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Friday 24th August 2018: 6:00 PM

We are excited to announce ’Funky Friday’ the Rye Intl Jazz & Blues Festival Launch Party on Friday 24th August from 6pm on the festival outdoor stage on the Kino Terrace. Come down at 6pm and enjoy a drink on us to get the party started!

Starting off the evening we are delighted to welcome festival favourite Dom Pipkin & the Ikos with their own brand of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues with a lot of funk thrown in for good measure! Dom has performed at the festival a few times over the years and he is a consummate entertainer, amazing pianist and knows his music chops! You can expect the very best blend of cutting edge New Orleans Funk and Blues with an array of foot stomping Jazz greats that will get you in the mood for a fabulous evening of live music.

Iain Rae’s Jazz Funk outfit ‘Hardlines’ perform after Dom Pipkin and we are incredibly pleased to welcome one of the coolest and Funkiest bands performing on the live music circuit today. Hardlines are a band of seasoned top professional musicians most of which have performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music business with the likes of Lisa Stansfield, Swing Out Sister, The Bee Gees, Steve Winwood, James Taylor Quartet, Wilko Johnson and many others…..who haven’t these guys worked with is the question!

Rounding off the evening we welcome the Fabulous Red Diesel to the stage; one of the funkiest bands you will ever see. They are a jazz/funk quartet with echoes of Funkadelic and the Meters, cherry topped with retro jazz vocals. Think authentic 70’s style cop show bass lines -think Chips and a soft porn soundtrack,with Barbra Streisand singing and you’re getting close. The Fabulous Red Diesel have been making their inimitable blend of original jazz/funk since 2005.

There will be a fully licensed bar and we’re starting the party off with complimentary bubbly on arrival at 6pm!

Please dig deep and make a donation to support the wonderful work our 2018 Rye Intl Jazz & Blues Festival charity partners ACT and
Music Well do within the local community.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Kino Outdoor Stage at 6pm to launch the festival in style!

Venue: Kino Outdoor Music Stage

Kino Outdoor Music Stage

This year the festival is pleased to continue alfresco jazz at the wonderful Kino cinema Terrace in the heart of Rye.

Situated in the middle of town, next to the Butter Market and St Mary’s Church, this beautiful building has been recently refurbished and transformed into one of the best boutique cinemas East Sussex has to offer, and is equipped with state-of-the-art digital high definition projection and sound equipment to ensure the highest quality viewing experience.

Kino Rye’s intimate and stylish café-bar and sunny outside courtyard is popular with film-goers and also with customers who just want to enjoy the excellent coffee, cake and other delicious offerings, many of which are supplied by local producers.

With a fantastic food menu and fully licenced bar, come relax on the Kino Terrace and enjoy some wonderful sounds.

Address & contact
Kino Rye
Lion Street (opposite the Town Hall and near St Mary’s Church)
East Sussex
TN31 7LB
Telephone: 01797 226293

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