Musical Friends

There are many music organisations in the area. This page (which is just beginning to have any content) is being built to celebrate them.

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Great club, see their website.

The Apex Theatre, Sudbury, Suffolk

Pete Long and the Echoes of Ellington Orchestra perform at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Monday 21 March at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from or 01284 758000.

Imagine if Gustav Holst had collaborated with Duke Ellington…

Peter Long is the musical director of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and leader of The Echoes of Ellington Orchestra. For the last thirty years he has been researching and re-creating the music of Duke Ellington. But why did he rescore what is probably one of the best-known and best-loved classical suites of music?


On the 2nd of July 2022, the Ipswich Jazz Festival begins!

Suffolk Villages FestivaL

The Suffolk Villages Festival is an early music organisation holding gigs in beautiful churches in the Suffolk/Essex borders. They have wonderful orchestra’s playing original and reproduction instruments, and the superb choir. The music is broadly from Purcell to Bach.

Every August bank holiday, SVF has a 4 day festival, and there are 4 concerts throughout the year