A SAXOPHONIST who has played on records with Ray Charles and Paul McCartney is tuning up for an appearance at Marsden Jazz Festival.
Snake Davies joins a host of top names in the jazz world for the forthcoming festival, now in its 18th year.
Established artists such as Georgie Fame, Ben Crosland, Mike Walker and Iain Ballamy will play alongside newer artists at the festival which runs from October 9 to 11.
Also joining the playlist are pianist Alcyona Mick with Blink, Nicolas Meier joined on stage by Gilad Atzmon, The Haggis Horns and award-winning vocalist Ian Shaw.
While The New Stream presents cutting edge gigs including Stuart McCallum, trio VD, If Destroyed Still True, Ruby Wood and The Hitmen make up more than 200 acts appearing.
Musician Snake Davis is delighted to be back performing in the village again.
He has played on tracks for more than 20 top bands and artists including Tom Jones and George Michael and is the regular saxophonist on Tonight With Jonathan Ross.
He said: “Believe me, I’d 100 times rather be at the wonderful Marsden Jazz Festival than play at some of the top international venues with a 50,000 seating capacity.
“I have fond memories of our show there in 2008. The whole ‘alpine’ village of Marsden was soaked in a friendly, celebratory love of and desire for great music and a great time.”
Contact the box office on 01484 430528 or visit www.marsdenjazzfestival.com for tickets, line-up and more information.