LIVE music is returning to a Bridport venue - with a jazz musician set to perform to audiences next week.

Andy Williamson will be bringing his soulful saxophone style to west Dorset in a performance at Bridport Arts Centre on Friday, December 11.

Mr Williamson has performed with the likes of Tom Robinson, Suggs and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. He has performed at the Bristol Jazz Festival, one of Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts and has even played at Buckingham Palace.

In addition he has played sax with the Honkin’ Hep Cats, formed the Big Buzzard Boogie Band with Ned Bennett, and also directs the Bristol Jazz Festival Chorus. He also performs with poet Matt Harvey, recently taking to the stage at the Bridport Literary Festival.

The Arts Centre is operating under comprehensive hygiene and distancing guidelines which allow it to be open in a safe way, even with Dorset under Tier 2 conditions.

Critics say that his versatile style on saxophones - alto, tenor and baritone - and vocals creates an interesting and eclectic and highly enjoyable performance, which will be complemented by Philip Clouts at the piano.

The event will take place at 8pm at the South Street venue. Tickets are £12 and are available online at

Tickets are also available to purchase in person via Bridport Tourist Information or by phone on 01308 424901.