Trombonist Ron returns to Cask

Ron Burnett
Ron Burnett

Trumpeter James Lancaster and trombonist Ron Burnett play The Cask for Scarborough Jazz on Wednesday February 12.

James is no stranger to the club. He’s appeared there with the Five Pieces of Silver, and most recently with the Jazz Offspring – his children Grace and Charlie.

He also plays with Tradtastic and he founded the New York Brass Band.

For several years James was head of music at Ripon Grammar School.

Ron began playing as a schoolboy in Hull, when classmate Chez Chesterman asked him to join his band.

Over the years, Ron has played with the late Humphrey Lyttelton, Acker Bilk and Bobby Wellins.

He currently leads the Mardi Gras Band, a mainstream jazz band based in York.

James and Ron will play an accessible repertoire drawn from a hundred years of jazz history.

The Mike Gordon Trio will back them. The music begins at 8.45pm and admission is £5.

Nigel Kennedy and Anita Wardell are two of the headliners of Scarborough Jazz Festival at the Spa from September 26 to 28.