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November 2017

THE SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET

November 30, 2017
£12.00

THE SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET  The Simon Spillett Quartet play Tubby Hayes Great tenor saxophonist & award winning author Simon Spillett returns to The FJC with this most experienced quartet.. John Critchinson piano -was a stalwart of the Ronnie Scott bands.. Alec Dankworth double bass .Brit Jazz Award Winner .. plus The Legacy.. Clark Tracey drums .Brit Jazz Award Winner . plus The Legacy British Jazz at its Best Doors open at 7.00pm and concert commences at 8.00pm Tickets £12.00

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December 2017

THE PAUL LACEY ” Sweets ” SEXTET

December 7, 2017
£12.00

" Swinging for Sweets "  The music of Harry " Sweets " Edison. THE PAUL LACEY " Sweets " SEXTET Wow !!! What a swinging outfit to play the wonderful swinging music of the ex Basie trumpeter Harry " Sweets " Edison & who better to play it than a sextet led by Paul Lacey, the leader of the award winning Back to Basie Orchestra who knows this music better than his own diary. What a line up ~~~ Paul…

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Christmas Celebration

December 10, 2017
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Hythe Salvation Army and the FHODS present a Christmas Celebration on Sunday the 10th December 2017 commencing at 6.00pm

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THE ONE & ONLY COLROSE 7

December 12, 2017
£12.00

IT'S PARTY TIME x THE CHRISTMAS BASH with  THE ONE & ONLY COLROSE   7 Kent's own Number One Party Band ~~ Playing great swing numbers with a christmas feel ~ Bumper Raffle mega prizes & last years mince pies !!! Not to be missed  ( If you can get a ticket ?? !!! )   Doors open at 7.00pm and the Party kicks off at 8.00pm Tickets £12.00

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Aladdin – Pantomime

December 14, 2017 - December 24, 2017
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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£10.00 - £15.00

Aladdin This year’s FHODS pantomime is Aladdin, the wondrous tale of the East, with magicians, a princess, a couple of genii, a camel and the lad himself. This year the lad putting the lad in Aladdin is Rupert Garnsey, last seen as Fagin in this year’s FHODS summer blockbuster Oliver! He is joined by Natalie Cornish as Princess Jasmine and Beth Dixon as her handmaiden Chow Mein. Simon Gillan is playing the Genii of the Lamp and Michelle Hartley is…

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January 2018

Derek Nash with – ” PICANTE’  Latin Jazz with musicians from The Jools Holland R&B Orchestra

January 4

NOW BOOKING   With musicians from  The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra.. This is the Latin Band of Latin Bands ~~ Latin as hot as it gets !!! Influenced by the world famous Buena Vista Social Club & Sergio Menzies.. Derek Nash's PICANTE' ~~~ World Class         This is Latin at its Latin Best .. This outfit is loaded with Latin specialists & the rhythm is awesome ~~  DEREK NASH saxes ~ Leader & percussion assortment !!! Great leader…

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The Liane Carroll Trio

January 11

World Class ~ Multi Talented ~ Multi Award Winner ROGER CAREY bass ~~~ RUSSELL FIELD   drums This lady is a one off & reaches the emotions that other tonics can't.. BRITISH JAZZ AT IT'S BEST Doors open 7.00pm and concert commences at 8.00pm Tickets £12.00  

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The Three Musketeers

January 13
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The Scott Hamilton Quartet

January 18

THE BEST INTERNATIONAL JAZZ   NOW BOOKING From The USA The most famous tenor sax man in the world.. THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET~~World Class Yes this is the annual event of The FJC having the worlds most famous jazz tenor saxophonist play for us ~~ In 2017 we were also lucky to have him play for us in August & yes on both gigs it was a complete sell out .. This man has been at the top for many years…

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The Mick Foster Quintet

January 25

The Lennie Niehaus Connection by THE MICK FOSTER QUINTET ~~    World Class Featuring three of the UKs finest saxophonists ~ Foster ~ Barnes & Fowler This is the gig that all of these amazing musicians , personally requested a repeat !!! These are the wonderful original compositions & arrangements of standards by LENNIE NIEHAUS the former Stan Kenton alto saxophonist.. MICK FOSTER  baritone sax ~~ ALAN BARNES alto sax ~~ ROBERT FOWLER tenor sax  ~~ DAVID CHAMBERLAIN double bass…

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February 2018

Pete Long’s Pocket Basie

February 1

PETE LONG~ great musician ,clarinet & saxophone & wonderful  humorist raconteur                                     Pete is also the leader of The Echoes of Ellington Big Band that won the coveted Brit Jazz Award He also leads The Ronnie Scott Big Band & the perform on a regular basis at Ronnies. He returns to The FJC with these Quality Musicians in his highly successful Pocket Basie…

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Rent – the Musical

February 6 - February 9
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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Join the talented students of the Canterbury Academy’s Sixth Form Musical Theatre Programme as they perform the Tony Award-winning rock musical, RENT. With a cast of over 50 elite performing arts students presenting this iconic work, this show is not one to be missed! Performed on agreement with Music Theatre International. Evening performances at 7.30 0n February 6th, 7th and 9th Matinee at 2.30 on February 8th Tickets £12 and £8 for concessions (students and over 65s)

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Jacqui Hicks with the Brian Dee Trio with guest star Art Themen

February 8

    Wow what a scoop to get ART THEMEN to join this fantastic line up ~ This man ~ the former top orthopaedic surgeon has always been in the top echelon of British Saxophonists ~Having seen him a few times recently, the word on the street is~ & i have to agree , his playing is now up into another gear. ART THEMEN is one of the Greats of British Jazz .. BRIAN DEE piano.  DAVE GREEN double bass.  CLARK…

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The Artie Zaitz Quartet

February 13

ARTIE ZAITZ guitar.  ROSS STANLEY hammond organ.  STEVE BROWN drums.  DAVE PATTMAN congas.. This quartet is making its debut at The FJC..  Having seen them on many occasions i can vouch for them being one of the most exciting & unique outfits on The UK jazz scene. They are almost contracted to Ronnie Scotts & the brilliant young leader guitarist Artie Zaitz Is pure class & up there with the best..Plus the excitement of Ross Stanley with the full force…

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An evening with the FHODS Youth Section

February 16 - February 17
Auditorium, Tower Theatre
Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom
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The evening will be in two halves.  The first half is a revue-style drama showcase, compiled and originated by the Youth Section and directed by Louise Cockram. The second half will be the Kent premiere of ‘Kilmainham Kids’, a play that traces the fortunes of 6 children imprisoned in Kilmainham Jail in Dublin in 1850 and one of the leaders of the 1916 uprising, Con Colbert.  How they meet with sixty-six years separating the events is just one of the play's…

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Jazz ‘n Jolson

February 22

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

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

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

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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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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