ONE of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today and a man at the forefront of the British jazz movement, Derek Nash, will headline at the Edenbridge Motor Show & Music Festival on Sunday, September 9.
Derek has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, has led Sax Appeal for over 30 years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion.
He has recorded three solo CDs and the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Derek performs approaching 100 gigs per year, including for 65,000 people at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium and for over 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival, where he was a featured soloist, and he also appears on the last seven CDs. He has performed live and on TV with such greats as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Sir Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox, Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Madeleine Peyroux, Roger Daltrey, David Sanborn, Eddi Reader and Tom Jones.
Derek is sharing the limelight at Gabruiels Farm on the ourksirts of Edenbridge with acclaimed soul singer Noel McCalla.
Support will come from the Don’t Ask, the Lonnigan Brothers skiffle band, and Edenbridge Town Band with the Forge Singers.
The Motor Show, organised by Eden Valley Chamber of Commerce, runs from 10am-5pm and will feature beer tent, food court, monster trucks, side stalls and trade stands and children’s activities.
Parking is free and admission is £5; children under 14 with adult free.