Temperatures may be dropping as the year moves on – but things will be hotter than ever at Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club when they host two gigs in a row in October.

Following last Saturday’s highly successful return visit by the Leeds-based Big Easy Swing Band, this weekend will see the club welcoming some brand new faces to St Augustine’s, this time from north of the border.

On Saturday 12 October Edinburgh clarinettist and band leader extraordinaire Hamish McGregor brings his tribute to the big hitters of the British trad jazz revival to Darlington. He’ll perform his acclaimed ‘Ball, Barber and Bilk’ show on his iconic white clarinet and feature solos from Colin Steele on trumpet and Dave Batchelor on trombone. The show spotlights many of the trad jazz hits from the 50s and 60s made famous by the bands of Kenny Ball, Chris Barber and the charismatic Mr Acker Bilk.

Darlington New Orleans Jazz Club’s world-class gigs come at a very local price of just £10 per person on the door, and there’s no charge for young people 15 and under. The Club meets at St Augustine’s Parish Centre, Larchfield Street, Darlington, where there’s plenty of free onsite parking. Doors open at noon for a 12:30pm start.

If you don’t want to drive, the Parish Centre is just a short walk from the bus stops on Tubwell Row and Darlington railway station. For more information go to www.darlingtonjazz.co.uk