Drumming great Ginger Baker, Concord’s 2015 Grammy winner Dianne Reeves and Blue Note’s Terence Blanchard have been announced in a stellar line-up for this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival in England in July.
The popular event will again take place at Glynde Place, in East Sussex, over the weekend of Friday, July 3 to Sunday, July 5. The Saturday bill will be headlined by soul queen Chaka Khan, and Sunday’s festivities will culminate in a performance by Van Morrison, in the summer that he celebrates his 70th birthday.
Former Cream drummer Baker is joined in the line-up by Dianne Reeves, whose Concord album ‘Beautiful Life’ won the singer her fifth Grammy Award, for Best Jazz Vocal Album, last Sunday (8). Soul singer Candi Staton and the great South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela are on the bill, as are a host of other respected jazz artists.
Blue Note trumpeter Terence Blanchard will bring his electric band ‘E-Collective’ to the UK for the first time for the festival, which will also feature his labelmate, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire. Snarky Puppy pianist Bill Laurance will also appear, as will Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus, soul singer Jarrod Lawson, rising trumpeter Theo Croker and LA-based jazz rockers Kneebody.
British artists booked for Love Supreme include Mercury Prize nominees GoGo Penguin, Submotion Orchestra, Rag ‘N’ Bone Man, Partisans, Joe Stilgoe, Get The Blessing, Christine Tobin, Hackney Colliery Big Band, Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans, Elliot Galvin, Gabby Young and Other Animals, Blue-Eyed Hawk and Shiver. Two up-and-coming Australian acts, experimental soul group Hiatus Kaiyote and jazz-flavoured quartet the Vampires, will also perform.
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