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Herne Bay Jazz and Swing Festival

@ Herne Bay Pier
Starts Sunday August 21, 2022 @ 14:00
Ends Sunday August 21, 2022 @ 22:00

Herne Bay Jazz Festival has successfully delivered four previous years of this non-profit event to
the Herne Bay Pier Stage, bringing the best of UK jazz talent to this open-air, volunteer-led venue
on the East Kent Coast. With six hours of live music from across the jazz spectrum, our free entry
festival at Herne Bay Pier Stage has previously attracted over six thousand visitors, in a fairly equal
ratio of local and visiting attendees. With a strong emphasis on introducing and promoting the
appreciation of this genre of music without the cost of travel and tickets to a high calibre jazz club,
our continued aim for 2022 is to program new and established performers across a wide range of
instruments and jazz-related styles to offer our audiences the broadest selection possible, with an
emphasis on inclusivity and educational content. Our event at the Pier is open and available to all
ages and abilities, with excellent access for those with mobility issues. By programming a mixture
of styles from swing and Latin jazz to blues, we encourage our wider community and visitors from
around the UK to join us in appreciating our beautiful seaside location and volunteer-run Pier whilst
offering a unique, educational performance experience which our town would otherwise not be able
to enjoy. This year we are also planning to include two specifically family-oriented events, with a
performance by the Kent Youth Jazz Orchestra geared at KS2 upwards and a dedicated children’s
concert for younger families, as well as the opportunity for individuals to try something new by
joining our ‘Giant Jazz Choir’ in a workshop session that weekend. I would also describe our
festival as offering something new all round for the many members of our community who may
never have heard a note of jazz music previously.


Free entry



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