Uckfield Festival 2017 Final Night .

The Jon Hamilton Big Band

Sunday 16th July 2017

In a stunning finale to Festival week, the 17 musicians of the Tonbridge-based Jon Hamilton Big Band, together with vocalist Ruth Fahie, entertained with a programme featuring the music of Duke Ellington: pianist, band leader, composer…..and musical visionary. More so than any other band of the era, the Duke’s music was true jazz, orchestrated for the big band sound. The band was joined by the wonderful Ruth Fahrenheit, singing numbers made famous by the great Ella Fitzgerald, in collaboration with Ellington and others. (In association with GP Music Promotions).

Once again it was the wonderful Luxford Bar staff of Leanne and Sohie who made sure no one went thirsty during the interval on a great night of music to end the Uckfield Festival 2017.

ALL IMAGES by Ron Hill (HillPhotographic)

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