On Wed 11th December, why not enjoy a sensational soiree of seasonal words and music with stage star Mark Wynter, actress Emily Rose Smith, the evergreen Jazz Smugglers band and free mince pies?!
Held in the atmospheric Grade 1 listed St John’s Chapel, the Festive Jazz Café is a great way to kick off the run-down to Christmas with mellow jazz classics and entertaining poetry readings.
The Festive Jazz Café charity gala event is held each December to raise funds for the next year’s Festival of Chichester. The Festival is a charity that Katy of Chichester Copywriter supports by managing their website.
Each year, Katy and her team update the content on the Festival of Chichester website – adding copy and images for some 200 events with links through to Chichester Box Office for ticket sales. This year, Katy hopes to improve the website further by adding some SEO copywriting so that prospective Festival goers can find the website more easily and the Festival, though already hugely successful, can continue to grow.
At St John’s Chapel on December 11, Sixties’ singing legend and star of film and stage Mark Wynter will give seasonal readings and poems his unique twist. His acting credits include Phantom of the Opera, Cats and Robert and Elizabeth as well as headlining in Chichester Festival Theatre’s version of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Mark’s singing CV includes numerous top 20 hits such as Venus In Blue Jeans and Go Away Little Girl.
Keen supporters since the very first Festival of Chichester, The Jazz Smugglers are the Festival’s house band and Maria Ball will take vocals in her usual distinctive style.
Performing alongside Mark, Maria and the Jazz Smugglers is Chichester’s own Emily Rose Smith, whose credits include Goblin Market for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sydmonton Festival, Canaries Sometimes Sing (London and Antibes), Dr Faustus with Sam West and Chekhov as part of Festival of Chichester.