* Much is made of Oxford’s ever-burgeoning music scene, with regular reference to the big guns who have put our city on the musical map.

But it is all too easy to overlook the achievements of musicians outside the worlds of rock and pop.

One such artist is saxophonist Adam Waldmann.

This Summertown lad is one of the UK’s most interesting and accomplished new jazz artists and his band, Kairos 4tet, picked up a MOBO award for Best Jazz Act.

Their 2011 second album, Statement of Intent, was voted second in Mojo magazine’s albums of the year poll. A Mercury Prize is surely also on the cards Unlike many local artists, Adam, who now lives on Cowley Road, is not the product of a pricy private education, but is a former Cherwell School pupil, making him an inspiration to a whole generation of budding musicians who might also be tempted to try their hand at jazz.

Tomorrow, Adam, pianist Ivo Neame, drummer Jon Scott and bassist Jasper Høiby play St John the Evangelist Church, in Iffley Road, in a show in conjunction with Oxford’s Spin Jazz Club.

The night will see them premiere new material, including a collaboration with old Cherwell School mate and actor Rupert Friend (Homeland, The Young Victoria), who wrote the lyrics on the group’s most recent album, the critically-acclaimed Everything We Hold.

They will be joined by singer Emilia Martensson.

The band effortlessly bridge the gap between classic and contemporary jazz, with heavy grooves, beautiful structures and virtuoso musicianship, with a genius for improvisation.

Adam told us: “It’s great to be playing on home turf in such a lovely venue. It is also the closest venue to where I live, which is handy.

“We will also be, subtly, incorporating some electronic elements for the first time, so should be interesting.” He added: “I am really happy to be engaging our music with my local community. A lot of the new material is inspired by the last year in Oxford as a new dad. I am averaging four hours sleep a night at the moment, with the little one, so will probably be sporting some rather fetching bags under my eyes.”

Tickets are £15 from wegotickets.com or the Truck Store, Cowley Road.