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July 2017

THE THEO TRAVIS QUARTET

July 4
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

TUESDAY TUESDAY TUESDAY Modern Jazz at it's Best... THE  THEO  TRAVIS  QUARTET                  With the absolute stormer here for the last two year -  This Quality outfit just had to come back to The FJC. Theo Travis  Tenor Sax & Flute.. Outstanding in every way.. John Donaldson Piano .. One of the UK's top jazz pianists Alex Keen Double Bass ..A great favourite at The FJC.. Marc Parnell Drums ~ Son of Jack…

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THE MARC CECIL QUINTET

July 13
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

This is one of The Most Exciting Bands on The British Jazz Scene In other words  " It's Our Kind of Music " THE  MARC  CECIL  QUINTET     Marc Cecil - Leader & Drums ~ Brilliant drummer / Arranger & composer & likehis own career The Marc Cecil Quintet will take you on a journey around the worldof jazz - - which includes The Swing of New York ~ The Salsa of Cuba & The Samba of Brazil. All…

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PETE LONG / CHRIS DEAN QUINTET

July 20
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

PETE LONG / CHRIS DEAN  QUINTET 5  Big Band Leaders Are Back at The FJC ~ Yes all 5 Big Band Leaders !!!  These guys lead  The Best Big Bands in the UK~ Read the spiel This is a rare scoop to get all of these top Big Band Leaders together on one night !!! Pete Long - Saxes - Clarinet & brilliant raconteur ..Plus one of the UK's most successful Big Band leaders --His Echoes of Ellington has just…

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Simply Showbiz

July 21
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.50

This is a variety show featuring some of the top professional entertainers in the UK, headed by star of ITV's Britain's Got Talent Drew Cameron who will have the audience in stitches with his impressions.  Also magic from international illusionist Daniel Dean There will be a song or two from the fabulous Julia Burnett plus comedy from ventriloquist Alan Simmons with his sidekick Deny. Plus direct from a UK theatre tour of Jus' Like That comes Phil Hoyles with a…

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ANITA WARDELL & TRUDY KERR

July 27
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

Two Top Aussies Return to The FJC  ANITA WARDELL  &  TRUDY KERR   " Mad about The Boy's "  Songs made famous by Sinatra ~ Jobim ~ Torme' & many more.. With this brilliant rhythm section Tom Cawley  Piano - Amazing young pianist with a jazz cv to die for ... Geoff Gascoyne  Double Bass -- One of the UK's finest bassist's in all forms of music ... Sebastiaan du Krom Drums - -Always welcome at The FJC - this…

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Shell Shock

July 28
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£10.00 - £12.00

Shell Shock – The Play Shell Shock is a stunning personal realisation of one soldier’s experience of learning to cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tommy Atkins' observations on the absurdities of every-day life on civvy street are frequently comic, occasionally absurd, sometimes violent but always poignant. His wired energy leads to hyper-emotional responses - from post office queues and a to Ikea to his relationships with family and friends - lead to alienation…

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The Tina Turner Experience

July 29
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The Tina Turner Experience Saturday 29 July 2017 7:45 pm General Admission £12.50 Concessions £11.50 U14’s £9.50 This fully live energetic show charts the life and career of one of the world's iconic performers.   Full of hits like “Private Dancer”, “Nutbush City Limits”, “Proud Mary”, “River Deep Mountain High” and “Lets Stay Together” to name but a few.   This show is the ultimate night out. This concert style show features a 7 piece band making this the only…

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August 2017

THE CLARK TRACEY SEXTET

August 3
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

Please read the spiel ~ This is a very special night in British Jazz.. Clark Tracey celebrates the music of his late father with a 90th anniversary tour. British Jazz Legend~Musician ~ Pianist ~ Arranger ..Composer ..Bandleader ..   Stan Tracey CBE  1926 --- 2013   THE CLARK TRACEY SEXTET ( To celebrate the music of his dad ~ Stan Tracey CBE  ) Clark Tracey's tribute to Hexad " Stan Tracey CBE ( Clark's father ) would have been 90…

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THE ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET

August 10
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

THE ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET                                  This Vibes led swinging quartet is always welcome back to The FJC. These four guys have been together with this music for many years ~ hence the swing  & inter-playing is just pure magic -- they know each others heart beat !!! ROGER BEAUJOLAIS   vibes & leader - Often refereed as Europe's number One... ROBIN ASPLAND  piano Top man…

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MISS TINA MAY & Her Trio

August 17
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

MISS TINA MAY & Her Trio       Fantastic award winning jazz vocalist ~   The Blond Bombshell of British Jazz TINA  MAY is always welcome back at The FJC... Her charm & vocal approach to jazz numbershas put her in the top echelon of British Jazz vocalists... Tina is in demand worldwide & is often in Paris or Singapore to name just a few of her gig list. With her tonight we have a trio that would be the…

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Cultural Evening

August 19
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Cultural Evening featuring LAHING KAYUMANGGI Proceeds from the event is to aid the work of Gawad Kalinga ( GK) a Philippine based non-profit organization through Great Foundation UK-PH in cooperation with Kent Filipino Community (KFC) and in coordination with the Philippine Embassy in London. Doors open at 4.00pm Tickets: Adults 15.00 Conce ssions £13.00 and Children U14 £10.00

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THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET

August 24
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

The Most Famous Jazz Tenor Saxophonist in The World...Back to The FJC..   From The USA... SCOTT HAMILTON THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET The most famous tenor saxophonist in the world is back at The FJC for his second visit this year.We had a full house for his annual visit with us in January & yes folks he will be with us next January...Scott Hamilton travels the world, & originally for this UK visit he was only booked in for a…

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Tipperary to Flanders Fields

August 26
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Tipperary to Flanders Fields Created by Kent based professional company Katapult in the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 and performed continuously ever since, this show takes the audience on a journey through the experience of the conflict through songs, poetry, readings and drama. It tells the stories of some of the women who became nurses, bus drivers, factory workers or entertainers, as well as reflecting on the experience for combatants and civilians. Tipperary to…

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RONNIE SCOTT REMEMBERED

August 31
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

Five of Ronnie Scott's mates celebrate the legend.. RONNIE  SCOTT  REMEMBERED The Legacy of the late Ronnie Scott lives on with the musicians that were a big part of his music& played alongside the man whose name has become synonymous with British Jazz...This is modern jazz as it should be ~~~ as played at Ronnies in 50's & 60's ~ Brilliant MORNINGTON LOCKETT  tenor sax ..Stood alongside "the man" for many years & this man is a one off  -…

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September 2017

KELVIN CHRISTIANE & SAM WALKER Quintet

September 7
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

The Tumultuous Tenors KELVIN CHRISTIANE & SAM WALKER A great night for all jazz nuts with two fantastic tenors giving it their all & backed up with a seriously amazing rhythm section .. JIM TREWEEK  Piano- RICHARD SADLER Double Bass - NOEL JOYCE Drums British Jazz at it's Best Doors open at 7.00pm concert commences at 8.00pm

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THE LIANE CARROLL TRIO

September 14
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

The Multi Award Winning International Jazz Star.back at The FJC. THE LIANE CARROLL TRIO British Jazz at it's Best   Doors open at 7.00pm concert commences at 8.00pm

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MICK FOSTER & LAURA JURD QUINTET

September 19
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

TUESDAY  TUESDAY TUESDAY THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ The International Trumpet Star Laura Jurd is back at The FJC  with a Sensational Tuesday All Star  Line Up... MICK FOSTER & LAURA JURD QNT                                              MICK FOSTER The UK's Gerry Mulligan LAURA JURD Amazing International trumpet star... Laura has just returned from a very successful tour of Europe - Scandinavia…

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Dad’s Army

September 20 - September 23
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£11.00

DADS ARMY The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters: "stupid boy" Pike, "Don't panic, don't panic" Jonesey, "Doomed, we're all doomed!" Fraser, "May I be excused, sir?" Godfrey, and all under the command of the redoubtable Captain Mainwaring and his effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson. Tickets £11.00, concessions £10.00 and children U14 £8.00 Show commences…

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The Railway Swing Band

September 27
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£11.00 - £12.00

Everybody's favourite swing band, The Railway Swing Band return to the Tower Theatre with vocalists Didi and Gary Driscoll with guest strings " The Impromptu Ensemble". All in support of the RAFA Benevolent Fund  organised by Hythe & Romney Marsh RAFA with all proceeds going to RAFA's Wings Appeal.   Tickets £12.00 concessions £11.00 Doors open at 6.30pm and the cocnert commences 7.30pm      

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The Clarinet Maestros

September 28
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

The Clarinet Maestros -- The world's finest Jazz clarinettist's The USA's No1 clarinettist meets Europe's No1 clarinettist The are also great tenor saxophonist's~~ Pure Magic ~ ~ KEN PEPLOWSKI   &   JULIAN MARC STRINGLE                                       Plus  THE CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO                                            …

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October 2017

Michael Morpurgo – Cancelled

October 1
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Derek Nash

October 5
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

Derek Nash from The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with his Eight Piece  SAX APPEAL  ( 5 Sax + 3 Rhythm ) Wow !!! What a Fabulous Line Up Saxes  DEREK NASH..MATT WATES..DUNCAN EAGLES..VASILIS XENOPOULOS. BOB McKAY Rhythm....   PETE ADAMS piano....PHIL SCRAGG bass... NIC FRANCE drums BRITISH JAZZ AT IT'S BEST Doors open at 7.00pm Concert commences at 8.00pm Tickets £12.00

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Miss Elaine Delmar and her Trio

October 12
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

MISS ELAINE DELMAR & HER TRIO Universally known as Miss Sophistication of The Jazz World - This Lady is very much Star Quality. Elaine was born into the jazz world--her late father being the late great Leslie "Jiver" Hutchinson. To her credit she has enhanced that talent & become an actress - film star & an outstanding jazz vocalist. She performed on The West End stage in Bubbling Brown Sugar & only last year Clare Teal introduced her to The…

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More Sounds of Stars of Stage and Screen

October 13
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£15.00

They are back with a bigger and better show !!   STAGE 4 PRODUCTIONS UK make a welcome return to the Tower Theatre with a new production of “MORE SOUNDS OF STAGE & SCREEN”, bringing    the best of the West End & Broadway to  Folkestone. This fully professional theatre company are looking  forward to another big reception at the Tower Theatre.   Professional singing stars bringing a full programme of the songs you all love from the the West End,…

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” A FISH TALE ” THE ALAN BARNES ALL STAR OCTET

October 19
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

 This is the amazing story in music & verse of the bravery of the men & families in the Fishing Industry in world war 2.. This is a tribute to the contribution made by those in the fishing industry who were instrumental in feeding the nation & protecting it in times of war Fact's ---- At the outbreak of world war 2 - Grimsby had 400 trawlers-- 200 were converted to minesweepers 200 trawlers carried on fishing in mine infested…

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THE JO FOOKS / AL NICHOLS QUINTET

October 26
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

It's Swingtime and Tenor Action at The FJC with THE JO FOOKS / AL NICHOLS  QUINTET Two top swinging tenors blowing great standards & some originals.. It's our kind of music -It's your kind of music -It's toe tapping music.. Two great swinging musicians -- each have their own bands - come together for this night of swing.. Plus the swinging rhythm section ~ with one of The FJC's favourite pianists .TED BEAMENT On double bass -the pendulum of VAL…

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THE PETE LONG ALL STAR QUARTET

October 31
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

An All Star Tribute to THE BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET  by THE PETE LONG ALL STAR QUARTET 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 PETE LONG ~ Clarinet ~ Leader ~ Raconteur & jocular historian ... ANTHONY KERR Vibes -The man from the BBC Big Band.. One of the top Vibes men in the UK.. NICK DAWSON Piano ~ Great…

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November 2017

The Crucible

November 1 - November 4
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£11.00

Please note the matinee performance on the 4th November has been cancelled. All other performance remain the same.     THE CRUCIBLE Rather excitingly, Arthur Miller’s iconic play comes to the Tower Theatre, courtesy of FHODS, from Wednesday 1st November to Saturday 4th November at 7.30 pm with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30 pm. The story told is of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s niece began to…

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VASILIS XENOPOULOS / NIGEL PRICE QUINTET

November 9
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

The amazing swinging  sextet of pure jazz & toe tapping music. XPQ VASILIS XENOPOULOS / NIGEL PRICE  QUINTET Vasilis Xenopoulos ~~The Charismatic Greek is defo in the top notch of European tenor players & he co leads this swinging sextet with his long term musical partner , the very talented guitarist Nigel Price ~ This amazing Quintet will be pure magic to the audience of The FJC ~~ They are complimented by a great rhythm section... Rob Barron piano --…

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THE RAY GELATO QUARTET

November 16
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

This is a welcome return of this great saxophonist & unique entertainer.. The Giant from The Giants THE RAY GELATO  QUARTET This is a big welcome back to Ray Gelato --Due to his very busy schedule with Ray Gelato & the Giants & his much in demand theatre shows with Clare Martin plus his continuing tours in Spain & Italy.. ( I don't think that he has had the time to write another cook book )-- He has been missing…

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