As the Christmas season once again approaches, the Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival are delighted to announce a very special series of stunning, high quality, world class concerts in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church in Rye. We are also providing VIP Premier Packages for these special events and pre-concert dining so why not take advantage of these superb opportunities, treat yourself, your better half or get a group of friends together and make a real night of it and enjoy an early Christmas treat….well it is December after all

The first of our two confirmed special concerts combine the very best in inspirational musicianship, singing prowess and fun providing our audiences with a guaranteed wonderful night to remember for a very long time.


Thursday 8th December the Legendary and renowned Rock keyboard pioneer, maestro, composer and member of progressive rock group YES, Mr Rick Wakeman (we call him Sir) will be joining us after his extensive sell out American tour this October and November and he has prepared a very special and intimate programme for this unique performance on acoustic piano.

Rick’s solo career is both impressive and expansive producing over 100 solo albums and selling more than 50 million copies across the world.

Rick is famous for his one man shows and you can expect seriously amazing music, fun, laughter, and stories from Rick’s almost 50 years in the music business and much more.

St Mary’s is just the perfect intimate and atmospheric setting for this absolutely not to be missed event!

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This concert is kindly sponsored by StoneRock Dental Care in Hawkhurst

Rick Wakeman


Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season with us on Friday 9th December when we present a truly magical, inspirational and uplifting concert with the amazing multi-award winning London Community Choir and very special guest, the UK Queen of Soul Mica Paris.

Those that attended Mica’s sell out concert at the festival in August will vouch for what an amazing concert it was and we were utterly blown away by her performance. So much so that we just had to ask the wonderfully gifted Mica back to Rye to perform with the best Gospel Choir in the world.

Mica’s music inspiration is firmly rooted in Gospel and Soul music which started from an early age and combination of the uplifting voices and harmonies of the LCGC, the choir band and Mica Paris will without question take you to a whole new soulful level.

Expect a diverse programme of repertoire including classics such as “Oh Come All Ye Faithful”, “This Christmas”, “Little Drummer Boy” and wonderful version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” edgy funk and rhythms and Mica performing a selection of her hits and much more will leave you rocking in your shoes.

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This concert is kindly sponsored by Future Climate Info

Don’t forget to visit the wonderful Rye Christmas Festival on Saturday 10th December and enjoy the fabulous fun atmosphere of Christmas in Rye!

The image of Christmas in Rye has very kindly been donated by local photographer Debbie Sanderson

LCGC Mica Paris

Take time out to visit the many boutique shops in Rye and explore the wonderful heritage of Rye. For more information on Rye and the many things to see and do please click here

Why not stay overnight and not have to rush home? We’ve collated a list of many superb lovely places to stay in Rye so why not book an overnight stay and have a leisurely start to your next day. Click here for more information

St Marys

Posted on 11/10/2016 by Ian Bowden

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