Friday 30th August: Martin Dale

Friday 30th August: Martin Dale
£3, 9pm

Martin Dale is one of the busiest and most popular saxophonists in the South West.

He runs his own quartet and appears regularly as a guest soloist. He was a member of the John Burch Octet and is also a member of the London based group “Sax Appeal” and "Jack Bruce Blues Experience".

Martin has worked on the Q.E.2 as lead alto player, backing such artists as Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark, and Tom Jones.

Martin’s Plymouth based band has worked with Jim Mullen, Roy Williams, Derek Nash, Dick Pearce, Bruce Adams, Digby Fairweather and the highly acclaimed Peter King to name but a few. Martin has also worked with the 2008 X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke.

He has recorded for the BBC on radio and television sound tracks. To date he has released 8CDs which have been played on both Radio 2,3 and Jazz FM and makes regular appearances at UK Jazz festivals, where he has performed with Lee Gibson, Alan Barnes, and Mark Nightingale.

“An outstanding Sax player” (Jazz UK magazine)
“The highlight of the weekend” (Llangollen Jazz Fest)
“The Maestro Sax player of Devon” (Western Morning News)