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June 2018


June 14

Roger Carey bass.. Russell Field drums. This lady is a one off !! She reaches the emotions that other tonics can't... British Jazz at it's Best   Music Starts 8pm All gigs in June £12 pe/pp To Book Seats Please Email Beryl at twinklewood@btinternet.com or call 01303 277175

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Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Band supported by the Military Wives Choir Shorncliffe

June 16

We are delighted to welcome the 'ABF - The Soldiers' Charity' to the Tower Theatre for a Charity Musical Concert. Supported by the Military Wives Choir Shorncliffe, we invite you to join us in support of this wonderful charity and to enjoy an evening of music. Entry is by donation (suggested £10) and the event starts at 7pm. Further details from Major Dennis Bradley, 07932 024285 / dennis749@sky.com

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June 21

NIKKI ISLES The current holder of the piano section of the prestigious Brit Jazz Award & well deserved, as you will see. This is a scoop for the FJC to get Nikki & this booking was very much helped by the legend Brian Dee in persuading Nikki to make her first appearance at The FJC . This lady is very special to the jazz world...& is a must see.. KAREN SHARP The current & previous holder of the coveted tenor…

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FHODS Annual General Meeting (AGM)

June 25

Our AGM will take place at 7.30pm in the Tower Theatre Foyer. We look forward to seeing you there.

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June 28

This 6 piece outfit came together in 2016 & in the past 2 years have headlined many UK jazz festivals with great success . A new band to The FJC ~ but without question one of the most exciting instrumental outfits of the decade & loaded with top quality musicians. This band was created to play the music of The Late Great South African composer & multi instrumentalist BHEKI MSELEKU & also complemented by some of the music of the…

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June 30

Ark Drama 2000 proudly presents Into the Woods Jr. After making their Tower Theatre debut in 2016 with Pantomania and following it up with their stunning performances of Annie Jr in 2017, Ark Drama 2000 are proud to announce that in 2018 they are returning to the Tower Theatre to put on their version of Into the Woods Jr.

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July 2018


July 5

MARC CECIL ..Leader & Drums~ Brilliant drummer/Arranger/Composer, & like his own career The Mark Cecil Quintet will take you on a journey around. The World of Jazz~ which includes The Swing of New York~ The Salsa of Cuba & The Samba of Brazil.. All linked together with some jazz standards with exciting new arrangements that are loosely based around the library of Dizzy Gillespie ~~ which is excitement in itself... STEVE WATERMAN  Trumpet & Flugle Horn .. Brit Jazz Award Winner & one of…

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July 8

LCA Ashford’s End of Year Show 2018! Performances by the LCA Ashford junior and senior performers. The show will include pieces that they have learnt throughout this academic year, taking the audience through the four seasons! Book your tickets now! Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

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July 12

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ     8pm   £14 Yes this is The Original 'Humph' Band (+ trumpet) Loved by millions & still loved today  THE HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BAND You all know the band & you all know the swinging music --- but just to remind you ... it is JIMMY HASTINGS  &  MICK FOSTER  Saxes TONY FISHER trumpet   RAY WORDSWORTH trombone TED BEAMENT piano  MURRAY SALMON double bass ADRIAN MACKINTOSH drums British Jazz at it's Best        From The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra LOUISE…

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July 13 - July 14

Friday 13th July, show at 7pm Saturday 14th July, shows at 2.30pm & 7.30 pm Tickets £12 | £10 Concession

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July 19

LOUISE MARSHALL with THE DEREK NASH BAND                          Full Info & Hi Res photos www.dereknash.com // www.louiseclaremarshall.org.uk ; Louise Marshall & Derek Nash ~ Both leading members of the hugely successful & much televised Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra... DEREK NASH ~ The amazing energetic leader of The Jools Holland Sax section, brings back to The FJC  LOUISE MARSHALL ~ The wonderful Blues / Funk , vocalist from that Orchestra ~~ On her previous visits to the…

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July 26

  From The USA ~ The Prince of  BeBop is here !! THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL JAZZ GREG ABATE with THE CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO          Full Info & High Res Photos www.gregabate.com // www.craigmilverton.co.uk This is a treat for all jazz nuts to have this great multi saxophonist GREG ABATE' with us at The FJC ~ Greg plays with huge passion & a very melodic tone to his playing & has a CV as long as your arm & a website to…

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August 2018


August 2

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ The New Young Guns Are Back  with The Winners of BBC young musicians comp  THE CLARK TRACEY  (Young Guns) QUINTET Full info & Hi Res Photos www.clarktracey.com ; CLARK TRACEY drums & leader. Brit Jazz award winner 2016 & 2017 & recognised as one of the finest jazz drummers outside of the USA ( & a lot better than the ones in the USA ) Clark has the expertise & knack of putting together these outstanding young quintets, that play…

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August 4

The Beddow Academy presents Legally Blonde Junior - The Musical! Saturday 4th August Shows at 2pm & 7pm | Tickets £12 Concession £10  

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August 9

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ This exciting Quintet with a continental     flavour returns to the FJC XPQ  Vasilis Xenopoulos & Nigel Price Quintet Full info & Hi Res Photos www.vasilisx.com ... www.nigelprice.biz This is pure jazz & toe tapping music for All Jazz Lovers VASILIS XENOPOULOS tenor sax. The Charismatic Greek is in the top notch of all European tenor players & he leads this Quality Quintet with his long term musical partner, the Brilliant & Very Talented Guitarist NIGEL PRICE.. They are accompanied…

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August 16

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ Aug 16th    This lady has been away far too long MISS LEE GIBSON Full info & Hi Res photos www.leegibson.co.uk World Class British Jazz Singers are a Rare Breed ~~ But Lee Gibson is One of Them Jazz vocal sensation (The Independent) One of The Treasures of British Jazz It is truly wonderful to have Miss Lee Gibson back at The FJC … This Lady has an amazing CV & with a string of well deserved…

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August 23

THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL JAZZ Aug 23rd The Most Famous Jazz Tenor Saxophonist in the World  is Back to The FJC from The USA ... SCOTT HAMILTON THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET Full info & Hi Res Photos www.scotthamiltonsax.com SCOTT HAMILTON The most famous tenor saxophonist in the world is back with us at The FJC for his second visit this year ~~ following on from his now annual gigs with us in January ~~ it now looks (with the right support)…

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Alex Garnett & Willie Garnett

August 30

THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ The Garnett’s are back with The Legends of Brit Jazz.. ALEX GARNETT & WILLIE GARNETT Full info & Hi Res Photos.. www.alexgarnettsax.com This is not just another jazz night ~ This is a Legends Night of British Jazz This will be a night of great jazz ~ played by some of the amazing musicians that have put British Jazz at the forefront of jazz on the world stage...Yes, it is The Legends  ALEX GARNETT alto & tenor…

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September 2018

Folkestone Community Swing Band presents Broadway to Hollywood

September 1

We are delighted to announce that the Folkestone Community Swingband will be performing at the Tower Theatre on Saturday 1st September. They will be performing a selection of well-known songs from musicals past and present.

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The Steve Waterman All Star Septet

September 6

This is the Galaxy of British Jazz ~ BOOK Early to get in!!! THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ               Adm £14 THE STEVE WATERMAN ALL STAR SEPTET  This is another one of The Great Nights of British Jazz at the FJC It's when the UKs number one jazz trumpeter STEVE WATERMAN calls up all of these Brit Jazz Award Winners to swing their way through his music & newly arranged originals.. With a line up like this…

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Miss Tina May & Her Trio

September 13

The Blonde Bombshell of British Jazz is back in town THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ               Adm £12 MISS TINA MAY &  HER TRIO  Full Info & Hi Res Photos www.tinamay.com Yes, the fantastic award winning British Jazz vocalist is back with us at the FJC. Tina Mays charm & vocal approach to jazz numbers, puts her in the top echelon of British Jazz vocalists ~~ This lady is in demand worldwide & is often in Paris or Singapore to…

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The Pete Long (Benny Goodman) Quartet

September 18

The Wonderful Swinging Music of Benny Goodman THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ           Adm £12 THE PETE LONG (Benny Goodman) QUARTET  Full info & Hi Res Photos www.plong.co.uk This All Star Quartet has been selected by award winning big band leader PETE LONG to play the amazing swinging music of The World Famous BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET. They were here last year & played to a packed Tuesday audience, & many said that this outfit were better than the original…

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September 19 - September 22

FHODS presents the famous musical comedy 'Company' by Stephen Sondheim. Company is a fixture of modern musical theatre and the original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six!

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The Railway Swing Band

September 26

Hythe & Romney Marsh RAFA Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force

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The Brandon Allen Quartet

September 27

The Full Rounded Sound of Gene Ammons Music THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ    Adm £12 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 ~…

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The Tina Turner Experience – Simply the Best!

September 29

Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Let’s Stay Together” to name but a few, this show is the ultimate night out!

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October 2018

Beyond the Footlights – West End Musical Matinee

October 5

Professional touring Musical Theatre Company Stage 4 Productions UK are excited to bring the sounds of West End Musicals to Folkestone.

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Musicals of the Night

October 6

The Lilian Rose Musical Theatre presents: Musicals Of The Night!  A  charity showcase of songs from multiple hit musicals where a percentage of our proceeds will go to Team Ben Hammond/ C.R.Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world, come alive and let the spectacle astound you! 

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Edith in the Dark

October 13

A chilling thriller by Philip Meeks
Directed by Adam Morley
Produced by Claire Bibby

Baroque Theatre Company presents this journey into the disturbing, dark and supernatural imaginings of celebrated children's author Edith Nesbit. (The Railway Children, Five Children and It).

“Highly original” THE GUARDIAN
“A superbly written new play… a devilishly good idea” THE STAGE
“A delicate balance of tongue-in-cheek and heart-in-mouth” THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

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Michael Morpurgo ‘Sea and Sympathy’

October 16

Join us for 'Michael Morpurgo in Conversation with Nicolette Jones'. Michael famously wrote the children's book 'War Horse' which was turned into a play and a Steven Spielberg film.

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