Great Scott in Derby Jazz gig

THE first Derby Jazz concert of 2012 at Derby’s Assembly Rooms is to feature a performance by Scott Hamilton and Alan Barnes with the Dave Newton Trio.

It takes place on Friday, January 13, from 8pm.

Arriving in New York as a 22-year-old in the late 1970s, Scott Hamilton was taken up by the ageing stars of an earlier generation, playing with and learning from Roy Eldridge, Illinois Jacquet and Jo Jones.

Playing in a a style created before he was born, Scott Hamilton is a completely authentic jazz musician.

On this occasion, he is joined by Alan Barnes, always entertaining and a great saxophonist in his own right, and the brilliant Dave Newton Trio.

Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions). Call the box office on 01332 255800.