THE next North Wales Jazz Society concert in the Vale of Clwyd will bring together four North West musicians with phenomenal pedigrees.

The sax-led Munch Manship Quartet will be offered a warm welcome at the White House, in Rhuallt, on Wednesday, June 19.

The quartet is a swinging, melodic outfit that evokes the hard bop bands of the 50s and 60s, with a varied programme including some choice ballads and Latin numbers and featuring the cream of Manchester's jazz musicians.

A renowned saxophonist and flautist, Munch Manship originated from the North East and moved to London in the early 1970s before establishing himself in Manchester as one of the foremost players in the region.

Across an illustrious career, he has played with artists including Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey and Roy Orbison, while his orchestral and TV credits include working with Ronnie Hazlehurst, Alyn Ainsworth, Sir Charles Groves, the BBC Radio Big Band, the Granada TV Orchestra (performing at many BAFTA awards ceremonies), the Liverpool Philharmonic and the Halle Orchestra.

In a jazz setting, Munch has played alongside many international stars such as Ronnie Scott, Bobby Shew, Buddy Miles, Jimmy Bruno, Jim Mullen, Don Weller, John Etheridge, Kenny Baker and Humphrey Lyttelton, and is well-known to jazz club audiences around the North West and beyond.

On keyboards, Paul Kilvington has toured extensively in Europe, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, the Middle East and North Africa.

A first-choice pianist for many bands and visiting jazz stars, Paul has performed with Bob Mintzer and Branford Marsalis, and joined Jack Jones on his last two UK tours, playing many renowned venues including the London Palladium.

Dave Lynane (double bass) has been the kingpin of many of the country's finest rhythm sections and is considered in many circles as the ultimate professional.

His jazz pedigree in on a par with anyone, working with the legendary Maynard Ferguson for several years, while past players who have called on his services are Barney Kessell, Tal Farlow, Johnny Griffin, Mundell Lowe and Eddie Lockjaw Davis.

With over 40 years' professional experience as a drummer and percussionist, Dave Hassell has worked with many of Britain's leading jazz musicians as well as American greats such as Charles McPherson, Barney Kessell, Tal Farlow, Al Grey, Clark Terry, Joe Newman, Art Farmer and Dr John to name a few, and is also one of the UK's foremost authorities on Latin American music.

The performance commences at 8pm on June 19 and admission is £8, with concessions £7, and school children are admitted for £3.

Further information is available from North Wales Jazz on 01745 812260 or at