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Fri, 25 Aug


Rye Community Centre

Will Collier’s Chet Baker Project

Will Collier’s Chet Baker Project transports you to the elegant decadence of 1950’s West Coast cool. For lovers of authentic classy cool jazz.

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Will Collier’s Chet Baker Project
Will Collier’s Chet Baker Project

Time & Location

25 Aug 2023, 20:00 – 23:00

Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill, Rye TN31 7LE, UK

About The Event


It's the time of year again when we step forward proudly as an official venue of The Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival. We have 3 days of live music lined up in our space and we can't wait to tell you all about it. As some of you may know, this is our last year being able to provide The BYC as part of the festival, so there's no time like 2023 to come along and show your support.


After the second world war, following Miles Davis and Gil Evans’ lead, Chet Baker and long-term collaborator Gerry Mulligan left the technical bebop improvisations behind to create a laid-back melodic style of jazz emphasising composition and arrangement.

Will Collier’s quartet pay homage to Chet’s legacy with music ranging from his early recordings with Charlie Parker to the piano-less quartets to the seminal album Chet Baker Sings.

Double bass player and singer Will Collier is a founding member of the Horne Section and leader of the Will Collier Septet who have released two albums. He has appeared on BBC1, BBC2, ITV, C4 and performed with Bobby McFerrin, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Cullum, Cleo Laine, Joe Stilgoe, Claire Teal, Katherine Jenkins, Tinie Tempah, Imogen Heap, Atomic Kitten, Big Zuu, Suggs, Robbie Williams, Joe Stilgoe to name a few.


  • Doors open 6.30pm / Performance 8.00pm
  • Fully licensed bar (no food available)
  • Wheelchair access, accesible facitilites

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