NEXT Thursday sees the curtain go up on Rye’s five day Jazz Festival.
Dave Silk and the Jazz Nights Ensemble perform at the Mermaid Inn on Thursday 22 with a stellar line-up of musicians, singers and special guests from London.
Also on Thursday, top drummer Ralph Salmins holds a drum and bass masterclass which is free to under 16’s. Theo Jackson’s trio launch a spectacular series of performances at the George on Friday 23. This young talented musician comes hot off the heels of a highly successful UK-wide tour. Kasai Masai play world music at St Mary’s Church on Monday. Virtuoso bassist Kyle Eastwood headlines with his band at Rye College on Saturday. For full details and tickets go to www.ryejazz.com.