Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Frank Brooker and more at The Cask

Frank Brooker

February's programme at the Cask in Scarborough - Mike Gordon writes

Wednesday 11th February - Frank Brooker makes a welcome return to The Cask. His beguiling and fluid skills on clarinet and tenor sax have earned Frank great popularity throughout the North.  He works as sideman and soloist in an area that roughly takes in Newcastle, Manchester and Hull.  He also leads his own quartet and trio. Frank now presents a wide and interesting programme that spans many decades.  He has played often with The Mike Gordon Trio and has developed a good rapport with them.  Mike says, " Frank's playing sounds effortless and fluent, we love to play with him". With his wonderful sense of swing, occasional vocals and his championing of unfairly neglected numbers, Frank's gig is not to be missed.The music starts at 8.45pm and admission is £4.

Wednesday 18th February - the swinging and melodic guitarist Jim Birkett who has played with Scott Hamilton, Guy Barker, Alan Skidmore and Snake Davis.After studying at The Leeds College of Music at the same time as David Newton and Alan Barnes, Jim went on to gain a Phd in teaching jazz improvisation. Since retiring from his educational work, Jim is even more active on the jazz scene, leading trios, working as a duo and playing with the gypsy jazz group Djangologie. Jim is backed by the resident trio.  The music starts at 8.45pm and admission is £4.

Wednesday 25 February - The Tom Green Septet. Tom Green won the Dankworth composition prize in 2013 and was mentioned 3 times as Jazzwise "One to Watch 2014" in the January issue.  They have had some great press from some major figures in UK jazz including Dame Cleo Laine ("some of the most exciting original new music I have heard for a long time"), and Evan Parker (“Remarkable… only the very best arrangers can get a sound like that from four horns”). They play original compositions - melodic contemporary chamber jazz with influences from folk, flamenco and New Orleans.

Scarborough Jazz @ The Cask Inn
Cambridge Terrace, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2LQ

01723 500570

For more info go to www.scarboroughjazz.co.uk

1 comment:

  1. Hi. This is Mrs Bob benson. We have just had your kind wishes via Bryan Moor And wanted to say hello. Bob is in good spirits and delighted to hear that you are still performing. Irene