JAM on the Marsh: 2020 Festival Update


JAM on the Marsh has NOT been cancelled.

Festival Highlights: 9 concerts and 3 exhibitions

  • World Premiere of Paul Mealor’s Piano Concerto with the London Mozart Players
  • Photography exhibition of Jon Foreman’s beach art by aerial drone photographer Carsten Birkebaek
  • The Gesualdo Six, Fauré Requiem, with new poetry by Grahame Davies
  • Onyx Brass perform British jazz for brass quintet
  • In this extraordinary time, when the arts have been decimated by Covid-19, and most festivals have been cancelled or postponed, JAM on the Marsh will present a virtual festival of 9 new concerts and 3 exhibitions this summer. Featuring some of the finest musicians in the UK and beyond, these concerts will include a huge range of music and world premieres by Paul Mealor, Nicola Lefanu and Michael Finnissy. All concerts and exhibitions will be presented on www.jamconcert.org.

    The Gesualdo Six

    Award-winning photographer Tristan Fewings along with Romney Marsh photographer Susan Pilcher present contrasting retrospective photography exhibitions based on Romney Marsh: one connected to the sky and sea and the other a series of extraordinary night photographs. The third exhibition is of astonishing aerial drone photography by Carsten Birkebaek, of Jon Foreman’s beach art, from last year’s festival on Dymchurch beach featured on BBC Inside Out South East.

    You may have expected JAM on the Marsh to have been cancelled, but this is not the case. We are working incredibly hard to prepare a virtual festival that supports artists and performers, venues, our loyal audience and dedicated supporters – in a way that adheres to strict and rigorous social distancing guidelines and safety measures – ultimately resulting in a festival that we can all be proud of, accessible, free to all. 

    For full festival details and release updates on this vibrant festival, please visit www.jamconcert.org.

    Susan Pilcher, photographer
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