AN evening of top quality jazz will be served up at the Ilminster Arts Centre next month.

The musical Hors d’oeuvre, main course plus pudding will come piping hot from The Matt Carter Quintet.

This quintet is the complete package – a group of super-talented young musicians who are busy making a name for themselves on the UK jazz circuit.

On Friday, November 2, they present an evening of mainstream jazz at Ilminster Arts Centre.

This is a chance to catching these rising stars before they hit the stratosphere.

Led by Matt Carter on piano, the band line-up features vocalist Leigh Coleman (considered to be one of the finest soul singers in the UK), bass player Tom Drewett, drummer Luca Caruso and Jonny Ford on tenor sax.

In their capable hands - and vocal chords - this will be an evening of enjoyable swinging jazz, uplifting songs and skilfully crafted solos.

Matt Carter is studying jazz piano at the Royal Academy of Music, but is already a seasoned performer, having performed with artists such as Joss Stone, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight and Angelo Starr, as well as jazz legends including Alan Barnes, Brendon Allen and Greg Abate.

Leigh Coleman is a UK based soul singer and songwriter, performing with Joss Stone and more recently Lack of Afro.

He has written and co-written many songs that have been played on Radio 2 and Radio 6 music.

His distinctive sound adapts well to a jazz setting, and he has been singing with the band since it was formed.

Jonny Ford is studying along with Matt at The Royal Academy of Music and is a prodigious talent on tenor sax.

Tickets cost £15 (pre-show supper £15 at 7pm,.

Tickets must be pre-booked) and are bookable in advance from the Arts Centre in person, or from the Box Office on 01460 54973.