North Wales Jazz continues its programme of weekly concerts at the Royal British Legion in Llay on Tuesday, May 19 when Australian multi-instrumentalist Casey Greene, who plays tenor, alto and soprano saxes and flute with equal ability, pays a welcome return to the venue with his quartet.
Casey, a graduate of Sydney Conservatorium of Music, has toured with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, accompanying the legendary Ray Charles, and has appeared at many of Australia’s leading jazz venues and festivals.
He has toured the Far East, Middle East and Europe and performed at California’s famed Monterey Jazz Festival.
Now living in Shropshire, Casey, whose chief influences include the legendary John Coltrane and Dexter Gordon plus Latin players Olivia Newton-John Show and in productions including Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Chicago, Show Boat, David Sanchez and Maraca, has performed with the 42nd Street and Singin’ in the Rain.
With his ensemble Quiver he has released an album of Latin American compositions, Cous Cous.
Completing the line-up of the Casey Greene Quartet are three excellent musicians: Paul Sawtell (keyboards), Stuart Barker (double bass) and Dave Hassell (drums).
The performance starts 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 .