Artsreach brings jazz quartet to Charmouth

LET the Neil Maya Quartet take you back to 1959 and the cool sounds of one of the most famous jazz quartets, as this Devon-based band head back to Dorset for the last of their ‘Brubeck Project’ concerts with Artsreach.

Following three sell-out dates with the touring arts charity last month, Artsreach will be bringing the quartet to St Andrew’s Community Hall in Charmouth on Saturday, March 14.

Acclaimed American pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is widely considered to have spearheaded the breakthrough of jazz into the popular mainstream and for many people, the sound of Dave Brubeck’s ‘Take 5’ is the sound of jazz.

Performing with a light, skilful touch and an air of frivolity, Neil Maya on saxophone is joined by some of the most exciting jazz musicians working in the South West today on piano, double bass and drums, together playing Dave Brubeck’s most challenging compositions, such as ‘Blue Rondo Ala Turk’, ‘Unsquare Dance’ and ‘Take Five’.

Expect to hear some of the Neil Maya Quartet’s original compositions and other jazz standards, alongside all the Brubeck favourites.

Tickets cost £10, £6 for under 18s or £25 for a family, and early booking is advised. Tickets are available by calling Maggie Wiscombe on 07967 759 135, from Fortnam, Smith & Banwell’s Charmouth branch or Charmouth Pharmacy, or visit the website www.artsreach.co.uk

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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