THE VICTORIA HOTEL
The family run Vic offers excellent accommodation, great food and a very warm welcome. Why not come early and treat yourself to dinner, available from 6pm,
or even stay the night?
Tel 01248 712309
The Victoria Hotel
Isle Of Anglesey
Concert commmences 8.30pm
Admission £6.50, Concessions £5.50
S U Members and School Children £3
For further information telephone
Wednesday 20 May / Dydd Mercher 20 Mai
DEAN MASSER + Quartet
Tenor saxophonist DEAN MASSER, a commanding player with a big sound and an
engaging stage manner is, like the title of his first album as a leader suggests, very
much “Old School”, continuing the legacy of the music he was exposed to from an
early age: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the sounds of players like Ben Webster,
Lester Young and Eddie Lockjaw Davis.
When he started to play saxophone in his teens he was drawn to the big-toned, hardswinging
styles of Dexter Gordon and, later, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane,
Johnny Griffin and Stanley Turrentine that can be heard in
his own playing today.
After studying at the City of Leeds College of Music for three years
Dean became a member of the Jack Parnell Quartet which recorded a live album
during a week-long stint at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London’s Soho. Since then he
has played alongside many of the leading names in British jazz including
Kenny Baker, Gerard Presencer, Clark Tracey, Don Weller and Mark Nightingale,
and is a long-standing member of the Andy Prior big band.
Dean has performed at numerous prestigious venues and festivals and has many
television and radio appearances to his credit. In 2010 he released his album
“Old School”, to great acclaim, with pianist Max Turnbull, double-bassist
Malcolm Creese and drummer Paul Robinson, with special guests,
vocalists Andy Prior and Jenny Russell.
He can also be heard evoking the classic jazz sounds of the 50s and 60s in
The Jazz Worriers, a band that combines the artistry and witty stage banter that
Britain became famous for in the 1960s, which he co-leads
with trumpeter Neil Yates.
A perpetual student of his instrument, Dean recently began studying with renowned
US jazz pianist and educator, Hal Galper, in further pursuit of complete authenticity
as a player.
For this concert he will be joined by a quartet comprised of DAVE SALTRESE
(keyboards), ANDY HULME (guitar), ED HARRISON (double bass)
and ERYL ROBERTS (drums).