British jazz star coming to the South Hams

By Tim Leigh in Entertainment

An award-winning British jazz performer will be appearing at the Flavel Jazz Club this Friday, August 18 at 7.30pm.

Derek Nash, who has been described by the Guardian as "One of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today”, will be the summer season guest at the Flavel, in Dartmouth, joining the house band the Martin Dale Quartet for this cabaret-style, laid-back social.

Martin Dale leads the quartet with his versatile technique and talented improvisations on tenor sax delivering an eclectic blues-influenced mix of modern mainstream jazz.

Nash has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, has led Sax Appeal for over thirty years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones - from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano - and is an award-winning performer having received the John Dankworth Award and the British Jazz Award (Small Group) for Sax Appeal.

Another Jazz Club date is already planned for Saturday, December 16, at 7.30pm when, this time, the Martin Dale Trio will feature special guest, pianist Dave Newton. David Newton is highly respected pianist who has worked with the finest vocalists and instrumentalists in European jazz and in 2014 he was voted best Jazz Pianist at the British Jazz awards for the 13th time!

Kindly sponsored by Marchand Petit.

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