Live gig from Curtis Stigers in July

He is one of the most respected jazz artists of his generation and now Curtis Stigers is to play the Assembly Hall Theatre in Tunbridge Wells on Wednesday July 20 at 7.30pm.

This live performance has been organised by The Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival and comes hot on the heels from a sell-out series of shows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in London.

Curtis Stigers first appeared on the scene in the early 1990s with hit songs I Wonder Why and You´re all that Matters to Me which have become soul classics over the years.

His rich singing voice has landed him on records with the likes of Al Green and Shawn Colvin, in studios with venerated producers like Danny Kortchmar and Glen Ballard, and onstage with a plethora of legends, including Eric Clapton, Elton John and Rod Stewart.

The debut album, Curtis Stigers, released in 1991 sold 1.5 million records and his string of hit singles touched every continent.

He has released new work nearly every year since he started recording in his 23 year recording career.

In 2007 Stigers was named Jazz Artist of the Year by BBCR2, and in 2010 he won the German Jazz Echo in the category Best International Male Jazz Singer.

For more information and to book tickets (£32 plus booking fee) go to www.ryejazz.com and www.assemblyhalltheatre.co.uk.