An evening of jazz music is to be staged at Youlgrave Village Hall on Friday, October 3, from 8pm.
Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer are a saxophone and piano jazz duo, who have been playing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and originals compositions.
Based in Edinburgh, the duo has regularly and extensively toured Scotland. They have embarked on many rural tours, often bringing jazz for the first time to remote communities, performing in intimate settings.
The beautiful Scottish scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many pieces of music by Ian.
The exciting new endeavour Jazz in the Village will take them even further up and down the country playing in villages all over Britain.
Dominic said: “We have been very successful at transforming the village halls into an intimate cabaret style jazz club setting with low lighting and candles on the tables. We now have very many fond memories of wonderful evenings in halls around the country where the reception we have received and audience comments have been fantastic.”
Ian added: “Our experience of playing in halls up and down the country has been amazing and the acoustics in most of the halls are superb. We have experienced a warm and friendly atmosphere where the audiences know each other, creating truly inspirational settings for some wonderful evenings.”
Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it.
Bring your own bottle to the venue. Tickets are available online at yvh.orguk/jazz or from Hollands Butchers in Youlgrave for £7.50. Proceeds from the concert will go to raising funds for the village hall.