Rye Jazz brings stars to Hever

Milos Karadaglic

Rye Jazz festival is presenting Courtney Pine, Mica Paris and Milos Karadaglic for three exceptional and intimate world-class concerts at the beautiful and historic Hever Castle on the bank holiday weekend of May 25, 26 and 27.

This is a new and exciting festival venue with high-quality sound and lighting, tiered seating and situated within this famous castle, all of which makes for a truly unforgettable musical experience.

Courtney Pine, front, and Omar

Saturday night features Courtney Pine with his latest project ‘Black Notes from the Deep‘ where he returns to the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade. Courtney features the vocal talents of UK Soul star Omar with his own instantly recognisable sound which has earned him widespread acclaim and seen him collaborate with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Carleen Anderson and Angie Stone.

Multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine CBE is a British-born jazz giant, in the Eighties he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene. This very special project brings together two of the UK’s finest jazz and soul talents composing, recording and performing new material together for the first time and which will no doubt prove to be a truly memorable concert.

Mica Paris, with her immensely talented jazz musicians, will be performing a unique celebration to Ella Fitzgerald when she performs many of Ella’s wonderful songs in the magical setting of Hever Castle.

Mica Paris

Mica has made a huge impact on the music scene since her debut, platinum selling album ‘So Good‘ in 1988 with the range, soulfulness and power of her singing. More worldwide hit albums followed her debut album including ‘Black Angel‘, ‘Stay‘ and ‘Carefree‘, and she has collaborated with many respected artists such as Prince and Jools Holland.

Mica has become a very popular and regular Rye Jazz Festival guest and we are delighted to be able to feature her again, be sure to book your tickets early, if previous years’ performances are anything to go by it will be a sell-out.

“The Hottest Guitarist in the World” is how the Sunday Times describes Milos Karadaglic who is firmly positioned as a leading exponent of his instrument and continues to top record charts and delight audiences worldwide. Classic BRIT Award-winner Milos has become one of the most sought-after concert soloists in the world and in 2016 he released his fourth album, “Blackbird -The Beatles Album” recorded in the famous Abbey Road Studio 2 and features classic Beatles songs in innovative new arrangements by Sergio Assad.

Milos has created a special programme for this concert and will be performing with a five-piece string ensemble. The programme will include Spanish classics, cool Latin, Bach chaconnes, Beatles arrangements and much much more.

Book your tickets now at ryejazz.com

Image Credits: Rye Jazz and Blues Festival.


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