Christine Tobin Trio + Arun Ghosh Quintet

Saturday 23rd January 2016 - Starts 7.30pm


South Coast Jazz Festival Christine Tobin Trio Arun Ghosh Quintet Shoreham Ropetackle
South Coast Jazz Festival Christine Tobin Trio Arun Ghosh Quintet Shoreham Ropetackle

Part of the South Coast Jazz Festival 2016.

The Christine Tobin Trio

Irish-born vocalist and composer Christine Tobin is based in the UK and spends her time between London and the beautiful Kent coast. Her style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil and her sound is rich, authentic, and deeply expressive.

Much of her repertoire is self-penned and Tobin has received many accolades for her skills as a writer and arranger. In 2012 she won a British Composer Award for ‘Sailing To Byzantium’, her settings of poems by W.B. Yeats, and in August 2013 she won a ‘Herald Angel Award’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her show ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep’, her imaginative versions of Cohen classics.

In 2013 Christine was shortlisted for two Parliamentary Jazz Awards, ‘Musician Of The Year and ‘Album Of The Year’, and in 2014 she won ‘Jazz Vocalist Of The Year’ in the same awards.

The Arun Ghosh Quintet

Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist and composer. Born in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester, and now living in London, Arun Ghosh’s musical vision and vocabulary reflects his rich geographical heritage.

His Indo-Jazz quintet play original music of South Asian origin with a contemporary jazz attitude, rocking urban beats and the passion of punk. Sweet and timeless melodies give birth to soaring improvisations and raag explorations, driven by a heady mix of dub-reggae bass, tabla trickery, and ferocious drum explosions.

Alongside his performing live, Arun maintains a healthy composition and education workload, particularly in the world of theatre, in addition to collaborating with other musicians, writers, poets, filmmakers, and dancers.

This concert will be recorded for broadcast by BBC Radio 3.


Visit our dedicated South Coast Jazz Festival 2016 page.

South Coast Jazz Festival Arts Council England BBC Radio 3 ACE Shoreham Ropetackle

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email lesleyskitchenltd@gmail.com. Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Chicken curry, rice and papadums / Vegetable curry, rice and papadums (v)

Dessert: Eton mess