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February 2018

Jazz ‘n Jolson

February 22
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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You Loved this show in 2016 & again in 2017, so you must Love it in 2018.. it's the best... JULIAN MARC STRINGLE  Tnr Sax & Clrnt -- CHRIS GOWER Trombone ENRICO TOMASSO Trumpet - -NICK DAWSON  Piano ANDREW CLEYNDERT Double Bass    ROD BROWN Drums   Doors open at 7, concert starts at 8, tickets £12.

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March 2018

The Brandon Allen Quartet

March 1
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ       THE BRANDON ALLEN QUARTET Play The Gene Ammons Project.. Full info & Hi Res photos www.brandonallen.co.uk On a personal note...this was & is one band that we just had to see at The FJC. Not only is the great rounded sound of tenor sax man Gene Ammons at the top of my list -- He is also at the top of Brandon Allens ~ this will be Pure Magic.. The very impressive…

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Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” and “Utopia Ltd”

March 3
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The popular annual Gilbert and Sullivan concert returns to the Tower Theatre with two pieces that highlight Gilbert’s satirical views on Victorian society. The well-known “Trial by Jury” of 1875, a tuneful and effervescent one act piece, and the later “Utopia Limited” of 1893 that explores the beneficial results of reconstructing the utopian society of a South Sea Island along the perfect lines of Victorian England. Topsy-turvydom with a sting! Local soloists take lead parts and Kevin Bull accompanies. The…

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THE ALAN BARNES ALL STAR SEXTET

March 8
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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THE ALAN BARNES ALL STAR SEXTET Play The Music of Duke Ellington Full info & Hi Res Photos www.alanbarnesjazz.com With a line up of such experienced jazz musicians ~ British Jazz Award Winners & Legends ~~All on the same stage This can only be a night of nights ... ALAN BARNES saxes BRUCE ADAMS trumpet & flugel ROBERT FOWLER saxes BRIAN DEE piano.. DAVE GREEN double bass CLARK TRACEY drums Doors open at 7pm.  Concert starts at 8pm.  Tickets £12.

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The Karen Carpenter Story

March 9
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The Karen Carpenter Story reveals the poignant truth behind a timeless musical partnership that took the world by storm. Featuring many classic and much loved Carpenters songs, this is the story of Karen’s extraordinary achievements, her desperation to be loved, and her long, unsuccessful battle with anorexia. Accomplished musicians Rebecca Robinson and Mark Heller bring Karen’s music back to life in this memorable and moving show. Tickets are £12 and the performance starts at 7.30.    

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Tuesday Special – THE CRAIG MILVERTON QUARTET

March 13
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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THE CRAIG MILVERTON QUARTET Play The Music of Oscar Peterson Full info & Hi Res Photos www.craigmilverton.co.uk This gig is so good it has become an annual event~~ & why not, Peterson ( like Mulligan ) there is never too much & that is why we keep inviting The Oscar Peterson Specialist, award winning Craig Milverton & his trio back to The FJC.. These guy's play this music so well - they can even tell each others heart beat !!!…

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Jeeves and Wooster

March 14 - March 17
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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  FHODS present a new play adapted from the works of P.G. Wodehouse Join the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and his dutiful valet, Jeeves in the play ‘Perfect Nonsense’ featuring P.G. Wodehouse’s iconic double act. When a perfectly delightful trip to the countryside takes a turn for the worse, Bertie is unwittingly called on to play matchmaker – reconciling the affections of his host’s drippy daughter Madeline Bassett with his newt-fancying acquaintance Gussie Fink-Nottle. If Bertie, ably assisted by…

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JEFF HOOPER

March 22
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The UK's number one big band vocalist International singing star JEFF HOOPER Full info & Hi Res photos www.jeffhooper.co.uk Jeff Hooper back at The FJC-- Top international singing star. Travelling all the way from his home in South Wales for this gig at The FJC. Jeff was the long term number one vocalist for the famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra, before branching out with a very busy & successful solo career ..Jeff has his own Big Band & also performs regularly…

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THE DEREK NASH ACOUSTIC QUARTET

March 29

From The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. THE DEREK NASH ACOUSTIC QUARTET Full Info & Hi Res photos. www.dereknash.com This is such a Quality Outfit -- Loaded with Award Winners DEREK NASH saxes DAVE NEWTON piano GEOFF GASCOYNE double bass SEBASTIAAN de KROM drums British Jazz at it's Best Doors open 7pm.  Concert starts 8pm.  Tickets £12

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April 2018

MORNINGTON LOCKETT & MARK NIGHTINGALE

April 5
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The Night of The Giants of British Jazz ( & 2 of the longest names in jazz ) THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ MORNINGTON LOCKETT POWERHOUSE TENOR SAX & MARK NIGHTINGALE BRIT JAZZ WINNER ~ TROMBONE Full Info & Hi Res Photos.. www.myweb.tiscali.co.uk/morningtonlockett ; www.mark-nightingale.co.uk The Mornington Lockett story would be a fantastic read - this man has played with & led the best ~ including many years alongside Ronnie Scott -the legend of British jazz ~ Mornington leaves many…

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Magic and Mayhem with Phil and Josh

April 7 - April 8
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Two professional and experienced entertainers, Phil Hoyles and Josh Carter have joined forces to present this brand new family show. Best known as solo entertainers in their own right, Phil has been working UK holiday parks and theatres since 2002, he tours the country with his own one man children’s show. Josh is well known locally with his Joshing Around parties in which he takes on a variety of characters from a pirate to an elf!!    Phil & Josh…

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GORDON CAMPBELL & CHRIS DEAN

April 12
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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GORDON CAMPBELL & CHRIS DEAN Full info & Hi Res Photos. www.gordoncampbellmusic.co.uk ; // www.syd-lawrence-orchestra.com Gordon Campbell a legend & most respected member of the trombone family. He has his own big band & octet & is also a lead in The John Wilson Orch & The Director of Music at The Royal Marines School of Music Portsmouth.. Chris Dean ~ brilliant musician & has been The MD of the world famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra for over 20years..Great to get…

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Paul Lacey’s BASIE EXPRESS

April 19
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Paul Lacey's BASIE EXPRESS Paul Lacey's Award Winning Back to Basie Orchestra is the heart of this Basie Express ~~ with Paul leading this very successful & highly polished outfit of musicians from the big band - -hence it swings like Basie , sounds like Basie & it is BASIE EXPRESS Full info & Hi Res Photos www.basie.co.uk ; PAUL LACEY trumpet & leader ROBERT FOWLER saxes MARK CROOKS saxes ADRIAN FRY trombone COLIN OXLEY guitar JOHN PEARCE piano ~~…

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Tuesday Special – ALEX GARNETT & WILLIE GARNETT

April 24
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The Garnetts Are Back at The FJC ~ The Father & Son team of The British Jazz Scene ALEX GARNETT & WILLIE GARNETT Full info & Hi Res Photos www.alexgarnettsax.com This is one of the highlights of The FJC calendar -- Two outstanding musicians with loads of humour & it adds up to a great night.. ALEX GARNETT alto & tenor sax - One of the UK's finest saxophonists & recognised world wide for his accomplished playing.. He has a…

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I am a Camera

April 25 - April 28

It is Berlin in 1930 and a penniless author, Christopher Isherwood, is hoping for inspiration for his next book. Berlin at this time is in a decadent mood. Into Christopher’s life waltzes Sally Bowles, a singer/actress at a local nightclub. His attention understandably becomes greatly diverted! This play became the basis for the musical “Cabaret” firstly on stage and then as an Oscar winning film starring Lisa Minnelli. There are no songs or dances in this production, just fascinating characters…

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May 2018

West End Musicals in Concert

May 11
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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This wonderful show is a MUST for all fans of the Musicals. Exquisitely performed by this stunning cast. It is their sheer vocal skills and breath taking performances bringing the characters to life before your very eyes Featuring extracts from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. EVITA.  THE SOUND OF MUSIC.   GUYS AND DOLLS.  CALAMITY JANE. OKLAHOMA.  MARY POPPINS.  THE LION KING.  MISS SAIGON.  OLIVER  and of course LES MIS  plus many more. Tickets £12 .  This is a matinee special…

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