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Dirty Martini UpdateDirty Martini Update

Friday 26th June

Following our organFax news item on the 17th June we have been asked to up date the following information as the Festival Director has now changed the date and given Dirty Martini the headline spot to close the festival on Monday 31st August 8pm - 10.30pm.

Joining them for the show is the stunning saxophonist Derek Nash from Jools Holland's Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Tickets for the Rye Jazz Show are £10. Details can be found here.

Special Mayoral Reception For John MannSpecial Mayoral Reception For John Mann

Thursday 25th June

We are delighted to pass on the news that John Mann has been given a Special Mayoral Reception in his honour which was held in Brighton last Friday, 19th June. He was presented with a certificate by the Mayor, Councillor Lynda Hyde, “as a mark of gratitude and in recognition of his services to Music and Culture in the City of Brighton & Hove”.

John says “It was a splendid occasion to have been honoured, and to be able to share it with forty invited guests who travelled from all over the ... Read more.

AOE Summer BreakAOE Summer Break

Monday 22nd June

The Association of Organ Enthusiasts is holding its Summer Break, at the Mercure Kidderminster Hotel, Habberley Road, Kidderminster, in the heart of rural Worcestershire, commencing on Monday 29th June. The residential event, our twenty-sixth at this venue, which runs for five days, is primarily a get-together for members, but there is ample capacity for day visitors, members or non-members, at a cost of just £5 per day which includes all sessions.

Artistes featured are David Thomas, Byron Jones, Chiho Sunamoto & Jon Smith, Elizabeth Harrison, Kevin Morgan, Andrew Nix, Dav... Read more.

Invitation To Folk & BoatInvitation To Folk & Boat

Thursday 18th June

For the past 25 years Middlewich council in Cheshire have run an event called 'Folk & Boat'. Over 30,000 people are estimated to visit the free festival each year.

John and Jackie Romero would like to invite all to 'Accordion Magic', which will be their small part in the event in which all profits will go to the Winstons Wish Charity for beareved children. It all kicks off this Friday (19th June) and goes on until Sunday (21st).

'Accordion Magic' will be held in the couples garden which backs onto the Trent & Mersey Canal and will feature accordions of every size and... Read more.

Exciting Summer AheadExciting Summer Ahead

Wednesday 17th June

for Rod Pooley and his swing band! As many organ and keyboard fans may know, since April 2012 Rod has been the co leader of a very popular 6 piece swing band based in Eastbourne called the Dirty Martini Swing Band.

In addition to a major concert slot at this years Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival held over 4 days and 5 nights of the August Bank Holiday weekend, they have also been booked by the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne to host their celebration of jazz, swing R&B and funk show.

The date of their Rye Jazz Festival concert is Saturday 29th August 2... Read more.

David Gray @ WorthingDavid Gray @ Worthing

Tuesday 16th June

Talented young organist David Gray makes a welcome return to the Assembly Hall, Worthing this Sunday 21st June 2015 starting at 2.30pm.

David has just finished a Masters Degree in Performance Studies at the Royal Academy of Music. He is trained as a concert pianist but relaxes by playing light music on the Theatre Organ and is a remarkably accomplished player for his age. He has given concerts at major organ venues in the UK, the USA and Australia.

Regular concert goers may have seen his spectacular concert last summer when he took time away from the Wurlitzer console to p... Read more.

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