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Clint Eastwood's composer son Kyle Eastwood headlines Rye Jazz concerts with Russell Watson and The Christians

By Angela Cole

Clint Eastwood's musician son, the "People's Tenor" and an iconic 80s band are among the line-up for a series of jazz concerts this spring.

World class musicians will be converging on Rye during the early May bank holiday for the Rye Jazz concerts.

Held at St Mary's Church between Thursday, May 3 and Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, they include Kyle Eastwood, a jazz bassist and composer.

Kyle Eastwood, the son of Clint Eastwood, is a jazz bassist and composer

The son of screen legend Clint, Kyle will travel from Paris to perform an afternoon concert on Sunday, May 6 with his jazz quintet.

Kyle and his cool cats will be performing tracks from his substantial back catalogue and his new album In Transit, including some Count Basie, Monk and Mingus covers, not to mention his favourite Italian cinema theme, which symbolises his special relationship with the film industry.

Tenor Russell Watson

The Peoples' Tenor singer Russell Watson performs with the Fidelity international choir on Thursday, May 3.

With more than seven million album sales to his name, Russell is one of the most successful classical singers of all time. A VIP package for his date includes a pre-concert reception, premier front seats at the venue, signed CD and the opportunity to meet with Russell.

The Christians will be at Rye this May

Acclaimed American Soul and Gospel singer Avery Sunshine headlines on Saturday, May 5 as part of her European tour dates and Liverpool-based band The Christians perform a stripped-back concert on Sunday, May 6. They will be performing many of their hits including Forgotten Town, Ideal World and Harvest for the World.

Classic BRIT award winning guitarist Miloš Karadaglic performs an afternoon concert on Monday, May 7.

For tickets go to ryejazz.com

Avery Sunshine

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