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Week long jazz festival declared a resounding success!

A resounding success for Jazz by the Sea across Bournemouth and Poole!

Local jazz enthusiasts and music lovers from across the UK were treated to seven days of world class jazz music this year with over eighty live events on offer across Bournemouth and Poole.

Jazz by the Sea Festival 2017 kicked off with a family concert at the Lighthouse featuring BBC Radio 2’s Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra who captivated the audience with her warm presentation style and unique interpretation of the classic jazz standards which left the audience in no doubt of her claim to be the UK’s number one Queen of Swing.

The opening event was followed by a highly successful evening of Blues and Boogie music from New Orleans presented by Jazz FM’s David Freeman. From the dazzling piano playing of Dino Baptiste, recently returned from accompanying Mick Jagger in Mustique to the accomplished blues guitar playing of Mark Harrison and one of the UK’s top female blues singer, Zoe Schwarz who added a touch of class with her Blue Commotion band. Together they brought a full house down when they combined to play a final set celebrating the music of New Orleans.

Other highlights were the internationally recognised acid jazz band, Incognito playing the crowds at Canvas and the legendary James Taylor Quartet hammering out their popular funky jazz numbers at Mr Kyps.

However, the most rewarding Festival event was the day long World Jazz Jamboree which took place at the Lighthouse and featured music from across the world. Representing European jazz, Italian saxophonist, Tommaso Starrace played to a collection of old images by celebrated Italian photographer, Gianni Berengo Gardin, whilst talented Brazilian vocalist Monica Vasconcelos delighted the audience with her wonderful Bossa Nova style of singing. The Thokozile Collective featured the resonating rhythms and beats of an African township but it was Cuban violinist Omar Puente who set the audience alight with his vibrant solos that had everyone on their feet dancing to his unique latin jazz style. To round off a remarkable day of music from around the globe, it was the Soothsayers who presented a fusion of African and West Indian sounds.    A truly memorable World Jazz Jamboree at the Lighthouse in 2017.

Other festival highlights included the launch of the Jazzmobile, bringing jazz to public places across Bournemouth and Poole and the introduction of the Dorset Queen jazz machine playing music whilst cruising around Poole Harbour and featuring Chris Walker and his Hot5 Pedigree Trad jazz band and the cool ambient sounds of Chris Croft and the Revolution Club band.

The greatest achievement of the festival was the introduction of live jazz music into many local hotels, bars, clubs, pubs, restaurants and shops. Highlights included Tina May at Westbeach, the Sharp 9 Duo at Jenkins, Neo and the Cosy Club, Katie Francesca and the FB Pocket Orchestra at Koh Lounge, BoMo Swing at Chaplins, Spiral Jazz at Urban Reef, Veronique Joly at the Guildhall Tavern, Musique a Trois at the Hotel Du Vin and the ever popular Gin and Jazz afternoon at the Miramar Hotel. And in celebration of the jazz festival, the local microbrewery Brewhouse & Kitchen launched their new craft beer, BREWBECK. Mine’s pint of Dave!

The success of the Festival was a result of the support from the Arts Council and the local Business Improvement Districts in Bournemouth and Poole who collaborated with the organisers of the festival to bring live music and entertainment to the local area. It was a great result for the new BID teams whose aims are to help stimulate the local economy and create opportunities for local businesses to develop and prosper, and also for the Jazz by the Sea Festival whose vision is to enhance the quality of life for local residents, create opportunities for talented local musicians and encourage more visitors to the region.

Hi Res photographs courtesy of Conical Sphere Media                                                                    

For more infromation please contact Gerry Clarke, Tel: 07710 611123 or Email: 3gclarke@gmail.com

Note to Editors: The Jazz by the Sea Festival took place a multiple venues across Bournemouth and Poole from 10th to 18th June 2017. See www.jazzbytheseafestival.co.uk for further details.

#JBTSF Launch

Jazz by the Sea Festival Launch - Gerry Clarke, Festival Director

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Transcript

Hello, good morning.

My name is Gerry Clarke and I’m Director of the Jazz by the Sea Festival.

I’m pleased to welcome you all to our festival launch this morning and in particular the Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams and the Mayor of Poole, Cllr Lindsay Wilson who are going to officially open our Jazz by the Sea Festival in a moment.

First of all, I want to say a quick thanks to Gavin Lewis and Beales Store for hosting and sponsoring our event and also Chris and Revolution Club quartet for entertaining us this morning.

This year, we have chosen a programme of jazz that we think will appeal to all. From the scintillating sounds of the Swing era brought to you by Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra to the jazzy Afro Reggae beats of the Caribbean, courtesy of the Soothsayers. Not only have we broadened the appeal but we have increased the size and scope of the festival. There are a number of new venues along our coastal strip, from Southbourne in the East to Sandbanks in the West who will be featuring some of the finest Jazz music on the South Coast!

New this year, our Jazzmobile, which some of you may have seen and heard outside the store, will bring live jazz music to public places around Bournemouth and Poole and the Dorset Queen Jazz Machine, a 1920’s passenger boat that will play trad jazz whilst cruising Poole Harbour.

One of the highlights of the Festival week is an evening of Blues and Boogie from New Orleans presented by Jazz FM at Lighthouse.

Also appearing the week, the legendary James Taylor Quartet at Mr Kyps, Tina May at West Beach and the internationally recognised acid jazz band, Incognito at Canvas. And, returning after the success of last year, our World Jazz Jamboree featuring international stars from around the world, from Italy, Brazil, Africa, Cuba and the Caribbean. We hope there will be something of interest for everyone in our Jazz by the Sea Festival this year.

We are greatly indebted to our sponsors: To the Arts Council England for a major financial contribution, to the recently renewed Bournemouth Town Centre BID and Coastal BID teams and to the newly established Poole BID team, without whose help and funding support we would not be here today. Also to all our local hotels, bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants who are offering free jazz events as part of the festival this year. Please go and support them and enjoy a drink or a meal as you listen to some fine jazz.

In addition, our Business Partners, companies such as the Brewhouse & Kitchen who have created a special beer for the festival aptly called Brewbeck, mine’s a pint of Dave, The Koh Group for providing an office for the festival, our two local Bus companies MoreBus and Yellow Buses for bringing local people to the festival and The Bournemouth Echo for help with promotion and advertising .

Also Lighthouse for supporting us with their venue and ticketing arrangements and BSO for collaborating with us to put on some jazz for the benefit of the local community. Finally my sincere thanks to all the Festival Management team and our team of supporters who have worked very hard to make this happen!

We are today launching our Friends of the Festival & Festival Patrons Club - an exclusive new club for jazz fans and followers of the festival. Members will get exclusive invitation to future events covering music, arts & culture, food and lifestyle. Be sure to sign up before you leave.

I now would like to call upon the Mayors of Bournemouth and Poole to officially open the festival and maybe you would like to say a few words?

Thank you Lawrence, Lindsay......................we appreciate your support.

We hope there is something here for everyone! So do come and join us!

May the Jazz be with you!

Gerry Clarke, Festival Director

POOLE HARBOUR JAZZ CRUISE - #JBTSF

POOLE HARBOUR JAZZ CRUISE

Dorset Queen Jazz Boat

Jazz by the Sea Festival will take place across multiple venues in Poole and Bournemouth from 11-17th June 2017. With live performances in retail outlets, shopping arcades, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs as well as in public areas, with musicians also playing from the Festival’s unique Jazzmobile each day during festival week.

On Sunday 11th June 2017, Jazz fans are invited to join Jazz by the Sea Festival on board the Dorset Queen, a recently restored 1920’s classic passenger boat, for an afternoon of jazz on the high seas.

Jazz music will be provided on the day by Chris Walker’s Pedigree Hot 5 Trad Jazz Band, with the Dorset Queen setting sail at 2pm, although the beautifully restored boat will be docked at Poole Quay from 12 noon for passers-by to enjoy some British trad jazz.

Tickets are available for just £20.00 per person, with tickets including a picturesque cruise around Poole Harbour and Dorset Cream Tea.

To buy tickets please telephone 01202 724910

HOTEL DEALS, JAZZ BRUNCHES, JAZZ DINNER AND GIN & JAZZ

Cliff House Hotel, Hotel Miramar

Jazz by the Sea Festival will take place across multiple venues in Poole and Bournemouth from 11-17th June 2017. With live performances in retail outlets, shopping arcades, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs as well as in public areas, with musicians also playing from the Festival’s unique Jazzmobile each day during festival week.

Cliff House Hotel is a unique destination for anyone who wants to experience the beauty and history of the Dorset coastline. The hotel recently became the first UK hotel to join the International chain of Charm & Character Hotels. The landscaped garden, terrace and bright indoor lounge area with a fusion of interior design styles, lend themselves perfectly to enjoying live jazz music. The hotel hosts our launch night on Sunday 11th June with an evening of fine food and jazz with a Champagne & canapé reception with music by Rachel More, a sumptuous four course dinner followed by entertainment by Veronique Joly Trio. £45 ticket.

There’s something special for jazz fans at the Hotel Miramar’s ‘Gin and Jazz’ afternoon on Sunday 11th June with Sarah Bolter and her jazz ensemble playing cool jazz from 3pm. Listen to the sounds of Summer and enjoy a glass of something chilled as you watch the sun set across the bay. There is no entrance fee and everyone is made to feel exceptionally welcome. There can be no better way to round off a busy day than just chilling out, listening to live jazz on the lawn!

With a host of live events happening across Poole & Bournemouth during festival week, jazz fans are reminded to keep an eye out on social media and Jazz by the Sea’s website listed below for deals and offers all week long.

Cliff House Hotel - http://www.cliffhouse-hotel.com/special-events/

Hotel Miramar - http://miramar-bournemouth.com/whats-on/jazz-festival/

 

 

Venue Announcements

JAZZ BY THE SEA FESTIVAL 2017:

VENUE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Jazz by the Sea Festival will take place across multiple venues in Poole and Bournemouth from 11-17th June 2017. Bringing world class jazz musicians to Dorset, but also showcasing local jazz. With live performances in retail outlets, shopping arcades, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs as well as in public areas, with musicians also playing from the Festival’s unique Jazzmobile each day during festival week.

Music venues, theatres and concert halls:

Lighthouse Poole, Mr Kyps Poole, Bournemouth Pavilion, Swing Unlimited Jazz Club Parley, Shelley Theatre Boscombe, Barrington Centre Ferndown.

Bars, clubs and pubs:

Koh Lounge, Cosy Club Lounge, Chaplin’s/Cellar Bar, Canvas Loft Bar,
60 Million Postcards, Urban Reef Beach Bar, Guildhall Tavern Poole, Brewhouse & Kitchen Bournemouth & Southbourne, Athelstan Arms Southbourne, Libertine Pub Westbourne, Grove Tavern Southbourne, King Charles Poole, The Angel Poole, Jolly Sailor Poole, Blue Boar Poole, Dean Park Inn.

Restaurants and cafes:

Koh Thai Boscombe, Café Rouge Westbourne, Galleons Ice Cream Parlour Bournemouth, Jenkins & Sons, Neo Restaurant, West Beach Restaurant, La Tasca Bournemouth, All Fired Up, Mexigo Restaurant Bournemouth.

Hotels:

The Plantation Canford Cliffs, Miramar Hotel, Cliff House Hotel, Hotel Du Vin Poole, Urban Beach Hotel Boscombe, Cumberland Hotel, Cottonwood Hotel.

Shopping centres, community spaces and local events:

ETC International College, Brendoncare Sunrise Club, ETC College Café, Citygate Centre, Beales Store Bournemouth, Dolphin Centre Poole, Sovereign Centre Boscombe, Harry Paye Day Main Stage Poole, Maritime Festival Poole.

For full programme details visit www.jazzbytheseafestival.co.uk

A PROFILE OF LOCAL JAZZ STARS

JAZZ BY THE SEA FESTIVAL 2017: A PROFILE OF LOCAL JAZZ STARS

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Jazz by the Sea Festival will take place across multiple venues in Poole and Bournemouth from 11-17th June 2017. Not only bringing world class jazz musicians to Dorset, but also showcasing local jazz acts. With live performances in retail outlets, shopping arcades, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs as well as in public areas, with musicians also playing from the Festival’s unique Jazzmobile.

Playing as part of Jazz FM’s Blues & Boogie evening on 15th June at Lighthouse Poole, will be local blues vocalist Zoe Schwarz and electric guitarist Rob Koral, along with their Blue Commotion Band.

Dorset based Sharp 9 Duo, consisting of Jazz guitarist Ben Pedley and saxophonist and vocalist Clare Manners, will be performing at Cosy Club Lounge on 11th June, Jenkins & Sons Steak & Jazz on 12th, Koh Thai Booscombe on the 13th and Neo Restaurant on 14th June.

Recently launched modern jazz group the Tom Gwyther Trio, will perform on our Jazzmobile stage at various locations all week from 11th June, whilst local vocalist Rachel Rafter performs with her jazz trio at Cliff House Hotel on 11th June, The Brewhouse & Kitchen Bournemouth on 14th June and at Beales Store Bournemouth on Saturday 17th June.

Bournemouth based sax/clarinet and flute player Sarah Bolter will perform at The Miramar Hotel on Sunday 11th June as part of their Gin & Jazz evening, as well as performing alongside local Jazz singer Tina May at West Beach Restaurant on 15th June.

For full programme details visit www.jazzbytheseafestival.co.uk

AN EVENING OF BLUES AND BOOGIE

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JAZZ FM - IN ASSOCIATION WITH JAZZ BY THE SEA FESTIVAL 2017 PRESENT AN EVENING OF BLUES AND BOOGIE

Thursday 15th June 2017 will see Jazz by the Sea Festival 2017, in collaboration with Jazz FM, present an evening of Blues and Boogie, in the Sherling Studio of Lighthouse Poole.

Hosted and presented by Jazz FM’s David Freeman, the evening will feature music from New Orleans, with well-known acoustic blues guitarist Mark Harrison and renowned boogie woogie pianist Dino Baptiste. Joining the line-up will be one of the country’s leading blues singers Zoe Schwarz, along with her Blue Commotion Band.

Jazz by the Sea Festival will take place across multiple venues in Poole and Bournemouth from 11-17th June 2017. Bringing world class jazz musicians to Dorset, with live performances in retail outlets, shopping arcades, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs as well as in public areas with musicians playing from the Festival’s unique Jazzmobile.

To Book Tickets Online visit www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or call 01202 28000.

 

THE WORLD JAZZ JAMBOREE AT LIGHTHOUSE POOLE

Jazz By The Sea Festival 2017 Presents:
THE WORLD JAZZ JAMBOREE AT LIGHTHOUSE POOLE

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To round off a week of Jazz in a multitude of venues across Bournemouth and Poole, Jazz by the Sea Festival presents the World Jazz Jamboree at Lighthouse Poole on Saturday 17th June, showcasing jazz music from around the world.

Opening the day’s series of concerts is the Italian saxophonist, Tommaso Starace and his Quartet, who explore a melodic and cinematic approach to jazz music, against a backdrop of images from one of Italy’s most celebrated photographers, Gianni Berengo Gardin.

The World Jazz Jamboree will also include Monica Vasconcelos, who introduces the wonderful lyrical compositions of the Brazilian Bossa Nova with her authentic South American band. Dan Somogyi returns mid-afternoon with his Thokozile Collective - a highly talented South African jazz sextet featuring the reverberating rhythms and beats of the African continent.

In the early evening, acclaimed Cuban Violinist Omar Puente and his Sextet play their unique style of music, drawing on the elements of classical and traditional Cuban music to form the basis of an exciting new approach to Jazz.

Bringing the World Jazz Jamboree and Jazz by the Sea Festival 2017 to a close, Soothsayers, a hugely popular Afro Caribbean 7 piece band perform original Afrobeat and reggae-influenced jazz grooves that are guaranteed to get the audience in party mode for the festival finale.

Jazz by the Sea Festival will take place across multiple venues in Poole and Bournemouth from 11-17th June 2017. Bringing world class jazz musicians to Dorset, with live performances in retail outlets, shopping arcades, hotels, bars, restaurants, clubs and pubs as well as in public areas with musicians playing from the Festival’s unique Jazzmobile.

Tickets are from £15 to £24. Book Online at www.lighthousepoole.co.uk or call 01202 28000. For programme details visit www.jazzbytheseafestival.co.uk

 
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