The Chetham’s Jazz Ensemble are the latest guests to grace the North Wales Jazz line-up at the Royal British Legion in Llay on Tuesday, March 17.
Featuring the 2014 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year winner, saxophonist Alexander Bone, this is the second concert in the current run of North Wales Jazz events to showcase the best of young jazz.
This seven piece ensemble, which performs regularly in The Picture House at Manchester’s Band on the Wall, will be presenting an entertaining and varied selection of numbers, including some well-known standards and, at times, will mix things up by forming smaller ensembles out of the original seven to showcase individual talents.
Saxophonist Alexander Bone, 18, who was born in Darlington into a musical family, started playing saxophone at the age of six, taught by his father, but began playing jazz piano at an even earlier age.
He has played in several small groups and big bands including the prestigious National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the National Youth Jazz Collective and, when receiving his BBC award, he was commended by the judges for his ‘sound and passion’.
Completing the ensemble will be Welsh guitarist Jack Found, from Llangollen, as well as five other equally talented students currently attending Chetham’s School of Music, including Jonny Ford (tenor saxophone), Rory Ingham (trombone), Toby Comeau (keyboards), Peter Hartley (bass) and Oren Mcloughlin (drums.
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 .