The festival proudly presents the incredible jazz saxophonist and composer Courtney Pine performing his unique and ground breaking show “The House of Legends” in the stunning setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye.
No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty plus years than saxophonist Courtney Pine.
The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience.
Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots.
“In a Class of His Own” - The Times
“Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour….he still is” - The Independent
“Nothing short of breath taking” - The Telegraph
“A walking encyclopaedia of advanced saxophony” - The Guardian
Unreserved Seated £40.00
Standing and Restricted View seats £35.00
Ambience - No view £25.00
If you have purchased an Ambience - No View ticket you will be behind a pillar but still able to enjoy the sound and lighting there’s just no view of Courtney on stage.
Concerts starts 8pm - Doors open 7pm
Situated in the heart of old Rye, and providing marvelous views over the surrounding area and coast from its tower, 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. St Mary’s provides a wonderful setting for our live events throughout the festival and has hosted artists including Antonio Forcione, Sarah Jane Morris, Ian Shaw and Ola Onabule.
Facilities at St Mary’s Church
Please note all performances will have an interval of approximately 20 minutes.
St Mary’s Church
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