Aston Villa have a huge and lifelong supporter in Nigel Kennedy who adorned their colours as he wowed the audience last Saturday night at the De La Warr Pavilion as part of the Rye Jazz festival May concert series.
It was always going to be a popular event and a large venue was the only solution to enable such a huge audience to comfortably enjoy a truly stunning performance. Nigel’s world wide reputation as a musical genius was evident as he gave a faultless performance and reinterpreted the works of George Gershwin and pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as his own compositions, to a capacity audience.
Many had driven long distances to enjoy the experience, alerted to the event by posters, boards, advertising, radio plugs, social media exposure and a great deal of hard work by the team behind the scenes. South East Today broadcast an interview with Nigel from his home in Hampstead Heath, this produced the final flurry of ticket sales guaranteeing a total sell out performance.
The audience were given the performance of a lifetime and had no hesitation in showing their delight with two standing ovations. After the final curtain call everyone left elated, mesmerised by the skill and dexterity they had just witnessed and taking with them a programme of events for the Rye Jazz Festival in August. Undoubtedly many will now come back to Rye and swell the numbers who already love and appreciate world class live music.
Another successful event also enjoyed by Nigel,so much so he has asked to join the festival again at some future date, he left the concert a very happy man. His good mood turned to elation when his team beat Derby County 2-1 at Wembley which promoted them back to the Premier League, what a result and what a fantastic performance by Mr Kennedy and his beloved team.
Image Credits: Peter Mould.