Tenor sax man Matt at the Cask

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One of the region’s brightest stars, tenor sax man Matt Anderson, is at the Cask on Wednesday January 30.

He was firt heard at Scarbroough Jazz Club when he was still a student at the Leeds College of Music.

He graduated from there with first class honours in 2010, collecting a prize for outstanding performances and was awarded Young Musician of the Year.

He leads his own quartet that has toured nationally and is in great demand as a sideman. He plays with Tesseract, the Kate Peters Septet, and the Wild Flower Sextet which celebrates the work of Wayne Shorter.

Chrysalis Arts commissioned Matt to write a suite – Songs Of The Ridings – which he performed at many jazz venues in the North, including the Scarborough Jazz Festival.

Matt works with a wide variety of players and composers including Jamil Sheriff, Jamie Taylor, Mark Chandler, Stuart McCallum and Nik Svark.

For this gig, he will be supported by The Mike Gordon Trio.

Come and hear why Jazz UK mentioned Matt’s “melodic standards and original tunes”.

Admission is £3 and the music begins at 8.45pm.