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April 2017

GORDON CAMPBELL & ROBBIE HARVEY

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

The wonderful music of JJ & K ~~ Played by two of the UK's finest trombone players... GORDON CAMPBELL  &  ROBBIE HARVEY GORDON CAMPBELL is one of this country's finest trombone players. He is much in demand & is a permanent member of the much acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra & The BBC big band. GC is The Trombone Professor at The Royal Marines School of Music Portsmouth. ROBBIE HARVEY has performed world wide in big bands & orchestras -- including…

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The Brigadier Thomas Memorial Competition

April 22
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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In memory of Brigadier Thomas, an old stalwart of FHODS, the Youth Section run a drama competition . The competition sees the youth section break into groups who haven been given a theme write and produce a play-let. These are run on one night and small group of judges decide on who is best in various categories. This is a splendid night much loved amongst the Youth Group. Not to be missed. Tickets  £8.00, children U14 £5.00 Curtain up at…

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JAZZIN’ JOLSON

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

From the London Stage --- All Star cast playing the music of Al Jolson JAZZIN' JOLSON                                                               Produced by Berny Stringle They were here last year & were so good that we had to have them back         Quality- - - - -Quality -------- Quality ENRICO  TOMASSO trumpet      CHRIS GOWER  trombone JULIAN MARC STRINGLE saz & clarinet   NIC DAWSON piano ANDREW CLEYNDERT double bass     ROD BROWN drums This is Just too good to…

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May 2017

The Magic of the Musicals

May 5
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

Nothing has the power to capture our hearts and imagination like the great West End and Broadway musicals.  From ground-breaking shows like West Side Story and Oliver, to extravagant productions like Les Misérables and Phantom of the Opera, audiences across the world have been enchanted and captivated by epic story lines, spectacular sets, and unforgettable songs.  Now, the Tower Theatre gives you the opportunity to enjoy all your favourite songs from the musicals in one magical, emotion-filled evening.  Acclaimed musicians…

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Ladies in Lavender

May 17 - May 20
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Opening Night judged to be a great success for Ladies in Lavender Based on the hit film screenplay by Charles Dance starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith, and on the original short story by William J. Locke, Ladies In Lavender tells the tale of two sisters Ursula and Janet who live in a close-knit fishing village in picturesque Cornwall, in 1936. When a handsome and talented young Polish violinist bound for America is washed ashore, the Widdington sisters take him under…

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Some Enchanted Evening

May 26
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00 - £12.50

A very welcome return to the musical revue Some Enchanted Evening BRINGING THE WEST-END TO YOUR TOWN Join this talented group of performers bringing your favourite songs from hit Broadway and West End shows to a theatre near you. Including songs from South Pacific, Sound of Music, Evita, Chicago, Les Miserables and many more. Audiences leave with a smile on their face and a song in their heart. The show was first performed in 2013 on a short tour including…

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AUS Territorial Youth Band

May 27
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Hythe Salvation Army is proud to be hosting The Salvation Army's AUS Territorial Youth Band on the weekend of 27th and 28th May 2017, their first date (and only in the South East!) of a 10-day U.K. tour. The AUS Territorial Youth Brass Band, average age of 24 years, is made up of enthusiastic and talented young players from all over Australia. Under the creative leadership of Bandmaster Ken Waterworth (of The Salvation Army's Melbourne Staff Band), the band will…

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June 2017

BRUCE ADAMS ~ ART THEMEN

June 6
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday This is our kind of music  with our All Star Quintet BRUCE ADAMS ~ ART THEMEN BRIAN DEE ~ DAVE GREEN ~ SEBASTIAAN DU KROM   " Our Kind of Music "played by five of the UK's finest  & most experienced musicians of this music. It's The Brit Jazz Awards all over again ... QUALITY ~  QUALITY ~   QUALITY There is no need to write up this gig ~ This is Quality blown through the roof in every way .. The…

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Annie Jr – ARK 2000

June 10
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Following on from the successful performances of Pantomania in November, Ark Drama 2000 are pleased to announce that they are returning to The Tower Theatre to put on one of its biggest shows yet. So come along and relive the classic story of Annie, everyone’s favourite orphan as she seeks to win the hearts of a famous billionaire, New York City and all of you!! Join in the fun as we warm your hearts with songs like ‘Maybe’ and ‘Tomorrow’…

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LOUISE MARSHALL with THE DEREK NASH BAND

June 15
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

Derek Nash the amazing leader of the sax section of The Jools Holland R & B Orchestra brings back to The FJC Louise Marshall, the amazing blues/funk/brilliant vocalist from that Orchestra.. On her previous visits to the FJC this young lady has had the audience completely mesmerized by her amazing voice & wonderful personality - And What a Line Up !!!  Derek Nash Leader & Saxes = Mr Personality from The Jools Holland R & B Orchestra Neil Angilley  Piano ...…

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ALEX & WILLIE GARNETT QUINTET

June 22
Bar/Foyer, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£12.00

The UK's Finest Father & son Saxophone Duo ALEX  &  WILLIE  GARNETT  QUINTET LEON GREENING ~ ADAM KING ~ SEBASTIAAN DU KROM                         Full info & Hi Res Photos www.alexgarnettsax.com Great return visit of this fantastic modern jazz quintet - -plus all the humour of this father & son relationship. ALEX GARNETT Alto & tenor sax .. One of the UK's finest saxophonists & recognised worldwide for hisaccomplished playing..…

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THE NEW MJQ CELEBRATION

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

The Wonderful music of The MJQ THE  NEW  MJQ  CELEBRATION NAT STEELE   GABRIEL LATCHIN   DARIO DI LECCE   STEVE BROWN                                        Yes it is the wonderful music of The MJQ ~~ That very unique sound being brought up to date by some of The UK's most talented musicians... The original MJQ Celebrationwas formed by the late Michael Garrick MBE to…

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Oliver!

June 30 - July 8
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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10 year anniversary production of the multi-award musical written by Lionel Bart. Directed by Alice Hawkins with Daniel Moulton as Musical Director with Choreography by Claire Beddow. Dates: 30th June at 7.30pm , Saturday 1st July at 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday 2nd July at 2.30pm, Thursday 6th July at 7.30pm, Friday 7th July at 7.30pm , Saturday 8th |July at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Ticket prices: £14.00 full price, Concessions (over 65 and students between 14 and 23) £13.00 and children…

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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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