TOP Italian alto and soprano saxist Tommaso Starace brings a sparkling, joyful approach to his playing, as jazz fans will discover when he gigs at North Devon Jazz Club in The Beaver, Appledore on December 7. To quote the evocative words of Italian jazz

TOP Italian alto and soprano saxist Tommaso Starace brings a sparkling, joyful approach to his playing, as jazz fans will discover when he gigs at North Devon Jazz Club in The Beaver, Appledore on December 7.

To quote the evocative words of Italian jazz critic Vittorio Franchini, "his sax is filled with voices, it sings of gaiety, but at the same time there are moments of misty melancholy that give way to a saga of old songs."

As a bonus, Tommaso will be joined by ace pianist Craig Milverton with his trio.

The evening kicks off at 8.30 p.m., and entry will be free (although a collection will be taken for the band).

For a meal booking phone (01237) 474822, and for more details of the gig and the Club phone Peter Hames on (01237) 421065.