For many people, the sound of Dave Brubeck’s Take 5 is the sound of jazz. This popular American pianist and composer who died just a few years ago did more than perhaps anyone to bring jazz into the popular mainstream, introducing a whole new generation to new sounds and unexpected rhythms. Now musician Neil Maya has put together a quartet of some of the finest musicians in the South West for The Dave Brubeck Project, an authentic programme of the best-known Dave Brubeck recordings such as It’s a Raggy Waltz, Blue Rondo a la Turk, Unsquare Dance and of course, take 5.

Let this superb quartet immerse you in these cool sounds of the late 1950s. With appearances at The Teignmouth Jazz Festival, a CD/DVD of the project and many gigs up and down the UK, The Neil Maya Quartet comes to Arts Alive highly recommended by other touring schemes. The group delivers high quality accessible music for all ages to enjoy, but with a light-hearted approach. Alongside the Dave Brubeck classics, they may include other standards and some of their own compositions.

Everyone who remembers the classic recordings of Dave Brubeck or who simply enjoys wonderful music should book tickets for the Market Theatre in Ledbury at 8pm on Saturday, February 23. To book, call the box office on 07967 517125 or visit