Tickets are on sale for the Sidmouth Jazz and Blues Festival 2022

Published:
2:10 p.m. March 8, 2022



Update:
12:17 9 March 2022

Tickets go on sale this Friday March 11 for the first Sidmouth International Jazz and Blues Festival.

Between Thursday June 2 and Sunday June 5, the event will bring artists such as The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Ian Siegal, Joe Stilgoe and Mica Paris to the city.

They will perform at paid afternoon and evening concerts at Sidmouth Parish Church. Free performances by local and regional bands will take place on an outdoor stage in Blackmore Gardens, and there will also be free side events at various venues around the town.


Festival Director Ian Bowden
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Festival director Ian Bowden said: “We are extremely proud to bring the first ever jazz and blues festival to Sidmouth.

“It’s a wonderful city, and we’re grateful for all the support we’ve received from across the community.

“Music inspires and brings so much joy and well-being, I have no doubt that the festival will provide a much-needed boost after what has been such a difficult time over the past two years.”


Ian Sigal

Ian Sigal
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Guitarist Ian Siegal will perform at the church on Thursday June 2. He is described by Mojo magazine as “the UK‘s most intelligent blues writer and most magnetic performer”, and has won several UK, European and US blues awards.


All Stars by Ronnie Scott

All Stars by Ronnie Scott
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Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take the stage Thursday night to perform classic jazz from composers such as Gershwin, Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and more.

On Friday, June 3, award-winning Italian acoustic guitarist and composer Antonio Forcione will perform with his international band: master percussionist Adriano Adewale from Brazil; cellist Jenny Adejayan from Nigeria/Grenada/UK, and Australian multi-instrumentalist Nathan Thompson on double bass.


Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe
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Singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe will perform the evening concert at the church. Joe has toured the world with his band and solo, appearing everywhere from Ronnie Scott to Birdland with every jazz festival and club in between.


Mica Paris

Mica Paris
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On Saturday June 4, the ‘UK Queen of Soul’ Mica Paris will perform the evening concert at the church with her band. Mica continues to sell out and frequently collaborates with major British and American stars; she has performed with Simply Red, Chaka Kahn, Angie Stone, Joss Stone and Quincy Jones and others.

For more information and tickets, visit the festival website

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