The popular vocals-led Suzanne Mott Quintet will be performing at the Royal British Legion in Llay on Tuesday, March 8.
North Wales Jazz is bringing together five leading musicians, including one of the finest young trumpet players on the scene, Jamie Brownfield, and keyboardist Tom Kincaid.
With swing, ballads and Latin sounds all featured, audiences can look forward to hearing a wide repertoire of jazz classics, including interpretations of some of the greatest songs of the 20th century from composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Duke Ellington.
Suzanne Mott is one of the new wave of jazz singers who firmly believes in the quality of her music. She started singing at an early age and gained much experience on the musical theatre and concert stage.
Suzanne has played many leading roles, including that of Gertrude Lawrence, for which she won critical acclaim at the Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals.
Heavily influenced by greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan, she is also a keen fan of contemporary singers such as Diana Krall, Stacey Kent and Claire Martin.
The quintet’s trumpet player, Jamie Brownfield, was performing jazz in public by the age of 12, guesting wherever he could at local jazz clubs. Now in his early 20s, as leader of his own band, as well as co-leading the acclaimed Brownfield-Byrne Quintet (BBQ) and the Brownfield-Byrne Hot 6, he has made a name for himself playing all styles of jazz from be-bop to New Orleans.
A popular figure on the jazz circuit, guesting with numerous bands including TJ Johnson’s Bourbon Kick, Beats ‘n’ Pieces Big Band and The Merseysippi Jazz Band, Jamie was winner at the 2012 British Jazz Awards in the Rising Star category.
Sought after for his swinging piano style, 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.
Tom has also played on many occasions with Alan Barnes, Roy Williams, Karen Sharp, Bruce Adams, Wendell Brunious and Lucien Barbarin to name but a few. He appears in prestigious venues worldwide such as the 100 club, the Savoy, the Ritz, New York’s Lions Den and various international jazz and blues festivals.
Completing the line-up of the Suzanne Mott Quintet are two first rate musicians, Ken Marley ( double bass) and Jack Cotterill (drums).
The music commences at 8.30pm and admission is £6.50, concessions £5.50, school children £3, while further information is available from North Wales Jazz on 01745 812260 and at www.northwalesjazz.org.uk.