Saxophonist in jazz club debut

Jazz saxophonist Pete Lyons

Jazz saxophonist Pete Lyons

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Saxophonist, composer and educator Pete Lyons plays is first gig for Scarbough Jazz at the Cask on Wednesday August 21.

He leads, and writes for, his own quartets and quintets and plays in a wide range of jazz styles.

Pete spent several years in the 1980s playing across the country with the Hornweb Saxophone Quartet.

Currently he divides his time between playing as a freelance, teaching music and writing it.

He’s one of five people who run the Sheffield Jazz Workshop. This venture was awarded Jazz Educator of the Year in 2012.

Despite engagement with a variety of more contemporary and experimental music, Pete’s current musical preferences revolve around an interest in the development of improvised lines in more standard settings.

These reflect a long-standing interest in the music and ideas of Lee Kontiz and Warne Marsh.

He will be backed by the Mike Gordon Trio.

The music starts at 8.45pm and admission is just £3.