Rottingdean Jazz Festival – August 22-25

ra-jazz-festival-2014-p1This was the first JAZZ FESTIVAL that had been organised in Rottingdean, consisting of 11 events in various village venues, including The Plough and Queen Vic pubs, Beyond Design and Molly’s Cafés, the Village Hall and the Rottingdean Terraces Stage.

All the events that took place attracted great public support and all the evening concerts were sold out. On Monday, August 25, because of the awful weather, we had to cancel the Bex Jazz Duo performance at Molly’s Café on the seafront and also Mark Bassey paying Basie on the Terraces Stage. However, we managed to relocate the Mark Bassey Band to the Village Hall and, despite the terrible rain, the hall was full to enjoy a very fine concert.

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Update On Jazz Festival Tickets

The four ticketed concerts are SOLD OUT:
Bobby Wellins – Friday 8pm
Jazz Spectacular – Saturday 7.30pm
Herbie Flowers – Sunday 7.30pm
Ronnie Scott’s – Monday 8.00pm

If wet the concerts scheduled for the Rottingdean Terraces Stage on Sunday and Monday at 3pm will be held in the Village Hall.

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STOP PRESS – THE JAZZ SPECTACULAR CONCERT UPDATE

THE JAZZ SPECTACULAR CONCERT on Saturday, August 23 in the Village Hall will now start at 7.00pm instead of 7.30pm and will commence with the traditional jazz band THE DIXIELAND STOMPERS from Surrey.

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PATCHAM SILVER BAND

The last ROTTINGDEAN TERRACES CONCERT in the summer season with the PATCHAM SILVER BAND on Sunday, August 10 sadly had to be cancelled because of very windy conditions.

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World War 1 Commemoration Concert Terraces Stage – August 3rd

DSC03583Sponsored By Rottingdean Parish Council, Mike Griffiths, and The Wagon & Horses Brighton

The Terraces stage was crowded for a concert that was the culmination of a number of very successful events in the village to mark the opening of WW1 on Aug 4th 1914.

The Surrey Yeomanry Band (Dir:Alan Shellard) provided an inspiring programme of music from those times. It included WW1 Songs, led by the Rottingdean Festival Chorus(Dir: Roy Wales) accompanied by Margaret Copestake on Piano with full audience participation. There was also an Act Of Remembrance led by Father Martin Morgan (St. Margaret’s Church, Rottingdean), and a Tribute To Local War Dead by Simon Kirby MP. A collection was takenfor the charities, Blind Veterans Uk, Help For Heroes & The Royal British Legion.

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