TENOR saxophonist Dean Masser will be leading a hard-swinging tribute to a tenor sax legend at the Victoria Hotel this month.

On Wednesday, November 14 Dean's quartet will be performing its 'Salute To Dexter Gordon' at the Menai Bridge-based hotel.

Like his long-time hero, Dexter Gordon, Dean Masser is a player with a big sound and lyrical style, and for this North Wales Jazz presentation he will be revisiting classic Gordon numbers like Cheese Cake and Fried Bananas, plus well-known jazz standards.

Based in the UK, Dean first rose to prominence with the Jack Parnell Quartet in the early 1990s, when the the band recorded a live album during a week long stint at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, a venue that Dean has returned to many times since.

As someone who frequently plays with some of the biggest names on the British jazz scene, in 2017 alone Dean has performed with Nigel Hitchcock, Mark Nightingale, Clark Tracy, Dave Newton, Martin Shaw and the BBC Big Band, and has recorded and toured with the acclaimed Alan Barnes/Pat McCarthy Octet.

Dean is well-known to North Wales audience as a member of the hugely popular 'Jazz Worriers' which he co-leads with trumpeter, Neil Yates, with whom he continues to collaborate on a number of projects including Hubbard's Covered, celebrating the music of trumpet legend, Freddie Hubbard.

'Salute To Dexter Gordon' is completed by three more first-class musicians from the North West, with George King (keyboards), Ed Harrison (double bass) and Gaz Hughes (drums).

The concert commences at 8.30pm and admission is £6.50, concessions £6, school children £3.