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Odette Adams takes centre stage at Jazz Hastings

Singer-songwriter Odette Adams, whose fresh, vibrant and summery sound has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Erika Badu, will be taking centre stage at Jazz Hastings August session, writes Julian Norridge.

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Hastings Big Band promise a big night

Legendary British saxophonist, composer and arranger Pete Hurt will be filling the stage at Jazz Hastings’ July session on 9 July, when he directs the sensational 17-piece Hastings Big Band. Julian Norridge previews what promises to be a big night.

Posted 17:10 Monday, Jul 1, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , ,
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HIPCC runner-up Kinasov returns for summer recital

Maxim Kinasov, the brilliant young Russian pianist who won second prize and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra prize at this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, is returning to the town to give this year’s prestigious Summer Recital at picturesque Fairlight Hall, on the afternoon of Sunday 7 July. Julian Norridge writes.

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Celebrating 60 years of Ronnie Scott’s iconic jazz club

Ronnie Scott’s Story, White Rock Theatre, Wednesday 19 June 2019:  London’s most famous jazz venue is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars are on tour to tell the story. HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick went to hear them when they came to the White Rock Theatre last week for an evening of nostalgia and story-telling, linked with music spanning the whole of the history of the club.

Posted 11:49 In: Music & Sound
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First tango in Rye’s new venue

Hastings Philharmonic gave their first concert at the new Bridge Point arts centre in Rye on Saturday 15 June. Dedicated to the tango, the event was witnessed by HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick.

Posted 18:53 Monday, Jun 17, 2019 In: Music & Sound
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FIESTA: A Night of Passion

Hastings Sinfonia is working on their most exciting concert yet. Their summer concert will be FIESTA: A Night Of Passion, to be held at St Mary in the Castle on Saturday 6 July at 7.30pm. Sandra Goodsell, chair of Hastings Sinfonia, writes.


Polyphony in Pevensey

Music correspondent Brian Hick attended the concert given by the Polyphony Vocal Ensemble at St Nicolas Church in Pevensey on Saturday 25 May 2019.

Posted 15:56 Friday, May 31, 2019 In: Music & Sound
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Jazz Hastings welcomes Julian Nicholas and his band

Jazz Hastings June session on Tuesday 4 June will feature one of the stalwarts of the South Coast jazz scene, Julian Nicholas and his band. Julian Norridge reports.

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