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Saturday 24th August 2019: From 2pm

We welcome back The Drawtones to the festival on the outdoor stage from 2pm on Saturday afternoon.

The Drawtones are one of the UK’s fastest rising British Hammond Organ jazz and funk bands and will be performing wonderfully arranged jazz & funk organ classics with influences including Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff, Lou Donaldson, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock and many more…

Grab yourself a drink and sink yourself into Saturday afternoon in style!

The festival gratefully acknowledges the very kind support of private individuals, patrons and companies which have supported these free events in 2019 including the Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Chalk Cliff Trust, Rother District Council, UBI International, Pets Pyjamas, Benenden Hospital Trust, Harvey’s Of Lewis, Beside The Sea Holiday Cottages, Space Co Working, The Gallivant, Country Property Group, Rush Witt & Wilson Estate Agents, Heringtons Solicitors, PizzaExpress Live, Wilson Wilson & Hancock, Booker & Best Ltd, Eye Dream, Bramley & Teal Holiday Cottages, Reeds Rains Estate Agents, JD Architects, Stamco Building Supplies, Hastings International Piano Festival and MRA Associates.

Artist: The Drawtones

Listen to The Drawtones

The Drawtones are one of the UK’s fastest rising British Hammond Organ jazz and funk bands. With their debut collaborative album “Down the Line” performed with jazz award winning saxophonist Derek Nash.

Rod Pooley - Hammond Organ
Julian Nicholas - Saxophone
Andy Williams - Guitar
Daniel Dotor - Bass
Jessica Dann - Drums

The Drawtones have debut shows at Pizza Express Maidstone and The Hideaway in London this year along with the release of their debut album back in March 2017. It will not be long before you hear their top class musicianship which will explain their incredible success to date.

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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