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Hexagonal play the Kino-Teatr

Featuring internationally recognised musicians, Hastings-based jazz band Hexagonal get around, but on Friday 7 December they are back in town to play a gig at the Kino-Teatr in St Leonards. Julian Norridge reports.

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Piano Competition 2019 seeks volunteers

The organisers of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, increasingly regarded as an important fixture in the country’s musical calendar, are looking for more volunteers to help in this exciting and prestigious event. Hannah Deeble writes.

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Success of Ore Synthesizer Club

Performing recently at The Printworks to an absorbed and enthusiastic audience, The Ore Synthesizer Club (OSC) used synthesized sound and carefully prepared projected visuals in their “Overtures – A Compendium of Love”. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

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Jazz Hastings December gig

Jazz Hastings has a real Christmas treat in store for its next session: celebrated jazz singer Claire Martin, ranked by Jazz Times USA as “among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet”, will be appearing alongside fabled guitarist, Jim Mullen on Tuesday 4 December at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association on the Stade. Julian Norridge writes.

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Hallelujahs return to Hastings

In its 90th anniversary year, the Hastings Philharmonic Choir goes back to its roots to perform Handel’s Messiah at Christ Church, St Leonards this Saturday 10 November at 7pm. Back in 1928 and 1929 the Choir performed the Messiah on three separate occasions, these being the Choir’s first three concerts, and the audience still wanted more! Chris Cormack writes.

Posted 12:43 Friday, Nov 9, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: , ,
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Iran’s only tenor comes to Opus Theatre

Opus Theatre will bring the inaugural season of its World Series to an end with a concert featuring Iran’s only tenor, Ramtin Ghazavi. He will be accompanied on the piano by artist in residence, Oliver Poole, for whom Ghazavi is “strong, charismatic and virtuoso, yet able to convey a depth of emotion and sincerity that is raw, captivating and at times mystical.” 

Posted 10:49 Sunday, Nov 4, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , , ,
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Jazz Hastings: Remi Harris plays guitar

Jazz Hastings’ gig on Tuesday 6 November features guitarist Remi Harris and his trio. It will be an evening to look forward to, says Julian Norridge – Remi has been described by Jamie Cullum as “an extraordinary musician” while Cerys Matthews has said he plays “astonishing stuff”.

Posted 14:28 Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 In: Music & Sound Tags: , ,
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Hastings Fat Tuesday voted Event of the Year

Hastings Fat Tuesday Music Festival has won Event of the Year 2018 at the Celebration of Sussex Life Awards. The fastest growing festival in the South-East, and the UK’s largest Mardi Gras celebration, Hastings Fat Tuesday marks its 10th anniversary from 1-5  March 2019, with five days packed with live music and carnival celebrations. Borrowing heavily from the New Orleans take on Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday” is English for Mardi Gras), the festival is also hailed as Hastings’ answer to SXSW in Texas.

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