Trad jazz kings Apex return to Flowerfield

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ALWAYS one of the most popular acts to the take to the stage at Flowerfield Arts Centre, the Apex Jazz Band are BACK, on Friday May 10 for an 8pm show.

It has been some time since the kings of trad jazz make the trip to Portstewart with their foot-stomping mix of Dixieland jazz and fun, and patrons should be aware that tickets are starting to go fast for the show.

They’re currently on sale for £12 from reception at Flowerfield Arts Centre. You can also phone and buy your tickets now on (028) 7083 1400 using your credit or debit card.

Formed back in 1966 by trumpeter George Chambers, the band is arguably Ireland’s longest established and most successful traditional jazz outfit.

Steeped in the New Orleans tradition, the Apex has a repertoire that includes material from Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Kid Ory and many more.

Marches, spirituals, rags, blues, stomps and pop tunes from the jazz age are all presented in a balanced and entertaining programme that has made the Apex one of the most sought-after and acclaimed jazz bands in the UK.

The band has played at a host of venues and festivals over the years, including shows throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Holland, Germany and the US.