An event every week that begins at 19:00 on Thursday, repeating until 28/09/2023
Jazz on The Pantiles takes place on the bandstand in the centre of The Pantiles every Thursday night from 7pm to 10pm throughout the summer months.
There is a £5 admission fee for Jazz on The Pantiles. This fee applies to event-only spectators and those dining in participating restaurants. This fee can be paid in person on the night.
Participating restaurants are:
The Tunbridge Wells Hotel: 01892 530501
The Kirthon: 07592 271151
La Casa Vecchia: 01892 544700
You can also attend without a dinner booking and simply grab some drinks from the Kirthon bar. (£5 fee still applies). The music can also be enjoyed in the background at other bars and restaurants along the Pantiles promenade (no fees).
Some background on the history of jazz; it’s a style of music that originated in America around the turn of the nineteenth/twentieth Century. While it was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, its roots can be found in the musical traditions of both Africa and Europe.
The term jazz derives from a Creole word that means African dance. The term jazz referring to a form of peppy dance music that first appeared in a March 1913 edition of the San Francisco Bulletin.
It was an appearance that indicated jazz’s rapid growth as a popular musical genre, as well as its connection to dancing and nightlife.
Jazz on The Pantiles is a hugely popular event that runs from May to September each year in Tunbridge Wells.