The Rye International Jazz Festival has been created to benefit the inhabitants, community groups and businesses of Rye. Our vision is to establish a long term and sustainable festival for the future. Our festival plans are modest and manageable and offer a range of events that will bring diversity and inclusion to Rye.
In order to deliver all aspects of the festival , we have established a team of highly professional and experienced individuals to manage the overall planning, development and delivery of our programme. The core management team have had many years of experience in managing and organising live music events. The combination of these skills and experience will allow the festival to be managed to the highest quality and standard.
In addition to this, the festival has created a local team of volunteers, music enthusiast’s and advisors that form part of the festivals local steering and advisory team.
We would like to thank the entire team for their commitment, passion and for sharing the vision that we have created from the outset.
Ian Bowden: Festival Director
Tim Cocking: Marketing & Strategy Advisor
Vicki Haxton: Operations & On-line Publicity
John Bryant: Technical & Logistics Manager
Festival Advisor: Dave Silk
Margaret Carr: Artists Support and Venue Coordinator
Pamela Wilson: Event Coordinator
Roger Crouch: Event Manager
Hugh Kermode: Media/Press & Creative Advisor
Financial Controller: Colin Stevenson
Geoff Boudreau: Event Coordinator
John Izod: Festival Advisor
Alan Sinden: Event Coordinator
Neale East: Festival Advisor
We would like to thank all the individuals and companies that have been kind enough to support and embrace our vision for our festival plans. For full details of our festival parters please go to the Partners page