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March 2018

THE LIANE CARROLL TRIO

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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    

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JEFF HOOPER

March 22

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

Easter Youth Workshop NUMBERS AND WORDS with the Beddow Academy

April 2 - April 6
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Back by popular request, FHODS team up again with the Beddow Academy to rehearse and stage a show in a week.    Rehearsals are from April 2nd to the 5th, with a show on April 6th. Participants must be aged between 6 and 16.  To book your child in for the workshop, please ring Claire Beddow on 07802 260858; to book tickets for the show, book online here or phone the Tower Theatre box office on 01303 223925.  Tickets are…

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MORNINGTON LOCKETT & MARK NIGHTINGALE

April 5

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

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

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

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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Rotary Club Film “Breathe”

April 30
Tower Theatre Auditorium, The Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Folkestone and Folkestone Channel, this is a charity showing of the emotional and inspirational film "Breathe", which portrays a couple's struggle against polio. Appropriately, all profits from the evening will be donated to the charity "End Polio Now". The evening starts at 7.00 and the tickets are priced at £10.

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May 2018

The Christchurch University Big Band

May 1

Tuesday Special   May 1st Yes that's right folks a full Big Band in The Jazz Club & still only £12 Directed by The British Jazz Award Winning Trumpet Star STEVE WATERMAN This is another FJC treat & for the third year running we are pleased to have this great big band return to The FJC with some amazing music.. For this we have to thank The Brit Jazz Award Winning Trumpeter Steve Waterman for bringing this amazing outfit to…

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Charity Cabaret Show in the Bar

May 5

In aid of Cancer Research, this is a welcome return to the Tower by the Tuck Shop Boys playing music from the 60's, 70's and 80's, also featuring international entertainer and comedian Phil Lowen.   Saturday May 5th in the Bar of the theatre.  The show starts at 8pm.  Tickets are £12.00, available from Mike on 07712 445880.

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GEORGINA JACKSON & PETE LONG

May 10

Georgina Jackson ~ One of our leading vocalists in the Peggy Lee style & an amazing trumpeter. Georgina is the res vocalist in The Ronnie Scott Orch.. She also travels worldwide as a solo performer on topend cruise ships. She is a very accomplished trumpeter & did front her own big band. Pete Long ~ Saxes & Clarinet & great raconteur..Brit Jazz Award Winner for his Big Band ~ Echoes of Ellington. He is also leader of The Ronnie Scott…

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West End Musicals in Concert

May 11
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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https://www.facebook.com/WEinconcert/videos/397546710657906/ 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…

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THE ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET Plus Special Guest TOMMASO STARACE

May 17

This Vibes led quartet is always welcome back at The FJC ~ These four guys have been together for many years & know each others heart beat !! ROGER BEAUJOLAIS Vibes & Leader > Often mentioned as Europes No1 ROBIN ASPLAND piano .. Top man ( & yes it's The London bus syndrome ) SIMON THORPE double bass..One of the UK's finest.Always welcome. WINSTON CLIFFORD drums. The driver of this brilliant quartet. Tonight we have the added pleasure of a…

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The Music of Henry Mancini

May 24

This is a Very Special Night of The Music of Henry Mancini ~~ The man that brought us The Pink Panther theme~~ Moon River ~ Breakfast at Tiffany's ~ Peter Gunn music & much much more of the worlds most popular music . All of tonight's music has been transcribed for this exceptional group of British musicians by The Very Talented & Multi British Jazz Award Winner ALAN BARNES..who leads this Star Loaded Sextet to perform this wonderful music ~A…

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

May 25 - June 2
Tower Theatre Auditorium, The Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The FHODS blockbuster of a summer musical, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is set in Imperial Russia in 1905 and tells the story of Tevye and his attempt to maintain his Jewish culture and values in the face of impending changes.  The show promises to be spectacular and moving, and its fabulous music by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick includes such favourites as "If I were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker". Performances are as follows: Friday May 25th:  7.30    …

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THE JIM MULLEN TRIO + DAVE LEWIS

May 29

THE JIM MULLEN TRIO + DAVE LEWIS The legend of the jazz guitar JIM MULLEN returns to The FJC. Jim is recognised worldwide by audience & fellow musicians as one of The greatest jazz guitarists ~ He was also 50% of the world famous Morrissey - Mullen outfit , which is sadly missed. With Jim tonight is MIKE GORMAN organ ~~ Swings like crazy ( Also writes Indian cook books ) !!! MATT SKELTON drums Top UK drummer .Perm member…

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June 2018

THE MICK FOSTER ” MULLIGAN ” SEXTET

June 7

These charts were transcribed for this sextet by Mick Foster & the UK's number one big band arranger trombonist Adrian Fry.. This is MULLIGAN at its BEST & What a line up ~~~ MICK FOSTER baritone sax & leader ~~ This man is naturally the closest that i have ever seen anyone play like the legend .His tone style & stance is so much like Gerry Mulligan. ROBERT FOWLER tenor & baritone sax.. One of the UK's top saxophonists with…

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THE LIANE CARROLL TRIO

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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THE NIKKI ISLES QUARTET FEATURING KAREN SHARP

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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” HEXAGONAL “

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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INTO THE WOODS JR

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

THE MARC CECIL QUINTET

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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LCA STAGE ACADEMY END OF YEAR SHOW 2018

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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THE HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BAND

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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OUT OF THIS WORLD – BEDDOW ACADEMY DANCE SHOW

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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