We proudly present an intimate concert with Ashley Henry at St Mary’s church, Rye on Monday 30th August 2021 at the 10th annual festival in Rye.
“My music is a straight-up reflection of who I am; London in all its mixed-up glory. The immigrant in me has musical roots traced back to the 1940’s, so it’s important my music reflects that jazz narrative across different genres and generations”.
His latest album ‘Beautiful Vinyl Hunter’ has been NOMINATED FOR BBC 6 MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2019 a powerful statement as the only Jazz Album to feature across the 2019 nominations.
The album offers a journey into the visionary mind of one of UK’s most creative talents, the highly anticipated material draws on a brew of influences - jazz, beats, hip-hop, and grime. With amazing collaborations Makaya McCraven, Moses Boyd, Cinematic Orchestra, Judi Jackson, Keyon Harrold & Jaimie Branch.
“It’s just incredible” Giles Peterson
“A triumph in every sense” Clash Magazine
“The ultimate piano player” Evening Standard
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St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our Rye headline concerts throughout the year and we are proud to have hosted artists including Jose Feliciano, Courtney Pine, Kandace Springs, Eric Bibb, Nigel Kennedy, KT Tunstall, Mica Paris, Kyle Eastwood and Joan Armatrading. We’re sure you’ll love the venue as much as our artist’s have loved performing here!
Situated in the heart of the citadel, St Mary’s has stood for the best part of 1000 years and is home to the oldest still-functioning pendulum clock in the country . It has some fine stained glass, including a window designed by the pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones in the north aisle and offers breathtaking views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower.
St Mary’s Church, Church Square
Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HF
Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes. The church has no dedicated toilet facilities and we thank our friends at Kino Cinema (one minute walk) for allowing our concert attendees to use their facilities.
We would like to thank the staff & volunteers at St Mary’s Church for their support and assistance at the concerts.
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