‘Welcome to the Harwich Festival.
We are pleased to announce that programming for next year’s Festival is nearly complete with just a few gaps to fill. The theme for HF16 is ‘Hidden Gems’.
HF16 will celebrate local talent and the unique beauty of our landscape, history and heritage while also bringing in performances from internationally acclaimed artists to provide a wonderful mix of new and challenging work with the more familiar.
The Festival provides platforms from which artists, young people and the wider community can develop their artistic output and interest and we will continue to do this throughout the year.
As artists are confirmed we will be announcing them through the website and social media so watch this space or if you want to come in and have a chat about the programme then visit the Harwich Box Office in Harwich Library
Looking forward to seeing you at HF16.
Artistic Director HF16′
“Lewis and Sullivan play with fire!” Metro
Manos Puestas Trio are a UK based group playing Gypsy Jazz, Be-bop, Latin and Rumba.
Comprising 2 guitars and double bass, the Trio has many years experience between them, and all members have played throughout Europe, including appearances at Montreux Jazz, WOMAD, Sidmouth and Glastonbury Festivals
Re-interpreting jazz standards in a different style, Jon Lewis and Matt Sullivan play guitar with a Flamenco technique – that’s right, not a plectrum to be seen! This brings a unique feel to the tunes, particularly those of Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk.
In 2014, Matt Watson of Oxford based Cuban big-band Ran Kan Kan joined them on double bass, enhancing the Latin feel and leaving lots of room for improvisation and up-beat danceable rhythms.