JAZZ music fans in South Ayrshire are in for a real treat when the Vieux Carre Jazzmen arrive in Ayr later this month.

The group, one of England's longest-establieshed jazz bands, will play at Ayr Jazz Club's next live gig at the Fairfield Hotel in the town.

The band was formed in 1954 by James Peter Deuchar, grandson of brewery magnate James Deuchar, and has been a regular supporter of Ayr Jazz Club's events since 2012.

For their latest gig in town - taking place on Friday, August 18 - they'll be fronted by trumpeter Ian Sanderson, with the line-up completed by band leader Brian Bennett on banjo, Jim McBrearty on clarinet and vocals, drummer Paul Thomson, and two new faces brought on by band leader Brian's continuing encouragement of new young musicians in the north-east of England - Conor Emery on trombone and Adam Sams on bass guitar.

Visitors to the club are always welcome. Admission is just £10 for almost three hours of live music, starting at 7.30pm on Friday - there's no need to book, just pay at the door.

Further information is available from club chairman Stuart McLean on 01292 590773.