Madeleine Peyroux, 22-time Grammy-winning Chick Corea and pioneer of the current UK jazz scene Kamaal Williams are the latest acts to be added to the line-up for next summer’s Love Supreme Festival. They join Snarky Puppy, Jamie Cullum and Gladys Knight on the bill so far for the 3-day event, which takes place at Glynde Place in East Sussex across the weekend of 5 to 7 July 2019.
Peyroux will perform in support of her recently released album Anthem, legendary jazz pianist Corea, the fourth most nominated artist in Grammy Awards history, makes his Love Supreme debut with an exclusive UK show from his brand new Spanish Heart Band, a flamenco-charged eight-piece band of Latin rhythm masters, whilst Kamaal Williams (“a key figure on London’s thriving jazz scene” The Times) brings his acclaimed solo project to the festival. Further acts will be announced in due course.
The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is a 3 day green field jazz festival held in the first weekend of July in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place in the iconic South Downs of East Sussex and the event is widely regarded as one of the top jazz festivals in Europe.
The festival launched in July 2013 and, since then, has hosted artists such as Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, Nile Rodgers, Van Morrison, Grace Jones, Jamie Cullum, Hugh Masekela, Steve Winwood, George Clinton, Pharaoh Sanders, Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, Lianne La Havas, Bryan Ferry, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Melody Gardot, Brad Mehldau, Chaka Khan, Branford Marsalis, Robert Glasper, Snarky Puppy and many others.
The festival was the brainchild of former Universal record executive Ciro Romano: “The idea was to meld the ethos of those great European jazz festivals like North Sea Jazz and Montreux with the culture of the UK camping music festivals with very strong identities like Latitude or Green Man. I felt there was a gap in that environment for something which celebrated jazz, soul and funk and the mark it has on contemporary music and that there might be an audience out there who were not being served properly outside the main urban, indoor jazz festivals. It’s not just about jazz though, it’s about high-quality music throughout.”
For tickets and further information about the 2019 event, please visit the event’s official website.