Post Written by Dave Silk

It’s that time of year! Oktoberfest 2017 celebrates music, food, wine and dance

Oktoberfest 2017 is looming up again – a rare beast, difficult to describe – a mix of exotic food, live music, real ale and even dancing. It incorporates spooky Halloween highlights on The Kent & East Sussex Railway from Tenterden to Bodiam, great jazz at Sevenoaks, Wild Boar specialities in and around Rye and a jazz supper at the historic Mermaid Inn. For these and dozens of other wild and exciting events visit www.theblackvelvetclub.co.uk and www.wildboar.org.uk


Roger Lewin: Piano

John Levett launches Oktoberfest 2017 with a stunning double act: Ace American clarinetist Ken Peplowski teams up with virtuoso Julian Stringle with the Craig Milverton Trio at the Ship Theatre at 8pm. Not to be missed! John has jazz from 8pm on alternate Tuesdays at The Three Horseshoes in Knockholt.


David Silk: Double Bass

Oktoberfest organiser David Silk has been running and hosting an exciting array of unique jazz based events for over 40 years. His ethos is to actively create enjoyable and interesting live-music scenarios, to introduce live music to new venues and to enable newer artists onto the scene.

So this month try to take time out to enjoy Autumn and dip in to one of the Oktoberfest events near you. Enjoy.

For more information visit www.theblackvelvetclub.co.uk

Events

SUN 1 OCT Jazz in the Afternoon, Clarendon Hotel, Montpelier Row, Blackheath SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. 4pm-7pm. £Free
SUN 1 OCT Ken Peplowski, Julian Stringle & Craig Milverton Piano Trio, Ship Theatre, Hollybush Lane, Sevenoaks TN13 3UL. 01732 740889. 8pm. £15
TUE 3 OCT Vasilis Xenopolous & Nigel Price Quartet, The Three Horseshoes, The Pound, Knockholt TN14 7LD. 01959 532102. 8pm. Free.
THUR 5 OCT Jazz at The Row, Clarendon Hotel, Montpelier Row, Blackheath SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. 8pm. Free.
SAT 7 OCT Jazz & Other Genres, Orpington Liberal Club, 7 Station Rd, Orpington BR6 0RZ. Guest singers and musicians welcome. 8pm-10.30pm. £5
SUN 8 OCT Jazz in the Afternoon, Clarendon Hotel, Montpelier Row, Blackheath SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. 4pm-7pm. Free.
FRI 13 OCT Phil Mead & Friends. Mycenae House, 90 Mycenae Road, Blackheath SE3 7SE. 01689 875683. 8pm. £10
SUN 15 OCT Jazz in the Afternoon, Clarendon Hotel, Montpelier Row, Blackheath SE3 0RW. 4pm-7pm. Free.
TUE 17 OCT Josh Kemp Quartet, The Three Horseshoes, The Pound, Knockholt TN14 7LD. 01959 532102. 8pm. Free.
THUR 19 OCT Jazz/ Open Mic/ Performance Class, Colfeian Grounds, Horn Park, Eltham Road (opposite Weigall Rd), Lee SE12 8UE. 01689 875683. 8pm. Hat collection donations.
FRI 20 OCT Quiz Night, Croft Tea Rooms, 263 High Street, St Mary Cray, Kent BR5 4AR. 7pm-10.30pm. 01689 835569. Bring a team, buffet, £12.
SAT 21 OCT Jazz & Classical Supper, The Grand Imperial Restaurant, Grosvenor Hotel, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London SW1W 0SJ. 01689 875683. 6pm-11pm. £49.
SUN 22 OCT Jazz in the Afternoon, Clarendon Hotel, Montpelier Row, Blackheath SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. 4pm-7pm. Free.
TUE 24-26 OCT Halloween High Jinx, KESR, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE. 01580 765155. From £12.
THUR 26 OCT Jazz Supper, Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7EY. 7pm-10.30pm. £25/£10 non-diners. Reservations: 01797 223065.
FRI 27 OCT Fright Night Express, KESR, Tenterden Town Station, Station Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6HE. 4.30pm. 01580 765155. £18.
SUN 29 OCT Jazz in the Afternoon, Clarendon Hotel, Montpelier Row, Blackheath SE3 0RW. 020 8318 4321. 4pm-7pm. Free.
SUN 29 OCT Buster Plays Buster, The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ. 01293 553636. 3pm. £14.
TUE 31 OCT Frank Holder Quartet, The Three Horseshoes, The Pound, Knockholt TN14 7LD. 01959 532102. 8pm. Free.

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