Span Arts’ long-running jazz monthly SpanJazz returns in earnest for 2014 with one of its biggest bookings for some time.

Renowned trumpeter Kevin Davy, of Lamb and Finlay Quaye, takes the stage at the Dingle Club, Narberth, on February 19.

In a career spanning three decades, the London-based jazz improviser, bandleader, composer and trumpeter has built up an extensive discography, which includes work ranging from musical theatre to modern jazz and contemporary music.

He is best known for recording and touring internationally with Lamb, Adam F, Two Banks of Four, as well as his own former groups, Kevin Davy Quartet and D'semble. He was awarded the Manchester Jazz musician of the year award 1992 by BBC Radio Manchester show 'The People'.

Davy tends towards the modal approach to jazz and improvised music, citing influences such as: Hannibal, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Tomas Stanko, Nils Molvaer Pederson, John Hassel, and others.

Davy has worked in jazz across musical genres in France, Switzerland and Germany, with artists such as Pibo Marquez (Venezuela), Sangoma Everett (USA), Shiek Tidiane Sek (Mali), Kresimir Debski (Warsawa, Poland), Roman Rahout (Poznan, Poland) Paul Shigihara (Germany), and Doudou Gouirand (France) to name but a few.

Davy’s trumpet has also featured on albums by The Crass Collective, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Adamski, and the Unabombers, and he’s toured with everyone from Finlay Quaye to the celebrated touring circus show Afrika Afrika.

He'll be supported on the night by a local rhythm section: Ben Mason on guitar; Gary Smart on bass; Jack Beddis on drums, and special guest player Alan Argent on tenor sax (to be confirmed).

Tickets are cheaper in advance, available from or 01834 869323. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.