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June 2018

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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” 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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LOUISE MARSHALL WITH THE DEREK NASH BAND

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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GREG ABATE WITH THE CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO

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

THE CLARK TRACEY (YOUNG GUNS ) QUINTET

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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LEGALLY BLOND JUNIOR -THE MUSICAL

August 4

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

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XPQ VASILIS XENOPOULOS & NIGEL PRICE QUINTET

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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MISS LEE GIBSON

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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THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET

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

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…

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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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COMPANY

September 19 - September 22

FHODS presents the famous musical comedy 'COMPANY' by Stephen Sondheim.

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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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October 2018

EDITH IN THE DARK

October 13

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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DALISO CHAPONDA FROM BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT

October 19

We are excited to welcome Britain’s Got Talent and Amanda Holden’s golden buzzer act comedian Daliso Chaponda for his debut stand up tour for 2018 entitled ‘What The African Said…’

“Laugh after laugh after laugh” – AMANDA HOLDEN
“My face is hurting from laughing” - ALESHA DIXON
“You should be a comedy super star” - DAVID WALLIAMS
“I could see you hosting your own show” - SIMON COWELL

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November 2018

MY BOY JACK

November 8 - November 10

FHODS present 'My Boy Jack'

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December 2018

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION CAROL CONCERT

December 9

This Christmas FHODS and the Salvation Army are combining to bring a spectacular Christmas Carol Concert to the Tower Theatre. With the Salvation Army Band and Choir with FHODS singers starting from 6.00pm For all the family Admission free but will you need a ticket as the event expected to be sell out

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

December 14 - December 26

It's behind you! FHODS proudly present this years panto - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with our first ever Boxing Day performance!

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