A new name added to the line-up of artists in the Rye festival of jazz and blues is that of Clare Teal.
The internationally-acclaimed jazz musician will perform “a very special concert” at Lamb House on Saturday August 29. This is an intimate picnic style event and will be a wonderful evening.
Clare became famous not only for her singing, but also for having signed the biggest ever recording contract by a British jazz singer.
She developed an interest in jazz from an early age, becoming “obsessed” with big band singers like Ella Fitzgerald and bands like Joe Loss. She took music lessons - first on the electronic organ, then clarinet - before going to study music at Wolverhampton University, where she discovered that singing was her passion. After graduation, she started a career in advertising, singing in her spare time with amateur and semi-professional bands. Tickets can be purchased through www.ryejazz.com and at Grammar Scholl Records in Rye.