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Three World Class Artists - Rye Jazz
20th April 2017
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Spring is most certainly in the air, and at the end of May, so will be the sound of exceptional music in Rye.
Rye jazz festival presents three stunning, intimate and high quality concerts at the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye East Sussex on 25-27 May.
On Friday 26 May, the highly acclaimed American jazz singer, and Grammy-nominated Stacey Kent, performs with her outstanding band. Stacey will be performing songs from her latest album, 'Tenderly' in addition to material from the great American songbook.
Stacey is one of the most respected singers of her generation, and sell’s out concerts internationally. She is no stranger to the UK and spends her time in both in the US and the UK, and this event is kindly partnered by Specifa financial services.
Saturday 27 May, features a stunning double bill contemporary concert, with two of the most talented singers, Sarah Jane Morris, and Liane Carroll, both of whom have strong connections to nearby Hastings.
Joining Sarah Jane, will be performing with the award winning Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione, and will be playing songs from their new collaborative album Compared To What, released in Autumn 2016.
Sarah Jane Morris, who straddles rock, blues, jazz and soul with a goose bump-raising four octave range that rumbles from the heels of her size eight shoes to the tips of her flame-red mane, and was famed for her association with the Communards in the mid-80s and infamous for a banned rendition of the classic Me and Mrs Jones,
‘River deep, mountain high, Sarah Jane Morris has a magnificent, enormous voice’ - The Sunday Times
Liane will be opening the concert with a solo performance, performing a stunning and eclectic programme, all of which will be presented in her own unique and captivating style.
‘Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest’ - The Times, ‘Utterly brilliant’ - Time Out
Liane is one of the most exceptional singers, songwriters and pianist, and you can expect songs from her wonderful album ‘Seaside’ and much more. This concert is kindly partnered by StoneRock Dental Care in Hawkhurst.
To book tickets and to find out more visit RyeJazz