Poole Harbour Cruise

Sea sounds: Chris Croft, Samantha Bumford and Gerry Clarke on Poole Quay before the cruise

Caption: Sea sounds: Chris Croft, Samantha Bumford and Gerry Clarke on Poole Quay before the cruise

Bournemouth, Culture, Poole | Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 11:44 am | return to news

Poole Harbour cruise closes this year's Jazz by the Sea Festival

This year’s Jazz by the Sea Festival ended on a high note with a cruise on the Dorset Queen when Revolution Club played one of their own unique sets.

Sea sounds: Chris Croft, Samantha Bumford and Gerry Clarke on Poole Quay before the cruise

Caption: Sea sounds: Chris Croft, Samantha Bumford and Gerry Clarke on Poole Quay before the cruise

Written by guitarist Dave Carson it included a mixture of acid jazz and trip hop. Saxophonist Chris Croft, bassist Paul Ambrose and vocalist Penny Humphries completed the band. Their set was played on one of the most beautiful days of the summer as the boat cruised leisurely from Poole Quay to Old Harry rocks and back.

Gerry Clarke, one of the festival organisers, said “This year’s festival was a great success and despite our disappointment of not receiving any funding from the Arts Council this year, we were able to put on 40 live jazz events across Bournemouth and Poole.

“We hope next year to include other music styles such as folk, rhythm and blues and sea shanties and become a true music by the sea festival. Bill Evans of the Soundwave Sinfonia has already created an orchestral piece entitled Music by the Sea, which was first premiered in our final music event in Lower Gardens, Bournemouth.”

Miss England Semi Final Publicity winner, 25-year-old Samantha Bumford, joined the cruise and live streamed some of the event. Recently crowned Miss Poole 2018, she has high hopes of winning Miss England. See the next 4Dorset for an exclusive interview with Samantha.

Please share post:

LATEST NEWS

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Post comment