Rye Jazz presents the finest in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk, Contemporary and Crossover Music

Rye Jazz presents the finest in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Funk, Contemporary and Crossover Music

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Welcome to Rye!

Welcome to Rye!

Tickets are selling fast for the eighth annual Rye International jazz and blues festival which is taking place from Thursday 22nd - Monday 26th August and encompasses the bank holiday weekend. This year’s programme includes superb intimate world class headline concerts which are staged in the stunning setting of St Mary’s Church and plenty of fantastic free music on the dedicated outdoor music stage which is located at the Kino Cinema Terrace within the heart of Rye in Lion Street. These events create a wonderful vibrant fun atmosphere and there will also be refreshments, food and bars serving your favourite drinks throughout each day. Expect the very best in jazz, blues, RnB, Soul, Folk, Roots, Latin, Cuban and contemporary music performances on the outdoor stage with performances taking place on Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August plus lots of live music at our many fringe venues in Rye.

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2019 Concerts in Rye Announced

2019 Concerts in Rye Announced

We are delighted to announce three of our confirmed spring concerts in early May as well as a handful of our August headline artists; all taking place in the stunning setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye. Early May bank holiday we present a series of eclectic concerts from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May. Opening the series is the ‘Godfather’ of bossa nova and Brazilian music the legendary Sergio Mendes. American jazz singer and instrumentalist Madeleine Peyroux has been confirmed for Saturday 4th May. Sunday 5th May we have 'An Audience with Jimmy Webb'. Looking ahead to the August festival we are delighted to announce Beverley Knight, Bluesman Lucky Peterson, Kansas Smitty's House Band and Richard Thompson.

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