A MODERN day jazz master will be providing the entertainment at a North Wales venue next month.

North Wales Jazz will welcome New York tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart and the vibes-led Nat Steele's MJQ to pay homage to the classic 1956 Prestige album, Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet.

The concert will take place at Mold's Theatr Clwyd on Tuesday, February 11.

Born in Toronto, Grant Stewart moved to New York City at the age of 19 to study with masters such as Donald Byrd and Barry Harris, and has performed internationally with the likes of Harold Mabern, Louis Hayes, Curtis Fuller, Clark Terry, Lewis Nash, Brad Mehldau, Russell Malone, Peter Bernstein and Harry Connick Jr.

A member of the last Al Grey Sextet, he has released 16 recordings as a leader and from 2008 until 2015 was voted “rising star on the tenor” in the Downbeat Critics' Poll, and has been the subject of a high profile feature in JazzTimes magazine.

In New York, Grant can be found playing at such clubs as Smalls, the Lincoln Center, Birdland, the Jazz Standard and many more, and he has performed all over North America and Europe, as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan.

He has been a featured artist at the Guggenheim Museum's jazz series with a trio including drum legend Jimmy Cobb.

Nat Steele has emerged as a phenomenal player noted for his melodic sense and hard-swinging two-mallet approach reminiscent of the great Milt Jackson.

An established figure on the London jazz scene both as a vibraphonist and drummer, Nat has frequently performed with many home-grown jazz stars including Peter King, Bobby Wellins and Dave Newton, while his coveted regular spot at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club has seen him share the stage with world-class players from the US like Benny Green and Wynton Marsalis, and attract compliments from visiting artists Joe Locke, Jason Marsalis, Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander to name just a few.

The concert on Tuesday, February 11 gets underway at 8pm and tickets are available from Theatr Clwyd on 01352 701521, or at www.theatrclwyd.com