Music – Jazz, Blues, Folk, Rock, World

Saturday, June 16, 8pm.


SIMPLY DAN, THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 3RP.

Simply Dan offer a one-off chance to experience Steely Dan’s seminal album AJA live plus back catalogue of hits, played by the cream of London’s session musicians in an eight-piece line-up. One of the most iconic bands of all time, revered for their musicianship and song-writing prowess. Tickets £16; students £14. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is comprised of guitarists Mitch Callow, John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They play café music, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation. Venue is the walled garden of St Martin’s Café. Tickets include a hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

 

Thursday, June 21, 7.30pm.


TYGER, TYGER: DEBORAH ROSE & MARI RANDLE, BLAKEFEST, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Modern folk music at its best in settings inspired by Blake, Shakespeare, Tennyson and Rossetti in a mesmerising landscape of Celtic music. “Exceedingly beautiful, achingly romantic, a real burst of wild flowers and all their scents” – Math Jones, RSC. With support from inspiring local singer-songwriters David Farnan and Olivia Stevens. Tickets £12; students and children £5. Disabled access.

 

Friday, June 22, 7.30pm.


GEOFF ROBB – SPANISH AND CELTIC INSPIRED GUITAR MUSIC, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREW’S COURT, OFF EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Geoff Robb is a guitarist and composer whose music blends his classical training with his love of Spanish and Celtic music. His compositions will take you on a journey from Spain to Scotland. His background in healing comes through in the way his music will transport you away. www.geoffrobb.com. Tickets £8; concessions £6. Disabled access.

 

Friday, June 22, 7.30pm.


ROB JOHNSTON IN CONCERT, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Rob Johnston returns to the Festival this year with a unique blend of stunning instrumental acoustic guitar music and songs. A unique finger-style and plectrum player, Rob also uses digital effects, looping technology and even guitar percussion in his music. This is cutting-edge contemporary guitar playing. Tickets £8; seniors and students £7; children £6. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, June 23, 7.30pm.

HYBRID KID, CHICHESTER INN, EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

Live indie-rock three-piece. A cross-breeding of bright and twangy guitars and progressive, finger-walking bass lines. Seems to lead you to a secret opium den in China Town where nebulous sounds and guitar echoes come together to form Hybrid Kid. Free admission. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 24, 1pm.


CHORO! – TRADITIONAL BRAZILIAN MUSIC, THE CHORÕES, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

The Chorões are an ensemble of award-winning musicians, formed at the RCM, who specialise in a traditional Brazilian music called Choro. Drawing on samba and classical music, this genre emerged in the late-18th century. The ensemble is a quartet of clarinet, guitar, cavaquinho (Brazilian ukulele) and pandeiro (Brazilian tambourine). Tickets £10; students and children £5. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 24, 6.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, WEST DEAN GARDENS RESTAURANT, PO18 0RX.

Guitars in the Garden play café music, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation and voice. The venue is the lovely restaurant garden of West Dean, with beautiful views of the Downs.

The restaurant will be open for food and drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 24, 8pm.


EDUARDO NIEBLA EXPERIENCE, ROOTS AROUND THE WORLD, ST JOHN’S CHAPEL, ST JOHN’S STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1UR.

Eduardo Niebla is a formidable flamenco jazz guitar virtuoso and master of today’s generation. Continually seeking out new musical terrain, he has traversed the worlds of jazz, classical, world and pop music. Tonight Eduardo presents a stunning repertoire, brilliantly accompanied by Matthew Robinson (guitar) and Dharmesh Parmar (tabla). Tickets £17. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, June 26, 12-2pm.

FOLK IN THE CAFE, BRICK KILN GARDEN CENTRE, BOGNOR ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO20 1EJ.

Jez Lowe is a singer song-writer with a double nomination in the BBC Folk Awards for best singer and best new song. With tours of UK, America, Europe and Canada, Jez shows no sign of slowing down. This June he appears at Brick Kiln Garden Centre for the venue’s folk event. Tickets free. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, June 26, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is comprised of guitarists Mitch Callow, John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They play café music, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation. Venue is the walled garden of St Martin’s Café. Tickets include a hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

 

Thursday, June 28, 7.30pm.


POETRY & JAZZ CAFE WITH LOUIS DE BERNIÈRES, EDES HOUSE, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RW.

Acclaimed author and poet Louis de Bernières and jazz duo Jo Fooks with Ted Beament entertain and inspire. Louis will read from his collection of poems, Of Love and Desire. Enjoy a delightful mix of words and music with complimentary home-made cake in the splendid setting of grade I listed Edes House. Tickets £15. Disabled access.

 

 

Friday, June 29, 7.30pm.


PHOENIX BIG BAND – EVENING OF MUSIC AND DANCING, ASSEMBLY ROOM, NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1LQ.

Phoenix Big Band brings you a unique gala evening of music and dancing. Put on your dancing shoes and be prepared to be entertained with a wide range of wonderful big-band tunes from the ages. Ball gowns and bow ties optional. Tickets £12.50. Disabled access.

 

 

Friday, June 29, 7.45pm.


ARNIE SOMOGYI – SCENES IN THE CITY, THE MUSIC OF CHARLES MINGUS, CHICHESTER JAZZ CLUB, THE PALLANT SUITE, FREEMASONS HALL, 7 SOUTH PALLANT, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SY.

A repertoire, rather than a tribute band, Scenes in the City, fronted by leading UK double bassist Arnie Somogyi, combines the talent of some of the UK’s best jazz musicians. Band includes Tony Kofi and Alan Barnes (saxophones), Jeremy Price (trombone), Mark Edwards (piano) and Clark Tracey (drums). Tickets £12; students £5. Disabled access.

 

 

Friday, June 29, 8pm.


LEM AND THE WHITE FIRE, THE CHICHESTER INN, 38 WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

Hailing from Chichester, Lem and The White Fire are an exciting soul pop collective. Devised by the quirky vocal powerhouse Lem Parker and co-writer Marcus Crowe, the collective encompasses guitars, drums, piano, trumpets and saxophones to create a rich and infectious sound. Tickets £10; seniors and students £9. Over-18s only. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 3, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, ST MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is comprised of guitarists Mitch Callow, John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They play café music, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation. Venue is the walled garden of St Martin’s Café. Tickets include a hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

 

Thursday, July 5, 7.30pm.

DVORAK’S NEW WORLD WITH WORTHING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND KOSMOS ENSEMBLE, CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL, CHICHESTER, PO19 1PX.

Worthing Symphony Orchestra and Kosmos Ensemble present New Worlds, pairing Dvorak’s hugely-popular New World Symphony with a dynamic new concerto for Kosmos and orchestra, by multi-award winning composer Errollyn Wallen. This exciting fusion of world music and classical is prefaced by Glinka’s brilliant Ruslan & Ludmilla overture. Tickets £12.50 to £35. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 5, 8.30pm.


PEBBLE BEACH UKULELE BAND, CHICHESTER INN, 38 WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

Local six-piece ukulele band playing all types of music. Tickets £2. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, July 8, 6.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, WEST DEAN GARDENS RESTAURANT, PO18 0RX.

Guitars in the Garden play café music, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation and voice. The venue is the lovely restaurant garden of West Dean, with beautiful views of the Downs.The restaurant will be open for food and drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

Tuesday, July 10, 4.30pm.


GUITARS IN THE GARDEN, St MARTIN’S ORGANIC COFFEE HOUSE, PO19 1NP.

Guitars in the Garden is comprised of guitarists Mitch Callow, John Mason and guest vocalist Anda Moore. They play café music, a genre from Bach to Blues, Django to contemporary, which is often interspersed with improvisation. Venue is the walled garden of St Martin’s Café.  Tickets include a hot drink. Tickets £8. Disabled access.

 

 

Tuesday, July 10, 12-2pm.

JAZZ IN THE CAFE WITH IMOGEN RYALL, BRICK KILN GARDEN CENTRE, BOGNOR ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO20 1EJ.

Imogen Ryall’s career has encompassed several recordings and tours. She has performed at London’s Jazz Café, 606 Club, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the Barbican Hall. She is performing at Brick Kiln Garden Centre with another of the country’s finest jazz artists, Julian Nicholas an incredible saxophonist and composer. Free admission. Disabled access.

 

Wednesday, July 11, 7.30pm.

TRIO NOVA, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Bassist Alec Dankworth, guitarist Jorge Bravo and percussionist Demi Garcia Sabat join forces for an eclectic take on jazz, flamenco and Latin music, interspersed with original compositions. This international trio hailing from Chile, Spain and the UK fuse their wealth of diverse musical traditions from classical music to gypsy jazz. Tickets £17, £15; under-25s £5. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 12, 7.30pm.

ZAMAAN TRIO, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Classical and traditional music from across the Middle-East, featuring the great composers of Syria and Egypt and performed by virtuoso Syrian musicians with a passion for their heritage: oud player Rihab Azar, bassist Fajer Alabdallah and percussionist Jamal AlSaka (Riq and Mazhar). Zamaan means Time in Arabic. www.rihabazar.co.uk. Tickets £17, £15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.

 

 

Thursday, July 12, 8pm.


CELLOPHANE FLOWERS – THE BEATLES REVISITED, PALLANT SUITE, CHICHESTER, PO19 1SY.

A trio of experienced musicians interpreting The Beatles’ work in a new, refreshing way focussing on the vocals –accompanied by only one guitar. Guitarist/singer Alex Eberhard joins forces with vocalists Lucy Pickering and Rachel Myer to explore the Lennon-McCartney catalogue’s vocal possibilities. A musical journey from Love Me Do to Because and Across The Universe. Tickets £12; concessions £10. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 14, 3pm.


MUSIC ACTION INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS JEAN PAUL SAMPUTU, AMICI CONCERTS, ST PANCRAS CHURCH, EASTGATE SQUARE, CHICHESTER, PO19 7LJ.

Having survived the Genocide of 1994 in Rwanda, singer, songwriter, and peace activist Samputu is one of the most prominent African artists on the world stage. A cultural ambassador for both Rwanda and Music Action International, he brings traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming and a message of peace, reconciliation and love. Tickets £17, £15; under 25 years £5. Disabled access.

 

Saturday, July 14, 8pm.


DANIELLE MORGAN AND BAND, TIME MACHINE RECORDS, OXMARKET GALLERY, ST ANDREWS COURT, EAST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1YH.

Chichester-based singer/songwriter/musician Danielle Morgan shares a very personal musical journey featuring universal themes and her original melodies delivered with real power and honest emotion, supported by her band. Past favourites and new tracks to be showcased. They promise an amazing night at an intimate venue. Tickets £14; students £10; children £5. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, July 15, 6pm.


PLASTIKES KAREKLES, AMICI CONCERTS, HALNAKER PARK COTTAGE, FAR END OF PARK LANE, HALNAKER, NR CHICHESTER, PO18 0QH.

An eclectic collaboration of international and Greek musicians performing their own arrangements of Rebetiko through to contemporary Greek folk music, with soulful singing, circle dances and footstamping rhythms. www.plastikeskarekles.net. Parking available. Bring low chairs for picnics and dancing shoes for the concert. Tickets £17 (£18.50 on the door) including glass of wine; under 25 years £10; under ten years free at the gate if dry weather. Disabled access.

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