Firebird Quartet play return gig for Scarborough Jazz at the Cask

The Firebird Quartet
The Firebird Quartet

The Firebird Quartet are the next guests of Scarborough Jazz. They will play the Cask on Wednesday February 17.

The band are based in the north of England and are fast establishing themselves nationwide performing original compositions as well as music from the great contemporary jazz composers such as Wynton Marsalis, Terence Blanchard and Wayne Shorter.

The quartet are fronted by trumpeter Ian Chalk, a regular at Scarborough Jazz who is well respected as both a player and musical educator.

He is joined by John Marley, bass, Tim Carter, drums, and Martin Longhawn, a keyboard player who is so inventive he is fast becoming the first call player for artistes on national tours.

Their first visit to the club was a triumph and reviewer Dick Armstrong said: “The Firebird Quartet gave us an evening of stimulating jazz all the way through to their sizzling encore. The audience went home on a cloud of delight.”

Doors at open at 8pm. Admission £6 (£5 in advance).