Ian Bowden - Festival Director
Ian is a highly motivated, experienced and creative producer.
In 2012 Ian launched the first Rye international jazz and blues festival which has been a personal ambition and vision. Now in it’s 10th year, the festival has become acknowledged as one of the best high quality boutique music festivals of its kind in the UK.
Ian continues to work on various creative plans for the future development of the festival, and a number of special events are planned for later in 2021 and well into 2022.
With over 15 years experience in the arts and entertainment industry; projects that Ian has produced have included indoor and outdoor music concerts and many corporate & charity events. His career history in this industry is particularly focused on jazz, soul and blues. Ian has worked with artists including Simply Red, Curtis Stigers, The Isley Brothers, Dionne Warwick, Randy Crawford and Amy Winehouse to name but a few.