North Wales Jazz will be presenting a rising star of European jazz, Slovakian trumpeter Lukáš Oravec, who will be appearing at the Royal British Legion in Llay, near Wrexham, on Tuesday, May 12.
He will appear in a jazz quartet led by an esteemed UK drummer, also originally from Slovakia, Marek Dorčík.
With a vibrant tone and command of the trumpet reminiscent of his influences, who include Clifford Brown and Freddie Hubbard, Lukáš Oravec is a sophisticated exponent of the classic jazz repertoire of the 50s and 60s and plays with a maturity beyond his 25 years.
Having studied at the Zilnia Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus in Denmark, Lukáš has become a respected player on the Europe-wide jazz scene and has won the highest awards at numerous competitions, including two categories at the 2012 New Faces of Slovak Jazz.
Fast gaining an international reputation as a major player, Lukáš can be found touring Europe extensively, appearing at quality venues in Belgrade, Paris, Zagreb, and many more, including in his native Slovakia, and will be appearing in North Wales as part of a wider UK tour.
Joining Lukáš and Marek Dorčík who, on drums, has also appeared for North Wales Jazz as a founding member of The European Union Quartet, will be the standout talents of Jamil Sheriff (keyboards) and Pete Turner (double bass).
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 .