Cheltenham Jazz Festival debut for Christian Scott

Christian Scott aTundeAdjuah

The 2016 Cheltenham Jazz Festival takes place from April 27th – May 2nd 2016 mixing international jazz stars, homegrown talent and up-and-coming new artists.

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival has announced the first wave of acts confirmed for 2016 mixing international jazz stars, homegrown talent and up-and-coming new artists.

Grammy-nominated US trumpeter Christian Scott aTundeAdjuah makes his Cheltenham debut with his 9-piece band with music from groundbreaking new album / app ‘Stretch Music.’ American saxophonist Tim Berne’s Snakeoil, a dynamic, New York-based band, and the Becca Stevens Band are also confirmed.

The festival will also host the UK premiere of ‘Let It Be Told’, a new project by saxophonist Julian Argüelles and the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. Fellow Loose Tubes member Django Bates will guest on piano along with Julian’s percussionist brother Steve. The project explores the uplifting music of previously exiled South African musicians. Other artists confirmed to perform include the Giovanni Guidi Trio, a piano trio tipped by many for international success, pianist Omar Sosa’s QuartetoAfroCubano, and Rom Schaerer Eberle, a ‘profoundly original’ trio who will perform new material to launch their forthcoming new album.

The 2016 Cheltenham Jazz Festival takes place from April 27th – May 2nd and is hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens, featuring a Big Top stage, the Jazz Arena, and a food, drink and market area. The festival will continue to use nearby venues the Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Daffodil restaurant.

The full Cheltenham Jazz Festival line-up will be announced in early 2016.

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