Cask date for sax man

Jamie Toms
Jamie Toms

SAXOPHONIST Jamie Toms will be Scarborough Jazz’s guest at the Cask tonight, to be followed next week by singer Julie Edwards and guitarist Kevin Dearden.

Jamie Toms plays with a few bands, including the quintet he will take to the Cask.

He leads the sax section of the Strictly Smokin’ Big Band and plays with soul-funk band Mamacoca.

As a member of the Funk Regulators, he has headlined the Jazz Action stage at Stockton’s Riverside festival for the last few years.

Jamie has played at the Royal Festival Hall and on the other side of the Channel.

Admission will cost £3.

Julie Edwards and Kevin Dearden have been partners for 11 years and have attracted much favourable comment.

Jazz Journal said “they have an enviable empathic relationship” and Jazz UK said they are “fast becoming a top attraction on the jazz club circuit”. 

Julie and Kevin have played at many festivals and scores of jazz venues in the UK, Ireland and Spain. Their albums have been played on national radio, including the Michael Parkinson and Humphrey Lyttelton shows.

As well as providing a feast for lovers of the Great American Songbook, Julie draws on material from elsewhere to give a well-chosen set of varied and interesting songs.

They will be backed by Bob Walker on bass and drummer Dennis Hitch.

Admission will cost £2.