Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae

Posted 07/08/2018 by Ian Bowden

Tickets are selling fast for this incredibly special concert as Grammy Award-winning British songstress and guitarist Corinne Bailey Rae is set to delight the audience at the iconic De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea on Friday 7th September. Don't miss this unique performance.

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2017 Summer Festival draws to a close

2017 Summer Festival draws to a close

Posted 30/08/2017 by Ian Bowden

The streets were alive with live music and carnival spirit in Rye over the festival weekend. Audiences were treated to the sounds of the best Jazz, Blues, Swing, Funk and Latin music. There was a real party atmosphere as music lovers, families and friends experienced the free street music at the Kino Cinema outdoor performance stage and the Georgian Butter Market venue. Local suppliers cooled down the crowd and we hope you enjoyed the diabolically delectable Gin by Mayfield Sussex Hop Gin and the wonderful bar from Harvey's.

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Nigel Kennedy plays Hendrix at Brighton Dome

Nigel Kennedy plays Hendrix at Brighton Dome

Posted 29/06/2016 by Ian Bowden

Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival proudly presents Nigel Kennedy Plays Hendrix for a very special exclusive UK concert at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall this November. ​The world’s biggest selling classical Violinist of all time, maestro and maverick Nigel Kennedy performs the music of Jimi Hendrix for a very special exclusive UK concert at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall this November.

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SKY ARTS GUITAR STARS PERFORM AT KINO CINEMA FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

SKY ARTS GUITAR STARS PERFORM AT KINO CINEMA FRIDAY 26 AUGUST

Posted 17/08/2016 by Ian Bowden

A veritable guitar feast of free music takes place at the Kino Cinema outdoor stage on Friday 26th August from 7.00pm with Sky Arts Guitar Stars. We are delighted to welcome Blues guitarist and finalist Steve Morrison and Jazz Fusion guitarist and winner of the 2016 Guitar Star Zayn Mohammed who also performed at Latitude Festival earlier this year.

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A special jazz brew that hits all the right notes!

A special jazz brew that hits all the right notes!

Posted 07/08/2016 by Ian Bowden

Our friends and official brewery partners The Old Dairy Brewery have masterfully crafted a must try special festival beer called the ‘Jazz Top’ 4.6% Pale Ale. Be sure to ask for a pint or bottle of this fabulous festival beer and enter into the spirit of the jazz festival! You will be able to find ‘Jazz Top’ and other wonderful Old Dairy beers at many venues within Rye. The ‘Jazz Top’ and another brewery favourite ‘Gold Top’ will be served at a dedicated outdoor bar at Kino Cinema Terrace where fabulous free live music is taking place from lunchtime onwards on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August.

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2016 Festival Programme

2016 Festival Programme

Posted 28/06/2016 by Ian Bowden

Welcome to Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival 2016 taking place from 25th to 29th August in beautiful Rye. This year the number of events are more compact and include a bijou and intimate series of free and ticketed presentations that will provide wonderful variety. Headline artists include the UK's very own Queen of Soul Mica Paris and Jazz singers Liane Carroll and Joe Stilgoe. Tickets for these headline events are now on sale. More acts and our fringe programme will be announced over the coming days.

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Curtis Stigers live in Tunbridge Wells 20 July

Curtis Stigers live in Tunbridge Wells 20 July

Posted 22/06/2016 by Ian Bowden

Hot on the heels of his sell out shows at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London and much anticipated performance at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival in association with the Assembly Hall Theatre proudly present an outstanding live concert with Curtis Stigers one of the most respected and acclaimed jazz singers of his generation. Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience an evening of exceptional jazz talent.

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