JAM on the Marsh: VIRTUAL 2020

  • Edward Armitage

JAM on the Marsh: VIRTUAL 2020 presented 9 new concerts and 3 exhibitions, staying true to our mission to support audiences, performers, artists and venues. Being a creative and forward-thinking organisation, JAM on the Marsh re-invented its summer festival on Kent’s Romney Marsh, making it available virtually for audiences around the world to enjoy.

In this retrospective exhibition, Susan Pilcher, a New Romney-based photographer, has taken a unique approach to photographing the Marsh: every shot has been taken at the dead of night, giving her audience an unusual and intriguing view of local structures and its star-filled skies.
The beach art by land artist Jon Foreman on Dymchurch beach was a highlight of JAM on the Marsh 2019 featuring on BBC Inside Out South East. In this exhibition, aerial drone photographer Carsten Birkebaek presents 12 breath-taking images capturing Jon’s sand art.
The Gesualdo Six made its JAM on the Marsh debut with a stunning concert featuring music from the 11th Century to today, including Byrd, Tallis and Poulenc and a world premiere by Joanna Ward. Onyx Brass continues the festival with a concert of British jazz written for brass quintet, commissioned by the group to celebrate its 25th anniversary. 
The final concert of the festival pairs the London Mozart Players with Festival Curator, Michael Bawtree (conductor) and John Frederick Hudson (piano) to present the world premiere of Paul Mealor’s Piano Concerto. This fantastic programme includes music by Romney Marsh-based composer Peter Aviss, Samuel Barber, Judith Bingham and Arvo Pärt.

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    Arts Council England

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    BBC South East News

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      PRS Foundation.

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        London Mozart Players

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          BBC Radio 3

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            Kent Wildlife Trust

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              The National Lottery Community Fund

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                Jon Foreman

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                  Orchestras Live

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                    Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust

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                      Kent Community Foundation

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                        Roger de Haan Charitable Trust