Jazz

Bernstein in Chichester Festival

Various venues in Chichester

Until November

Chichester celebrates its unique relationship with West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein (pictured above) with a festival marking his centenary and featuring stars including actors Patricia Routledge and Peter McEnery and the conductor Carl Davis. This year marks the centenary of the birth of Bernstein and this festival culminates in a special performance of his composition the Chichester Psalms at Chichester Cathedral by the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, which is conducted by Marin Alsop, who was taught and mentored by Bernstein. Bernstein himself was present at the world premiere of the Chichester Psalms at the Southern Cathedrals Festival in 1965. This festival, which has a programme of concerts, workshops, revues, jazz, talks, film shows, exhibitions and reunions, is part of a worldwide celebration of the 100th birthday of the composer, conductor, musician, cultural ambassador and humanitarian, who died aged 72 in 1990. Keeping Up Appearances star Patricia Routledge (pictured below with Howard Seckerson) will speak for the first time about her working relationship and valued personal friendship with Bernstein, while actor Peter McEnery performs his one-man show Walter & Lenny, which he devised and is directed by his wife, the actress Julia St John. There will be a performance of Carl Davis’s Sing God A Simple Song, an original musical entertainment depicting seven aspects of Bernstein’s musical life. Picture of Leonard Bernstein: Paul de Hueck, courtesy of the Leonard Bernstein Office Inc. Picture of Carl Davis, below right: Jasper Fry.

Read our feature on the Bernstein in Chichester Festival.

Email info@bernsteininchichester.com or visit bernsteininchichester.uk.

 

 


Javajam Trio featuring Sarah-Jane Hassell

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday September 23, 3pm

Tickets £15

Sarah-Jane Hassell has worked extensively in the West End including as the Mistress in Evita, Cosette in Les Miserables and Ellen in Miss Saigon. She brings a wealth of experience to her singing in this musical journey from Gershwin to Porter and Bacharach to Norah Jones. Roger Lewin is the pianist for the evening and Phil Brown plays sax and flute.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


JAVAJam Trio featuring Sarah-Jane Hassellin

Studio, The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Sunday September 23, 3pm

Tickets £15

Sarah-Jane Hassellin has worked extensively in the West End including as the Mistress in Evita, Cosette in Les Miserables and Ellen in Miss Saigon. She brings a wealth of experience to her singing in this musical journey from Gershwin to Porter and Bacharach to Norah Jones. Roger Lewin is the pianist for the evening and Phil Brown plays sax and flute.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.


Jazz in the Round

St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings

Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 28, 29 and 30

A new three-day festival at St Mary in the Castle is launched by The Cockpit and hosted by Jazz Fm’s Jez Nelson and Chris Phillips. Tickets and times to be announced. 

Phone 01424 715880 or visit stmaryinthecastle.co.uk.


Courtney Pine

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Wednesday October 3, 8pm

Tickets £27 and £24

Renowned jazz musician Courtney Pine is on tour for the release of his 2018 Notes from the Deep album. The saxophonist has been described as “the man who saved British jazz” and is as relevant today as he’s always been.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.


Changing Tunes: Mike Hatchard with Shoreham Singers by Sea

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Saturday October 13, 11.30am

Tickets £6

Jazz Breakfast favourite Mike Hatchard, talented musician, composer, author and artist, has produced some original music for this special Shoreham Wordfest 2018 concert. The concert is interspersed with Mike’s witty repartee and rousing contributions from Shoreham’s community choir, which he leads. This event is part of Shoreham Wordfest 2018.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.


Jazz Cafe featuring Robert Fowler

Pavilion Cafe Bar, Pavilion Theatre, Marine Parade, Worthing

Wednesday October 17, 8pm

Tickets £9

Tenor saxophonist Robert Fowler has worked with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and many other bands from the British jazz scene, appearing with The Great British Jazz Band, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Redtenbacher’s Funkestra and The BBC Big Band, he was a member of the Humphrey Lyttelton Band and is a regular with Alan Barnes’s octet as well as The Back to Basie Orchestra.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.


Maximum Rhythm & Blues with The Manfreds

Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing

Wednesday October 24, 7.30pm

Tickets £31 and £33/concs £29 and £31/FWT Band A £30

This is an evening of rhythm and blues nostalgia blended with some of the greatest hits ever written. The Manfreds line-up features original members Paul Jones, Mike D’Abo, Tom McGuinness and Mike Hugg with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie. Joining them is Georgie Fame, an icon of the British music scene.

Phone 01903 206206 or visit worthingtheatres.co.uk.


Jazz Breakfast with Mike Hatchard

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sunday November 4, 11am

Tickets £11

Liane Carroll, widely regarded as the doyenne of the British jazz scene, joins Mike Hatchard for this morning jazz session.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.


Jazz Breakfast with Mike Hatchard

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Sunday December 2, 11am

Tickets £11

At this regular monthly jazz concert with Mike Hatchard, expect special guests and plenty of live jazz music.

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.


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