attention to earlier jazz styles, taking inspiration from Bix and Tram rather than Bird and Dizzy.
The Hot 6, appearing at jazz club and festivals throughout the UK, performs the kind of jazz that really swings, playing everything from New Orleans through the Tin Pan Alley classics and the swing era, to mainstream jazz recalling the classic small groups of the 1930s.
Jamie, who is influenced by Wynton Marsalis and Clifford Brown, won the Rising Star category at the 2012 British Jazz Awards and has a prodigiously broad style running the gamut of jazz trumpet, while Liam, a postgraduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music, has a growing reputation as a torchbearer of the jazz tenor saxophone tradition, inspired by the likes of Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins.
On keyboards Tom Kincaid has become the first choice of many touring artists and bandleaders, performing recently with jazz saxophonists Art Themen and Scott Hamilton, as well as his childhood hero, rock 'n' roll legend Shakin' Stevens, while guitarist Andy Hulme has played Dave O'Higgins, Don Weller and, more recently, with New York jazz guitar great, Jack Wilkins.
The inventive arrangements by the band's co-leader, Liam Byrne, offer a fresh take on this classic repertoire.
Admission is £6.50, concessions £5.50, children £3. Call 01745 812260 or visit www.northwalesjazz.org.uk.