Press release

Sponsorship for The South Coast Jazz Festival

The Sussex Sign Company is delighted to support the first ever, Jazz Festival on the South Coast, to be held at the vibrant Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham from January 23 – 25 2015.

Curated by the internationally, award winning renowned vocalist Claire Martin OBE and virtuoso saxophonist Julian Nicholas, this festival will showcase the best of jazz in the southeast.

The launch was held on 26 November and was a massive success, with many of the artists supporting the event.

This 3 day event will celebrate the world class talent from our region with exclusive appearances by both established and up-and-coming artists alike. There will also be adult and junior jazz improvisation workshops, an award-winning photography exhibition, and a guide to ‘essential jazz tracks’ from a top jazz broadcaster.

It is our aim to support the brightest stars in our community and help contribute to the arts.


Friday 23
Jazz Vocal Celebration featuring Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw & Joe Stilgoe.

Saturday 24
Jazz For Absolute Beginners with  Kevin Le Gendre.

Bobby Wellins & Geoff Simkins with The Gareth Williams Trio and Mark Edwards’ ‘Cloggz’ featuring Julian Nicholas & Ben Sarfas.

Sunday 25
Peter Long’s Echoes Of Ellington Orchestra Duke’s First 30 Years and The Mingus Underground Octet featuring Mark Bassey

The Sussex Sign Company has been established for 20 years in 2015 and we are celebrating this by supporting community events throughout the year.

Watch this space – we not only makes signs –
We Make It Happen!

Ropetackle Arts Centre

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Jazz Festival 2015

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Click here to visit the Jazz Festival website.