Arts Council jazz project visits Lyme Regis

WITH an annual festival and regular concerts, Lyme Regis’ seaside setting seems to appeal to jazz aficionados.

The Marine Theatre, the town’s premier arts venue, has announced that the Jazz Promotion Network is staging a special double-bill, which is part of a nationwide tour showcasing the country’s best young jazz musicians.

The concert features the Samantha Wright Quintet and The Bela Horvath Trio.

Bela Horvath revisists well-known standards, with a Hungarian twist that reflects his Eastern European heritage. Samantha Wright is a clarinet player inspired by Eddie Daniels, Benny Goodman, and Jimmy Giuffre.

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Theatre manager Sophia Moseley said: “It’s important to us to support musicians in their early careers, so we are pleased to be involved with this high-profile event.”

The Arts Council are supporting the venture – called the Emerging Talent Scheme – alongside the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Leeds College of Music.

The concert will be held at the Marine Theatre on Tuesday, October 23 with doors opening at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.

Tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door, with 10% off for Theatre Friends. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit

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