UK/USA combo guests at Scarboro’ Jazz Club

Fishwick sextet
Fishwick sextet

This will be one of those very special musical nights that is not to be missed – said Scarborough Jazz Club’s Mike Gordon.

The club presents the Steve Fishwick/Osian Roberts/Frank Basile Sextet, an exciting UK/USA collaboration, at the Cask on Wednesday February 3.

This will be part of the band’s third UK tour and is in promotion of their second CD In The Empire State which was recorded last September in New York City.

As well as Frank Basile, one of the best baritone saxophonists in the world today, the line up boasts two more of New York City’s best jazz musicians, pianist Jeb Patton and bassist Mike Karn who’s combined list of credits reads like a who’s who of jazz.

Completing the line up will be long standing collaborators and leading UK jazz musicians Steve Fishwick and Osian Roberts, on trumpet and tenor respectively, and Matt Fishwick on drums, himself a one time New York resident between 2005 and 2010 and presently one of the most in

demand jazz drummers in the UK.

Expect hard swinging originals and standards rooted in 1950s/60s hard bop and beyond!    

Doors open at 8pm and the gig starts at 8.45pm. Entry is £9 (£8 in advance from The Cask, Bookshelf and Record Revivals).

Scarborough Jazz Festival runs at Scarborough Spa from Friday September 23 to Sunday September 25.

The first few acts have been announced.

A highlight will be, in the great tradition of big bands, the seventeen-piece Abstract Truth Band, led by Dave and Judith O’Higgins.

Alex Webb’s mixed-media show, Charlie Parker on Dial starring Nathaniel Facey, Freddie Gavita and Vimala Rowe, who wowed the 2015 festival with her performance as part of Jazz @ Café Society, will deliver something very different.

Vocalist and pianist Liane Carroll and rising star saxophonist Trish Clowes are also on the bill.