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Outstanding Jazz Artists To Play At Down Arts Centre
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Down Arts Centre is delighted to welcome one of Northern Ireland’s leading jazz musicians, David Lyttle, with his band and special guest, American trumpet player Terell Stafford, on Friday 20 June at 8pm.

World class jazz musician Terell will be playing at the Down Arts Centre.

World class jazz musician Terell will be playing at the Down Arts Centre.

David Lyttle is an Irish drummer, songwriter, producer and owner of Lyte Records. First heard on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Introducing’ and brought to millions by a Channel 4 TV campaign with HMV in 2012, his hiphop/soul album, Interlude,  has been described by the Daily Mirror as ‘incredible’ and by MOBO as ‘exceptional’.

David began performing professionally at the age of four in his family folk group, The Lyttle Family, and has gone on to be described as a ‘one-man industry’ for his work as a performer, producer and record label owner.

His collaborations in jazz, hip-hop and dance music range from jazz legend Jean Toussaint to Mercury-nominated rapper Soweto Kinch to Irish recording artist Duke Special.

Top Irish jazz musician David Lyttle will perform in Downpatrick with his band.

Top Irish jazz musician David Lyttle will perform in Downpatrick with his band.

After touring Interlude in Ireland, Britain and the US in 2012 and 2013, David is now working on his fourth album, which will feature collaborations with artists from a range of genres.

A top-tier modern day icon of jazz, David’s special guest, trumpeter Terell Stafford combines lyricism and a deep love of melody with a spirited, adventurous edge.

This uniquely expressive musical talent allows Stafford the ability to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors with a voice that is all his own.  Stafford’s associations include Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall.

David Lyttle and his band members will guide you through a programme of popular standards and originals combining a lively mix of ‘up tempo’ numbers and warm soulful ballads.

To purchase tickets (£12 / £10 concession) and for further information on any Down Arts Centre events, please contact the box office on 028 4461 0747. The complete Down Arts Centre Season Programme is available to download at :

 www.downartscentre.com

(This event is presented by Moving on Music.)