TWO of the most accomplished jazz and classical musicians to to regularly take to the stage in Scotland are heading for the Borders.

On Saturday, October 20 Anne Evans and Dick Lee will perform at Heart of Hawick for the Hawick Music Club.

Fresh from recent forays into the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where Anne performed as a member of Philip Contini's Be Happy Band and Dick with accordionist David Vernon, they make a welcome return down the A7.

In February they performed for the Hawick Music Club with Edinburgh's former Poet Laureate Ron Butlin - Anne on Flute and Alto flute, Dick on clarinet, bass clarinet and recorder.

It was a dynamic and engaging experience that left the audience craving more.

Vanda Mercer from Hawick Music Club told us: "We were left wanting the opportunity to hear more from the musicians.

"Next weekend we have that chance when Anne plays for us on piano as well as the flute and Dick plays on saxophone clarinet and recorder."

Classically educated having studied in Edinburgh, Vienna and London, Anne contrasts with husband Dick for original versions of many jazz classics.

Their concert programme ‘comes from a place where jazz and classical meet and mingle - Debussy and Scott Joplin in one corner and Benny Goodman and Frank Bridge in another’.

Dick's own concert compositions complete the mix-Pontefiore and Tarentella concluding the first half of the concert and Blues for Jimmy featuring in the second.

These will be a special treat as his compositions have been described as 'truly music of the future' by The Scotsman.

The composition 'Concerto for Bagpipes and Jazz orchestra' was held to great critical acclaim and though, for obvious reasons, won’t be heard on the night was described by The Scotsman as 'a revelation'.

Tickets for non-members, priced at £10 for adults and free for under 18s, are available from the Heart of Hawick box office on 01450 360688.