AN eclectic blend of Cuban and Brazilian style jazz is coming to Menai Bridge.

The Dave Hassell Latin Quintet will be playing the Victoria Hotel, on Wednesday, June 26 .

Drummer and percussionist Dave Hassell brings his quintet, featuring saxophonist Andy Scott, for the final North Wales Jazz concert at the venue until after the summer.

Drawing on the music of the popular Apitos and his Brazilian Quintet, Dave Hassell's Latin Quintet presents Cuban and Brazilian styles, playing the music of Tito Puente, Joao Bosco, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Mann and many more.

With over forty years of professional experience as a drummer and percussionist, Dave Hassell has worked with many of Britain's leading jazz musicians.

These include 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,.

The Latin project demonstrates why he is also one of the UK's foremost authorities on Latin American music.

Joining Dave is one of his favourite featured front-line players, saxophonist Andy Scott.

He is the leader of the nine-sax-led Sax Assault and the Apollo Sax Quartet, and has performed across Europe and Asia, while his Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra was premiered at the World Saxophone Congress in St Andrews where it was performed by Branford Marsalis and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

The five-piece band is completed by Paul Kilvington (keyboards), Stevie Williams (bass) and Jack Mccarthy (percussion) and, features some of the most creative musicians in the UK, the emphasis will be on improvisation, melody and a sensitive percussive feel.

The performance starts at 8pm and admission is £8, concessions £7, school children £3. Further information is available from North Wales Jazz on 01745 812260 and at