Vocals central to performance

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Trumpet and flugelhorn player Martin Jones plays for Scarborough Jazz Club at The Cask in town on Wednesday August 8.

Highly respected for his versatility, Martin’s repertoire spans the decades of jazz history from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis.

He turned professional and moved to London in 1982.

After residences in jazz clubs in London and Paris, Martin went on to play all over the world.

He has worked with Keith Tippett, Andy Shepherd and Kenny Wheeler, among many others in a long career.

Martin is also a lecturer in a music college in Hull University, and runs a jazz diploma course at the East Riding College that he designed himself.

As he began playing in the Hull Schools Bands, this course shows Martin paying back into the community that nurtured his own musical skills.

In recent years, Martin has taken his singing seriously and now his jazz vocals are central to his performance.

Peter Elsdon will be at the piano with Bob Walker on bass and drummer Dennis Hitch.

The music starts at 9.45pm.