High-energy jazz night

Magic Hat
Magic Hat

MANCHESTER-based jazz band The Magic Hat Ensemble make their south coast debut at the Under Ground Theatre on June 3 (8pm).

Their style is to take tunes from the standard jazz repertoire and use them as a vehicle for high energy, elaborate arrangements often delivered with tongues firmly in cheek. Tipping their (magic) hats to the jazz greats along the way, the band is renowned for re-working the classics employing metric modulations, odd time-signatures and blistering solos. Tickets, £10, on 737677 or at the Tourist Centre.