A MEMBER of the world-famous Kyle Eastwood Band and a regular at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club will be appearing in the region later this year.

Trumpeter Quentin Collins will head to Theatr Clwyd, in Mold, on Tuesday, October 8 with his outstanding new sextet as part of a UK-wide tour to mark the release of his new album, Road Warrior.

For the last 20 years, Quentin has established himself as one of the UK's foremost jazz trumpeters, playing with a host of internationally renowned artists including Gregory Porter, Roy Ayres and Alicia Keys. He features prominently as a performer and composer on several albums with the internationally-acclaimed Kyle Eastwood Band, including The View From Here, Time Pieces and In Transit.

With an ambition of nurturing new talent, Quentin set up Ubuntu Music with Martin Hummel, and has overseen the recent debut releases from up and coming saxophonists Camilla George and Leo Richardson with their albums Isang and The Chase.

Presenting a stellar jazz line-up, Quentin will by joined by Tony Kofi (tenor sax) and Brandon Allen (alto sax).

Tony Kofi is a multi-award-winning instrumentalist who cut his teeth with the Jazz Warriors in the early 1990s.

As well as performing and recording with Gary Crosby's Nu Troop and Jazz Jamaica, Tony has also played alongside Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Harry Connick Jr, Ornette Coleman, Abdullah Ibrahim and the Julian Joseph Big Band.

A co-founder of the Monk Liberation Front, a group dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk, more recent projects include Tony Kofi and the Organisation, which he co-leads on baritone sax, and Portrait of Cannonball, dedicated to the music of Cannonball Adderley.

Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Brandon Allen moved to London in 2000 and has been described by Jazzwise magazine as “arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today”.

With recent jazz highlights including playing with Darius Brubeck, James Torme and Kyle Eastwood, as well as leading his own sextet, Brandon is also one of the most in-demand saxophonists in the UK having appeared with the likes of Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond and Jools Holland, and he has featured on the soundtracks to the films Alfie (2004) and The Look Of Love (2013).

Steve Hamilton is a world class pianist originally from Aberdeen who, after studying in Berklee College of Music in Boston, established himself as one of the premiere pianists on America's East Coast before moving to London, where he performed regularly with international artists like Freddie Hubbard and Pee Wee Ellis and became a long standing member of legendary drummer Bill Bruford's acclaimed quartet, Earthworks.

Larry Bartley (double bass) can be heard leading his own trio at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, and with Winston Clifford (drums) the sextet is completed by two of the UK's leading accompanists who, between them, have played with countless jazz stars from the UK and US including Courtney Pine, Stanley Turrentine, Art Farmer and many more.

This North Wales Jazz presentation on October 8 commences at 8pm and admission is £12 and £5 for under 18s.

Tickets can be purchased at Theatr Clwyd on 01352 701521 or at theatrclwyd.com, while more information is available from North Wales Jazz on 01745 812260 and at northwalesjazz.org