The next in the series of weekly concerts hosted by North Wales Jazz at the Royal British Legion, Llay, will have a distinctively Parisian flavour, as the venue welcomes the brilliant French violinist and vocalist Daniel John Martin, on Tuesday, June 2.
Daniel is a valued member of the Parisian jazz scene, having studied music at its famous Conservatoire, and is now host and mainstay of the famous Parisian jazz club Aux Petits Joueurs, working with well-known jazz luminaries Angelo Debarre, Boulou, Elios Ferre and Romane.
Having been born in England and spent much of his childhood in Africa, Daniel has a wide range of musical influences but cites Stephane Grappelli and Cannonball Adderly as the players who have most shaped his approach to violin and performing, and when he’s in the UK he loves working with the popular UK gypsy jazz trio The Manouchetones.
A fantastic two guitar and double bass trio, the Manouchteones are able to capture the sounds and atmosphere of left bank Paris and the Champs Elysee in its jazz heyday.
Their musical horizons extend beyond classic Hot Club gypsy jazz to include other musical genres from around the world, such as bossa nova, samba and touches of flamenco, a la the Gypsy Kings, in their live shows.
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 .