Rye was buzzing for five days with the sound of cool jazz, Latin grooves, racy blues and world rhythms. Packed audiences attended world class headline concerts including bassist Kyle Eastwood with his 6 piece band, singing sensations Ian Shaw and Sarah Jane Morris, Theo Jackson, Melissa James, Earl Okin, Paul Gunn and Worsted and Kasai Masai.
We hope you enjoyed the unique atmosphere of Rye and experienced an unforgettable five days of the very best in live music entertainment. Our programme for 2013 was all about having fun, relaxing and soaking up the wonderful atmosphere of Rye and the sun (with the exception of Saturday), whilst experiencing and listening to a diverse mix of great jazz influenced musical styles - and we certainly had a wonderful time!
The festival kicked off last night with 3 superb and completely different events, a jazz dinner, jazz nights and a jazz masterclass. Read the write up below and see a gallery of photos here.
Due to demand more tickets have just been released for Earl Okin's show at The George in Rye on Sunday 25 August. Seating will now include both theatre and cabaret style to increase audience capacity. More details and booking online here.