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Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival: Thursday 21 - Monday 25 August 2014



The George in Rye plays host to an outstanding range of ticketed professional concerts and free afternoon Courtyard Jazz sessions throughout the festival period.


The Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival is delighted to offer an exclusive 15% discount ticket offer to Dragon Card holders for its headline performances.


Free afternoon jazz sessions will also take place in the Courtyard at The George. The Courtyard Sessions take place from 3.00pm - 5.00pm on Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th August.


GEORGE DRAGON TICKET OFFER
To receive your 15% discount offer, please book your tickets through the festival website at www.ryejazz.com and click on the BUY TICKETS ONLINE BUTTON which will take you to the kiosk. Choose the tickets that you would like to purchase and where prompted enter the following promotional code TGD14; you will automatically receive your 15% discount when your transaction is made.


Ticketed professional concerts at The George in Rye take place in the stunning setting of the Ballroom, which is transformed into an intimate jazz club environment. There is a bar facility available. Why not take the opportunity to have a pre-concert meal in The George Grill or The George Tap to make the evening complete?


FRIDAY 22 AUGUST - JULIA BIEL & BAND
PERFORMANCE: 7.30PM
TICKET PRICE: £14.00

A critically acclaimed international performer and self-taught musician and producer JULIA BIEL is known to accompany herself on either electric guitar or piano and is backed by her all-star rhythm section, Idris Rahman (bass) and Saleem Raman (drums), currently drawing on material from her eagerly anticipated forthcoming album and beyond.


SATURDAY 23 AUGUST - KITTY LAROAR & LUCKY VICTIMS
PERFORMANCE: 8.00PM
TICKET PRICE: £14.00
It will be hard to take your eyes of this stunningly talented singer, songwriter and performer. The members of the band are DAMN HOT too and boast a selection of outstanding top draw musicians. Kitty LaRoar is a Lucky Victim and so is Nick of Time who is one hell of a pianist.

Kitty and Nick are joined by trumpeter Andy Davies and acclaimed bassist Adam King. This cool cocktail of outstanding musicians is set to have you begging for more…


SUNDAY 24 AUGUST - HERBIE FLOWERS ALL STARS - JAZZ BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST FROM 10.00AM - PERFORMANCE FROM 11.00AM - 1.00PM
TICKET PRICE INCLUDING BREAKFAST: £25.00
Back by popular demand and a Sunday morning tradition at the Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival is the Herbie Flowers Jazz Breakfast. 2014 sees Herbie perform with his ALL STAR line-up featuring along with Herbie Flowers on Bass, Neil Angilley on Piano, Charlotte Glasson on Saxophone & Flute and Chris Spedding on Guitar.

Herbie always gives a hearty serving of the special kind of breakfast that gets all the Kool Kats hungry, with Sunday papers, a full English breakfast, this ever popular session of irresistible jazz has all the ingredients for the perfect Sunday morning chill out.


SUNDAY 24 AUGUST - EARL OKIN IN CABARET
PERFORMANCE: 7.30PM
TICKET PRICE: £12.00
Earl Okin... Musical Genius & Sex Symbol is back due to popular demand. He is one of those truly unique performers that one comes across very rarely but, for that very reason, he is almost impossible to describe. Sold out within seconds in 2013! Not to be missed!

He is one of the world's finest male Jazz singers, specializing in the classic era of Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael etc, and accompanying himself at the piano and guitar. Also, he is famous for his legendary 'vocal trumpet' solos. Last but not least, Earl specializes in Bossa Nova...including his own songs written in that style.


MONDAY 25 AUGUST - CLAIRE MARTIN & JOE STILGOE
PERFORMANCE TIME: 3.30PM
TICKET PRICE: £18.00
A World-Class Vocal Pairing': We are delighted to welcome the unique vocal pairing of both Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing brings together their love of the Great American Songbook and showcases Joe's brilliant song-writing talent. Expect brand new originals, alongside stylish reworking's of much loved and lesser known classics from writers such as; Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Noel Coward, Harold Arlen and Rodgers and Hart.



OTHER MUST ATTEND OUTSTANDING CONCERTS


ANTONIO FORCIONE DUO
FRIDAY 22 AUGUST - ST MARY'S CHURCH RYE
PERFORMANCE TIME: 7.30PM
TICKET PRICE: £18.00
Antonio Forcione & Adriano Adewale - A 'World-Class' & 'Breath-Taking' Duo Performance
The award-winning Antonio Forcione; acoustic guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and talented artist, is a highly charismatic and inventive performer. He breaks the mould of most conventional, popular guitar sounds, be it in the field of jazz, Spanish, African, Brazilian or improvised music.


JASON REBELLO QUARTET WITH GUEST SOUL SINGER JOY ROSE

SATURDAY 23 AUGUST - THE JAZZ LOUNGE
PERFORMANCE TIME: 7.30PM
TICKET PRICE: £20.00

Jason Rebello is joined by special guest soul singer Joy Rose for this outstanding headline festival concert. If your music tastes are rooted in cool soulful jazz and fusion, then you have found your 'Dream Ticket' for the festival.

Classically trained but inspired by Herbie Hancock, Jason Rebello first came to the attention of one of the founders of jazz fusion, Weather Report' saxophonist Wayne Shorter in the early 1990's.

He was one of the forerunners of the modern jazz resurgence of that period. Jason produced a further two albums by the end of the decade and toured extensively with his own band in the UK and internationally before he was invited by Sting to join his band.


SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET
SUNDAY 24 AUGUST - THE JAZZ LOUNGE
PERFORMANCE TIME: 7.30PM
TICKET PRICE: £16.00
Modern jazz at its finest. Simon Spillett is an award winning British saxophonist as is recognised and acknowledged as one of the most distinctive musicians on the current UK jazz scene.

The Simon Spillett Quartet includes British jazz royalty; pianist John Critchinson was a member of Ronnie Scott's band for eighteen years; bassist Alec Dankworth is the heir to of the most respected musical dynasties in the UK and drummer Trevor Tomkins has an impressive CV boasting work with Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz and Blossom Dearie, among many others.

For more information you can also call the festival box office on 01892 661906 or email the festival directly on: tickets@ryejazz.com