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Saturday 27th May 2017: 8:00 PM - doors open at 7:15 PM

Rye Jazz & Blues Festival proudly present a wonderful triple bill concert with the acclaimed singer Sarah Jane Morris, Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione, and the incredible, award winning singer Liane Carroll.

We would like to thank our event sponsors for the concert StoneRock Dental Care and Fairlight Arts Trust

Sarah Jane Morris and Antonio Forcione come together in a worldwide tour to promote the launch of their collaborative album: Compared to What.

This duo have each been compared to an impressive array of musical geniuses including Janice Joplin and Tom Waits (vocally) as well as Jimi Hendrix (instrumentally) – a comparison Antonio wears with pride. Django Reinhardt also comes to mind.

In truth, Sarah Jane and Antonio are great artists in their own right. Channelling their energies together, they share audiences in Italy, Britain, and all over the world.

Together they increase their spheres of appreciation, giving loyal fans the chance to experience favourites afresh, as well as attracting new audiences with the strength and artistry of their unique partnership.

Compared to What is the result of a fruitful and varied songwriting collaboration. It covers a number of traumatic social issues and many songs of emotional intensity which reflect the urgent concern both artists feel for the tragedy of refugees.

Alongside the songs of conscience, Compared to What includes some wry comedy, also love songs and some memorable covers, notably Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan.

‘River deep, mountain high, Sarah Jane Morris has a magnificent, enormous voice’ - The Sunday Times

‘Her excellent voice soars and swoops with the agony and ecstasy of the delta and smoky Chicago clubs’ - Daily Telegraph

‘Antonio is one of the great acoustic guitarists’ - The Guardian

‘Antonio, you have a beautiful touch’ – Sir Paul McCartney

The Rye Jazz and Blues Festival welcomes back multi award winning Hastings based singer Liane Carroll to perform a very special solo set, as part of this outstanding feast of world class music.

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty- five years and is one of the UK’s greatest musical treasures. A soulful, emotive singer, she is capable of moving an audience to tears with her heart-breaking ability to inhabit a lyric or to have them jumping for joy with her breathtaking vocal virtuosity.

Her latest album The Right To Love is due for release in July 2017 and is the eagerly anticipated follow up to Seaside,
an homage to her life by the coast which won a ‘British Jazz Award’ for ‘Best New Album’, received a Parliamentary Jazz Award nomination and appeared on several ‘Best Jazz Album’ lists.

“She seems in some magical way to be made out of music” - The Observer

“She doesn’t just sing jazz, she IS Jazz… ” - Mojo Magazine

“Close to musical perfection.” - Jazzwise

“Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest.” - The Times

“Utterly brilliant.” - Time Out

Ticket Price: £30.00

Venue: St Mary’s Church

St Mary’s Church

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.

  • Licensed bar during performances
  • Unreserved theatre style seating
  • Wheelchair access

St Mary’s Church
Church Square
East Sussex
TN31 7HF

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