So much musical talent in one place

Oete Willson Quartet at Eastbourne's Under Ground Theatre
Oete Willson Quartet at Eastbourne's Under Ground Theatre

The Deux Johns Orchestra and the Pete Willson Quartet will wow audiences at the Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre on Saturday (April 6).

The Deux Johns Orchestra is famed for playing ‘Open Jazz’ - emphasising freedom of expression through their tunes, rather than a specific genre.

Although - only formed in 2011 the group is already being hailed as one of the top jazz outfits in the south. It comprises six talented and remarkable musicians; John Trelawney (Curtis) who plays violin, trumpet and flugelhorn and has played in top class jazz venues and festivals and for the BBC Jazz Club; John Hurn who has toured extensively with his magnificent guitar playing; Marcus Weekes who plays the trombone but is also a writer and composer; Dave Uden on drums; Wayne Windmill on string bass and Carl Cassidy on keyboards and clarinet.

The Pete Willson Quartet is an equally talented and popular local band and has a repertoire that stems from great traditional jazz through to modern jazz numbers.

They include many Latin and pop numbers in their set, but specially feature many of the songs from the Great American Songbook i.e. songs by composers like George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.

The band members are singer Linda Frances, Trevor Sheldrake on tenor saxophone, James Asher on drums and Pete piano.

The show starts 7.30pm, bar and coffee-bar 7.15pm. Tickets, £6.50, call John Trelawny on 01323 890584 or 07719731409.