Join us at the Devil Rye for our late night jazz sessions where you can relax and unwind listening to superb live music. There will be a fully licensed bar available and snacks to also enjoy with doors opening at 10.30pm with music until 1.00pm.
This is a rare chance to hear and see the legendary Jazz singer Earl Okin live!
Earl will be performing a selection of songs from the Great American and Great Brazilian Songbooks, and there’ll be one or two of his own songs not forgetting his famous vocal trumpet solos.
Added to all of this is his humour, sophisticated and witty enough to have made him perhaps the leading music & comedy act on the unforgiving London Alternative Comedy Circuit!
Earl Okin a ‘Musical Genius & Reluctant Sex Symbol’ is a seasoned performer that has travelled the world extensively and has performed at many of the most famous international festivals and at all the major London venues including The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The London Palladium, Wembley Arena, The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and The Barbican.
Earl has appeared alongside everyone from Paul McCartney and Van Morrison to Benny Carter, Stephane Grappelli and Cleo Laine. He has entertained the Queen and Princess Margaret.
Demand will be high for this late night session so we encourage you to book early!
Ticket Price £10.00
Booking fee applies
Earl Okin is one of the world’s finest songwriters and musicians. He plays a variety of genres from Pop and Rock to Jazz, from Bossa Nova to Ballads….
Hugely melodic and always based on musically satisfying chord sequences.
His more recent songs are often in the genre of such classic songwriters such as Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Gershwin etc. These are all among Earl’s heroes, though his first influence was the music of Puccini and Verdi, still major loves in Earl’s life.
Earl was first signed to the same company as The Beatles, recording at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1967.
“You are quite a genius you are - you have managed to find a niche in Cabaret I have never seen nor heard before - you are simply brilliant. Hard to categorise - musician/comedian or what - I guess you are anything the audience wants to categorise you as long as they book you. One must see you in person to “get you” - even though your musicianship is fantastic!!! Your guitar and especially piano playing is thrilling in all the genres! One thing I gleaned from your performance is that one must “experience you” - live - “where you live - you need an audience! Those little nuances you have in your “kit” needs people to experience them..”
BUDDY BREGMAN (Legendary producer/arranger of the Ella Fitzgerald ‘Songbook’ series, who has worked with just about everybody..from Sammy Davis Jr. to Bing Crosby)
The Devil in Rye is a new casual and relaxed dining restaurant concept by the Ambrette team.
Dev Biswal proudly presents a venue that serves hand - picked, fresh, produce from the local markets. The menu features fresh seafood, luscious green vegetables and superior quality meats.
The restaurant also serves homemade cakes, speciality teas and coffees and tasty snacks. A lot of thought is given to offer a healthy menu for children.
The service style is casual and the food is meant for feasting and sharing.
Food arrives as it is cooked and there is no regimented sequence for courses. Table reservations as well as walk in customers are accepted.
The restaurant boasts a large glass walled conservatory which overlooks our own fruit and herb kitchen garden at the foot of the famous historic 14th century Rye monastery.
6 High Street, Rye,
East Sussex, TN31 7JE
T: 01797 226115
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