Jazz ace Downes at Darwin Suite

DERBY Jazz will be presenting a performance in the Darwin Suite in the Assembly Rooms on Friday, November 18.

Kit Downes has been a Derby Jazz regular since his student days.

Last year, he shot to fame when his 2010 album Golden was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

He is one of the most in-demand young pianists on the UK scene.

His new project, Quiet Tiger, has seen his trio expand to a sextet playing mostly original compositions. The Jazz In The Foyer event gets under way at 7pm.

Tickets cost £12 (£10 concessions, accompanied under 19s get in free).

Call the box office for details on 01332 255800.