The autumn season of North Wales Jazz concerts at the Royal British Legion, Llay, continues on Tuesday, November 11 with a performance by one of the most popular outfits on the jazz scene, the Latin American-influenced Apitos Pequeño.
Led by Dave Hassell, one of the UK’s finest drummers and percussionists, and featuring saxophonist Andy Scott, leader of the nine sax-led Sax Assault and who has performed across Europe and Japan as leader of the Apollo Sax Quartet, Apitos Pequeño plays the music of Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, in fact, many of the bop and mainstream jazz greats.
Placing a strong emphasis on improvisation and tradition, the band also draws on a Cuban and Latin jazz repertoire inspired by the music of Gerry Gonzales and Tito Puente.
With more than 40 years’ professional experience, Dave Hassell has worked with many of Britain’s leading jazz musicians as well as American greats such as Charles McPherson, Barney Kessell, Tal Farlow, Al Grey, Clarke Terry, Joe Newman, Art Farmer and Dr John to name a few, and with Apitos Pequeño he demonstrates why he is also one of the UK’s foremost authorities on Latin American music.
The line-up of Apitos Pequeño is completed by Paul Kilvington (keyboards), Frank Grime (bass) and Chris Manus (congas).
The performance commences at 8.30pm and admission is £6.50, concessions £5.50, school children £3. Further information is available from North Wales Jazz on 01745 812260 and at www.northwalesjazz.org.uk .