Corinne Bailey Rae, saxman and Kendrick Lamar collaborator Kamasi Washington, rekindled UK funksters D’Influence and always on fire Mica Paris [bringing her acclaimed Ella Fitzgerald Songbook project] are amongst the final acts added to the line-up for this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex in July. Headliners already announced include Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Gregory Porter, The Jacksons, Robert Glasper and Laura Mvula.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, the festival has assembled an enviable line-up featuring over 50 top-class acts performing across four stages.
Further additions include Miles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, Becca Stevens, a Joey Negro DJ set, La Mambanegra, Nubiyan Twist, LaSharVu, Kansas Smitty’s House Band, Blue Lab Beats, Poppy Ajudha and Camilla George Quartet.
Alongside the gig schedule, the festival will once again host the Jazz Lounge, which will feature artist Q&As, panels, exclusive album playbacks and film screenings, and a number of areas and activities aimed specifically at children including the vintage funfair, early morning salsa classes and The Giant Steps Kids Green.
Club nights will again take place across the weekend with Brand New Heavies vs. Incognito, Island Records present Vintage Remix, Tru Thoughts and Jazz FM’s Funky Sensation lined up for this year’s event. Complimenting these club nights will be Jazz in the Round, which makes its debut at the festival offering late night live music.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017 is at Glynde Place in East Sussex from June 30– July 2. Tickets start at £54 and are available from www.lovesupremefestival.com.