Maritime Jazz Festival History

The Maritime Jazz Festival is run and organised by the 144Club which is run by a professional musician and his family.  The festival is designed to focus on delivering the highest quality of music to audiences who can enjoy venues which offer table seating, waitress service, great food and bars.  Funding for the festival comes from ticket sales. 

The first festival was held in 2009 as a beer and jazz festival.  A local brewery company funded the event while the 144Club put together the music programme.  In 2010 the festival became a Jazz festival organised and funded by the current organisers.  The same was the case in 2011 with the addition of Yamaha Music Instrument Company and DrumWright providing instruments for the festival.  In 2012 the festival has the new partners of the Chatham Maritime Trust and The Net.  Throughout it's history the festival has raised money for Kent Air Ambulance.

To see who has been featured in the past at the festival and to see what previous customers have said please have a look at the side pages.