Sue Richardson lines up for inaugural Splash Point Jazz Fest

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The first Splash Point Jazz Festival will take place in Eastbourne on 30 September, with 12 bands appearing across three venues in the south east coast resort town.

Building on the success of Splash Point Jazz Clubs, the three main venues are the Fisherman's Club, Christ Church and Leaf Hall, all within walking distance of each other around Eastbourne's cool 'Splash Point' area. The festival features a mix of modern, mainstream and trad jazz with key appearances by Splash Point Records founders' pianist Neal Richardson and trumpeter Sue Richardson (pictured). The festival will also include fringe events of duo and solo performances as well as a jazz photography exhibition.

Stroller tickets are available to give access to all 12 gigs for £50 and are available from the website below. Line-up details are: Fisherman's Club: Geoff Simkins/Andy Panayi Quintet (2pm); Quinto (4pm); Gershwinovation (6pm); Art Themen and Friends (8.30pm). Christ Church: Neal Richardson Band (2pm); Craig Milverton/ Julian Marc Stringle Quartet (4pm); Sue Richardson's 'Jazz Immortal' (6pm); Hexagonal (8.30pm). Leaf Hall: Susannah Flack Trio (2pm); The Hot Club All Stars featuring Mike Pigott (4pm); Paul Richards Trio (6pm) and The Sara Oschlag Quartet (8.30pm).

Mike Flynn

Full details at www.splashpointmusic.com