Jazz Night – The Terry Giles Sextet

Friday 24th November 2017 at 8pm.  Venue and bar open at 7.15pm.

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Local legends The Terry Giles Sextet make their debut at the Under Ground Theatre.

With tunes like Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Pennies From Heaven, the Terry Giles Sextet has become a firm favourite with audiences along the South Coast.

The sextet, which was formed in 2005, plays a wide range of styles for listening and dancing, from traditional and dixieland jazz through to more mainstream music, with numbers taken from the songbooks of jazz greats such as Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

The sextet was resident Eastbourne’s Cavendish Hotel for ten years and has played for a large number of private functions in recent years, including gigs at Herstmonceux Castle, Cooden Beach Hotel and Shelley’s Hotel in Lewes. In March 2010 they went into the Riverside Record Studios in Shoreham-by- Sea and recorded their debut CD, Jazz at the Cavendish, copies of which will be on offer at tonight’s event.


The sextet’s musicians are some of the most experienced on the South Coast.

Bandleader Terry Giles (clarinet, alto and tenor saxes) toured with American bluesman Champion Jack Dupree and worked for many years with both the renowned Sonny Morris Delta Jazz Band.

Bill Phelan (trumpet and flugelbone) is one of the busiest musicians on the South Coast.

Jim Heath (guitar and vocals) and John Muxlow (drums and occasional vocals) were both members of the Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, touring both Britain and Europe as well as recording alongside them for 34 years both in Britain and on the orchestra’s many European tours.

John Arthy (double bass) founded the world-famous Pasadena Roof Orchestra in 1969 and stayed with them for almost a quarter of a century.

Mick Hamer (piano and keyboard) toured with Sid Phillips, played for Eartha Kitt and was featured in the 1989 motion picture Stormy Monday.

Doors and coffee-bar and bar open at 7.15pm

Tickets: £12 (UGT members, OAPs and students £11).

Buy Tickets Online (no fee)




or buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,

or whenever the theatre is open,

or from Eastbourne Tourist Information

or from Online Ticket Seller on 0800 772 3321

or, if still available, on the door.

Regretfully,  the venue is below ground and has no wheelchair access, nor lift or escalator.

A hearing loop is available.