Tuesday, 28 August 2012


August Bank Holiday weekend may be over, but there’s still something to enjoy. The Friends of Ellington Park are gearing up for another big event. In collaboration with Wantsum Jazz, they are mounting a music fest at the bandstand in Ellington Park, Ramsgate on Saturday 1st September from 12 – 7 pm.
The music leads off with the Beach Babes, fronted by Steve Ansell from Hot Chocolate. They promise funky street music in the tradition of James Brown. They will be followed by the Laurence Cottle Quartet. Cottle is a world renowned jazz musician specialising in Jazz Fusion. For this gig, he will be bringing down a four piece band that promises to play some exciting music.
Syd Arthur will also be coming from Canterbury. Although familiar from the previous two Jazz Festivals, they have put together a range of newly-inspired music and promise to be an exciting band.
Fresh from performing to a crowd of 50,000 people (yes, 50,000) at the Guildford Festival, we are proud to welcome Trenchtown. They describe themselves as ‘a celebration of the spirit of reggae music, paying homage to those that not only inspired a generation but those that changed the world through the power of their music. A collaborative project with a lineup including Trevor Boucuad AKA Passion – Rebel Uprising, and Brian Tuitt –Bad Manners. ‘On a mission to explore reggae music in its rawest form.’
The day will end with some rousing, raw rock from Benzie led by their powerful female vocalist, Coralie.
This will be a day to remember. Food and drink will be available on site and, come rain or shine, the trees will act as a perfect canopy.
For more information, please contact Tony Bex on 01843 850630 or email to thanetjazz@yahoo.com

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