Following on from the recent announcements that jazz superstars George Benson and Herbie Hancock are lined up to perform at this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival, the organisers have released details of the next wave of acts confirmed for the event.
Taking place from June 30th – July 2nd, Love Supreme celebrates the very best music from across the jazz, soul and R&B spectrum and will this year present performances from Motown legends The Jacksons, who are marking their 50th anniversary with a world tour, the multi-platinum-selling Gregory Porter, Laura Mvula, who returns to the festival following her main stage performance in 2014, the Grammy-winning Robert Glasper Experiment, Brit Award-nominated vocalist Nao and Canadian trailblazers Bad Bad Not Good.
Set against the backdrop of Glynde Place in East Sussex, Love Supreme has continued to grow in popularity over the last five years thanks to its unique programme, which features a combination of international stars, jazz legends and rising star acts from across the globe, and this year will see jazz-funk duo Yussef Kamaal, fiery US trumpeter Christian Scott and no less than three projects from saxophonist and bandleader Shabaka Hutchings - Shabaka & the Ancestors, Sons of Kemet and the Mercury-nominated Comet is Coming - lineup alongside the likes of Lee Fields, Hot 8 Brass Band, Jordan Rakei, Clare Teal, Mammal Hands, Makaya McCraven, Michael Wollny, Charenee Wade and many more.
Additional names will be announced in due course. The full line-up to date is as follows:
The Jacksons, 50th Anniversary Show
Bad Bad Not Good
Robert Glasper Experiment
St Paul & The Broken Bones
Hot 8 Brass Band
Comet is Coming
Sons of Kemet
Lee Fields & The Expressions
Michael Wollny Trio
Shabaka & the Ancestors
Michael Janisch Paradigm Shift
Ashley Henry Trio
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