Rafael brings sounds from Oz

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Australian saxophonist and composer Rafael Karlen is considered to be on of the most important musicians of his generation in his homeland.

Currently living in England, he is studying for his Masters degree at the University of York.

He plays Scarborough Jazz Club, based at the Cask, on Wednesday September 12.

Rafael brings a dynamic and multi national group of musicians to the Cask on Wednesday the 12th September. They are trumpeter Kim Macari (Scotland), pianist Zezo Omimpio (Brazil), bass player Georg Ruschemeyer (Germany) and English drummer Dave Smyth.

Drawing on musical influences from Keith Jarrett, Wayne Shorter, Ornette Coleman and Kenny Wheeler, the quintet will explore Rafael’s intricate compositions with flexibility and freedom

Rafael’s debut album, Driving Hat, earned him nominations for both Australian Jazz Composition of the Year and Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year at the 2009 Jazz Bell Awards.

Tickets are £6 or £5 in advance. Advance tickets are available from The Cask, Record Revivals on Northway and The Bookshelf on Victoria Road.

The music begins at 8.45pm.