Love Supreme Jazz Festival special weekend broadcast announced

Jazz FM will celebrate the Love Supreme Jazz Festival with a weekend of special programming.

Caro Emerald @ Love Supreme Festival 2016 by Andy Sturmey
Caro Emerald @ Love Supreme Festival 2016 by Andy Sturmey

Marking what should have been festival weekend at Glynde Place, Glynde, East Sussex, Jazz FM are offering a two-day broadcast to include exclusive lockdown sessions, archive recordings, interviews and more.

Spokesman Joe Baxter said: “Jazz FM has announced Love Supreme Revisited, two days of programming dedicated to the Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

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“Taking place this Saturday July 4th and Sunday July 5th, on what would have been the 2020 festival weekend, the station’s output will include live recordings of classic performances from over the years including from the likes of George Benson, Caro Emerald, Jamie Cullum, GoGo Penguin, Laura Mvula, Average White Band, Ezra Collective, Mr Jukes and many more.

“Running alongside archive performances and interviews will be a series of exclusive lockdown sessions plus a recreation of the festival’s popular opening night DJ party featuring live sets from John Osborne, Anne Frankenstein and Tony Minvielle.”

Ciro Romano, Love Supreme Festival director, said: “It feels strange to not be in Glynde Place. Any other year we would be getting ready to welcome artists & audiences for another incredible weekend at Love Supreme Festival. However, it has been a real joy working with Jazz FM to take the time to reflect on all the incredible music we’ve had at the festival over the years. We hope that these programmes allow those who’ve been before to remember the good times and those who’ve not made it yet get a taste of just how special the festival has become.”

Nick Pitts, content director of Jazz FM, added: “For the life of Love Supreme, Jazz FM’s listeners - along with the entire of the on-air and backroom team – have looked forward to and enjoyed the delights of a weekend in Glyde Place of live music. This year, a collective Love Supreme Festival fix was more important than ever, and with our unrivalled archive of interviews and stage recordings that date back to 2013, it made total sense to work closely once again with the festival team to create something rather special as a one off.”

The full schedule is as follows:

Saturday 4th July

1000-1400 – Nigel Williams reflects 7 years of the Love Supreme Festival, with archive interviews from our Classic Route Master Studio along with some select stage performances.

1400-1800 – YolanDa Brown on Saturday with more stage recordings.

1800-1900 – Jazz FM’s Greatest: Love Supreme Superstars – Mark Walker with the big names from the jazz world who have performed over the years

1900-2200 – Love Supreme Revisited Part 1. Three hours of archive live recordings, with performances from the Main Stage between 7 and 8, those from the Big Top between 8 and 9 and The Arena from 9.

2200-0100 – “Jazz FM Presents: The After Party”. Live the legendary late night afterparty scene with DJ sets from Jazz FM presenters John Osborne, Anne Frankenstein and Tony Minvielle

Sunday 5th July

1000-1400 – The Journey with Jeff Young, featuring a special non-stop Jazz Funk 40 with nothing but Love Supreme performers

1400-1700 – John Osborne features select stage performances

1700-1900 – Blues ‘n’ Boogie with David Freeman – regular talks stage host David reflects with stories and blues from seven years of Love Supreme

1900-2200 – As per Saturday, Live from Love Supreme. Another three hours of more archive live recordings, with performances from the Main Stage between 7 and 8, those from the Big Top between 8 and 9 and The Arena from 9.

2200-0100 – Jazz In The Round: Rewind. Jez Nelson and Chris Phillips have pitched their own Jazz In The Round tent in Jez’s garden, reminiscing about the festival with highlights from their London based Jazz In The Round nights and those who’ve featured at the festival over the years.

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