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International musicians descend on Devon for an exciting line up of live music

PUBLISHED: 15:18 02 May 2014 | UPDATED: 15:19 02 May 2014

Ace Records artist Diz 'Honeybear' Watson

Ace Records artist Diz 'Honeybear' Watson

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Calling all music lovers! May and June will see Devon welcome an electrifying array of jazz and blues inspired artists.

Robin Henkel, The Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival headlinerRobin Henkel, The Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival headliner

A host of American musicians are set to fly in for The Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival, a free outdoor event to be held on the 13, 14, 15 June 2014. Supported by the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, the diverse line-up and fringe events promise something for everyone across the weekend.

Mississippi born blues artist Robin Henkel will headline the programme and be joined by festival favourite and award-winning drummer Ric Lee. Robin and Ric will be supported by a host of energetic acts including The Diehards, led by local slide-blues virtuoso Thomas Ford.

Located in and amongst the historical quayside quarter of Plymouth, the festival will take place alongside the Solitaire du Figaro yacht race, with thousands of people expected to line the waterfront to see the spectacle as the Solitaire fleet leave on Saturday 14 June.

Kingston born Tony UterKingston born Tony Uter

Blues and boogie-woogie fans will also be able to catch New Orleans inspired sidekicks Diz ‘Honeybear’ Watson and Tony ‘Groco’ Uter at various venues across the South West in May and June, including a special performance with soul-blues singer Mama Tokus at The Barrel House in Totnes on 1 June, 7.30 pm.

For further details on the festival, please visit www.barbicanjazzandbluesfestival.com

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