We hear about the stars from Corinne Bai­ley Rae about ahead of her date in Rye

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The sev­enth Rye In­ter­na­tional Jazz and Blues fes­ti­val con­tin­ues this week­end with Corinne Bai­ley Rae plays on Fri­day, Septem­ber 7, with Dionne War­wick fol­low­ing on Satur­day, Septem­ber 8 at the de La Warr Pav­il­ion in Bex­hill-on-sea.

It’s a first out­ing to Rye for Corinne. She said: “I’m look­ing for­ward to com­ing to the town be­cause I’ve heard it’s very beau­ti­ful. I will be back in the UK and play­ing my most well known songs. I al­ways think of a gig as a “one off” be­cause it’s spe­cial, we’re together for one time only.”

Corinne has rubbed shoul­ders with some fa­mous names be­fore, play­ing with Ste­vie Won­der and also at the White House for Barack Obama. “Play­ing with your he­roes is mind­blow­ing. It’s amaz­ing to learn that they know your mu­sic and ap­pre­ci­ate it. And then once you get over that, you have the plea­sure of be­ing in front of your men­tors. When play­ing with peo­ple whose mu­sic I’ve known since I was a child, I ex­pe­ri­ence a feel­ing of grat­i­tude and awe. When you play with peo­ple bet­ter than you, it takes your mu­si­cal­ity to new heights. When I play with Ste­vie (Won­der) I can think things and play things faster and bet­ter.” She added: “I found out Michelle Obama has me on her playlist when she’s work­ing out and her daugh­ters like my mu­sic. Barack Obama also had my song Green Aphro­disiac on his sum­mer playlist. I was very happy to be played in a White House that re­ally sup­ported mu­sic.”

She will be play­ing a range of her mu­sic from her early ma­te­rial to her lat­est, at Rye.

Corinne Bai­ley Rae plays the sec­ond week­end of the Rye Jazz and Blues Fes­ti­val

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