Jazz Dance Company and Mike Piggott both on stage at Eastbourne
Spokesperson Aimee Pugh said: “The Jazz Dance Company returns to the stage with a formidable cast of 43 versatile and dynamic dancers. Join this incredible troupe for an evening of endless entertainment with a whole new body of work from leading choreographers in today’s dance and theater scene.
“Led by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Robbie O’Reilly, the show offers audiences the chance to see the hottest new talents in jazz dance, in a dynamic program of works ranging from the sensuality and lyricism of contemporary jazz to modern street dance and the rhythmic complexities of tap.
“Produced by London Studio Centre, one of the UK‘s leading conservatories for the performing arts, Infinity is a show that inspires, entertains and energizes at the same time. Discover pure talent and a joyous celebration of dance.
“In the 40+ years since the London Studio Center was established, the conservatory has produced countless performers and professionals who have achieved great success.
“Illustrious alumni include Hollywood and West End stars such as Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast), Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers), Nicholas Pinnock (Django, Top Boy), Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones) and Scarlett Strallen (Singin’ in the Rain).”
Also to come, Splash Point Jazz Club Eastbourne hosts the Mike Piggott Quartet on Wednesday 29th June.
Club spokeswoman Annette Keen promises ‘one of the best jazz violinists in the world’.
“Mike Piggott’s broad approach to playing jazz encompasses a wide range of musical styles from influences of Stefane Grappelli, Stuff Smith and Joe Venuti to bebop and beyond – and he doesn’t stop at the violin. is also a highly respected guitarist who played in the era with bands such as Denny Laine, Georgie Fame, Bert Jansch (Pentangle) and Ralph McTell.
“Mike’s musical background includes a few rock bands, straight jazz and a lot of gypsy jazz.
“His set at Fishermen’s will feature familiar Hot Club tunes, but with a broader focus to also include jazz classics. A popular choice for jazz festivals across the UK and beyond, Mike’s quartet includes his longtime associate Nils Solberg (guitar), Jerome Davies (double bass) and Rod Brown (drums).
The venue is Fishermen’s Club, Royal Parade, BN22 7AA.
Tickets cost £12 at the door in the evening (if still available), or in advance at www.WeGotTickets.com (reservation fee applies).”
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m. and ends around 10:30 p.m.