Additional acts announced at Sidmouth Jazz Festival
06:00 4 May 2022
With four weeks to go until Sidmouth’s first International Jazz and Blues Festival, a few more performances have been announced.
The festival will take place during the Platinum Jubilee weekend, from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.
Featured names include Mica Paris, Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Ian Siegal and Joe Stilgoe, all of whom will perform at ticketed concerts at Sidmouth Parish Church, with high quality staging, lighting and sound.
Another paid concert has now been announced at the Dissenter; jazz singers and musicians Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll will perform there on Sunday June 5th. This will be the opportunity to see two of the best jazz performers in the UK in a small intimate room.
The Pete Allen Jazz Band will play at the Sidmouth Conservative Club on the same day at 4.30pm.
There will be free live music at venues downtown including Dukes, the Radway, the Swan, the Volunteer, the Marine, the Riviera Hotel, the Rincon Coffee House, the Fort Café and the Balfour Arms.
There will also be free performances on the Kennaway House lawn each day of the festival from noon to 8 p.m., along with food stalls and a bar.
Festival Director Ian Bowden said: “We are delighted to present four days of free live music at Kennaway House with so many wonderful local and regional musicians.
“Our performance program offers a wide selection of musical styles, including jazz, swing, blues, roots, funk and Latin music.
“Our free music events have been very kindly supported by local businesses to whom we are very grateful, and our deepest gratitude goes to Sidmouth City Council, Visit Sidmouth, the Community Lottery Fund and Kennaway House.
“We are also inviting the public to donate to the festival as this helps defray the considerable costs of staging this fabulous new event for Sidmouth and East Devon.
“We encourage music lovers, families and friends to head out to the outdoor stage to soak up the early June sunshine, bring your dancing shoes and support the return of live music.”
To view the full lineup and purchase tickets, visit the festival website www.sidmouthjazz.com