Rye Jazz Festival is back with top line-up of acts

Claire Martin SUS-140514-091324001
Claire Martin SUS-140514-091324001

RYE International Jazz Festival is set to get the town swinging again this summer.

Organiser Ian Bowden confirmed this week that the festival will return for its third year from Thursday 21 - Monday 25 August, over the bank holiday weekend.

Top performers already confirmed include Claire Martin OBE and Jason Rebello as well as the return of festival favourite Herbie Flowers, who will play with his All Stars.

Ian said: “The festival is boutique and compact by design offering variety and intimacy with live performances taking place at an array of venues.

“As always the festival will feature a range of outstanding professional concerts presenting established and emerging talent. Music genres will include Jazz, Blues, Soul, Latin and Fusion.

Jason Rebello is one of the most respected pianists and composers of our generation who has worked extensively with Sting, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and many other big names in the music industry.

The festival programme includes free Butter Market semi-acoustic performances, free street entertainment and a cutting edge modern twist on a New Orleans Marching Band.

The main outdoor performance stage at The Ypres Castle Inn presents a range of superb regional and local musicians performing Jazz, Blues, RnB, Soul and Funk over the festival weekend. This year a dedicated performance music venue called the Melting Pot will be a highlight, where great live performances will take place during the day and late into the evening.

More information will be profiled on the festival website later in May where you will also be able to purchase tickets.

Please go to: www.ryejazz.com.