If the Canadian singer Matt Dusk hadn't got acquainted with the music of Sarah Vaughan and Tony Bennett when he was eighteen, the visitors of North Sea Jazz 2006 would've missed a fantastic new crooner. Before Dusk had heard the music of these two legendary vocalists, he had planned to devote his life to opera and the art of classical song. So we should be grateful to Bennett and Vaughan, for Dusk is a coming man who's in the process of procuring a spot on the stage next to kindred souls like Jamie Cullum, Peter Cincotti and Michael Bublé. The 42 string section of the Royal Philharmonic that can be heard on his first major release Two Shots is just one example of the fact that Dusk doesn't like to do things by halves. His new album Back in Town, recorded by the one and only Al Schmitt, is another pinnacle in his career. Sammy Nestico, Count Basie's house arranger, is one of the many big names who turn this record into a first class happening. The fact that all these people are willing to contribute to Dusk's efforts, underlines his talent.