Funky bop and jazz standards

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One of the stars of this year’s Scarborough Jazz Festival will be the guest artist at Scarborough Jazz @ The Cask on Wednesday July 11.

At the festival Stuart MacDonald will be playing lead saxophone with bass player Jenni Molloy’s trio.

“Stuart is one of the liveliest and most talented jazz improvisers on the jazz scene. He is a regular favourite at the club and always comes up with a stimulating and varied musical programme,” said the club’s Mike Gordon.

Stuart has been involved in many exciting projects in recent years. He is still involved in the innovative Tribute to Atlantic Jazz venture and plays regularly with Al Wood, Alan Barnes and Russel Vandenburg. He has also appeared at Scarborough Jazz CLub with the Heavy Horns and with the stunning Bourbon Tequila Salsa Jazz Band. He has supported some of the star names in jazz, for example Peter King, Gerard Presencer, Jean Toussant, Tommy Smith and Carla Bley.

We can expect Stuart to play tenor, soprano and baritone saxophones and produce the usual mix of swinging, frenetic, funky bop and lyrical jazz standards.

Admission is £3.