Extra acts announced at Sidmouth's jazz festival
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With four weeks to go before Sidmouth’s first International Jazz and Blues Festival, some additional performances have been announced.
The festival will take place over the Platinum Jubilee weekend, from Thursday, June 2 until Sunday 5.
Headline names include Mica Paris, the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Ian Siegal and Joe Stilgoe, all of whom will be performing at ticketed concerts in Sidmouth Parish Church, with high quality staging, lighting and sound.
Another ticketed concert has now been announced at the Dissenter; jazz singers and musicians Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll will perform there on Sunday, June 5. This will be a chance to see two of the UK’s finest jazz performers in a small, intimate venue.
The Pete Allen Jazz Band will be playing at Sidmouth Conservative Club on the same day at 4.30pm.
There will be free live music at town centre venues including Dukes, the Radway, the Swan, the Volunteer, the Marine, the Hotel Riviera, Rincon Coffee House, the Fort Café, and the Balfour Arms.
There will also be free performances on the front lawn of Kennaway House on each day of the festival from noon until 8pm, with food stalls and a bar.
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Festival director Ian Bowden said: “We are thrilled to be presenting four days of free live music at Kennaway House with so many wonderful local and regional musicians.
“Our performance programme offers such a wide choice of music styles which include jazz, swing, blues, roots, funk, and Latin music.
“Our free music events have been very kindly supported by local companies which we thank enormously, and our extended gratitude goes to Sidmouth Town Council, Visit Sidmouth, The Community Lottery Fund and to Kennaway House.
“We are also inviting the public to make donations to the festival as this helps towards the considerable costs of staging this fabulous new event for Sidmouth and East Devon.
“We are encouraging music lovers, families, and friends to head to the outdoor stage to soak up the early June sunshine, bring your dancing shoes and to support the return of live music.”
To see the full line-up and buy tickets, visit the festival website www.sidmouthjazz.com