Sammy Rimington International Band

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Thursday October 12, 2017 Sammy Rimington is one of the leading exponents of New Orleans revival jazz. He came to prominence with Ken Colyer’s Jazzmen and has since performed and recorded with almost all the legends of jazz. He can be heard on nearly 300 recordings. His International Band numbers leading musicians from the Netherlands and Belgium as well as … Read More

Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic on all four saxophones (soprano to baritone), Derek Nash has been a member of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, performing over 100 gigs a year. With Jools, he has played to 65,000 people at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival, where he was featured soloist, and has backed Paul … Read More

Chris Ingham Quartet with Paul Higgs

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the company of the Chris Ingham Quartet and the beautiful melodies of Dudley Moore! We all know about Moore, the great comic actor, but we forget what a talented jazz pianist he was in the timeless tradition of Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner, performing regularly with his trio on his cutting-edge 1960s satirical TV show with … Read More

Meet the Pirates

Patricia CrawfordLive on Stage

Meet live in the Electric Palace some of the Pirate DJs who have come down to broadcast on Pirate BBC Essex. The price is £5 NC

Standard Issue – Live Podcast as part of the Harwich Festival

Michael OffordLive on Stage


Standard Issue Magazine is the smart and witty women’s magazine covering everything that interests women – ie everything. The magazine started life online two-and-a-half years ago but has recently moved to a brand new podcast format. Different platform, same great content. No celebrity tittle tattle, no calorie counting, just honest, good, interesting and funny chat. Join hosts Mickey Noonan, Hannah Dunleavy and … Read More

Tendring Thunderbirds + Special Guest Paul Higgs

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Tendring Thunderbirds 2017 + Special Guest Paul Higgs The Tendring Thunderbirds heady mix of Swing, Ragtime, New Orleans, Kansas City, Caribbean and Chicago music started at the Electric Palace has been an annual fixture at the cinema for 10 years.  There have been numerous requests for a 2017 concert and we can confirm that the date will be Thursday 14th … Read More

Samia Malik – Azaadi: Freedom – The Harwich Festival

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Drawing widely on her multiple heritages by extending and subverting traditional forms, Samia Malik’s ‘uncompromising’ yet ‘hauntingly beautiful’ work explores contemporary issues around identity, gender and race. Born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents, Samia has lived in the UK since she was a child. Her dynamic and evolving working practice encompasses music, visual art and education.   Samia’s new … Read More

Luca Ciarla Quartet – The Harwich Festival

Michael OffordLive on Stage


A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path; a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than fifty countries around the world; from Montreal Jazz Festival to … Read More

John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe

Michael OffordLive on Stage


Guitar maestro John Etheridge revisits the Electric Palace with vocalist Vimala Rowe. John Etheridge, who for many years played with the great Stephane Grappelli, is one of a handful of players who can genuinely claim to have shaped the character of modern jazz guitar and has been described by fellow fretman Pat Metheny as “one of the best guitarists in … Read More