Love Supreme Festival 2016

Record numbers of people joined Jazz FM for its fourth Love Supreme festival, once again opened by the Yamaha Jazz FM Replay Project Big Band.

Record numbers of people joined Jazz FM for the fourth Love Supreme festival last weekend with Grace Jones spectacularly headlining the main stage on Saturday night and Burt Bacharach on the Sunday night.  Plus, for the second year, the Yamaha Jazz FM Replay Project Big Band opened the festival under the musical directorship of Pete Long from Ronnie Scott's.

As the weekend unfolded there was a great reaction to live performances from all of the stages, including Stanley Clarke, Kamasi Washington, Jacob Collier and double Jazz FM Award winning artists Binker & Moses. Average White Band and Avery Sunshine both paid special tribute to Jazz FM live from the main stage and there were some incredible DJ sets and late night shows over the weekend including Chris Philips hosting an hour long tribute to Prince at Funky Sensation’s ‘Purple Patch’, St Germain at the Big Top plus Gilles Peterson and Patrick Forge’s Dingwalls session featuring Dayme Arocena.

There were over 32 hours of live broadcasts on Jazz FM including Chris Philips, Jez Nelson, Nigel Williams, Jeff Young and Jamie Crick and with top guest performers like Jacob Collier, Anthony Strong, Average White Band, Esperanza Spalding, Avery Sunshine and Liane Carrol all stopping by the Jazz FM Route master. Kamasi Washington also came by to pick up his Jazz FM Award.

We also hosted special interview Q&A sessions with Chris Philips talking to bright young soul/jazz talent Kandace Springs and Jez Nelson with trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf in the Verve 60 Jazz Lounge.

Catch up on all of our our programmes, including the full four hour Funky Sensation set, look through photos and relive the weekend with our Spotify Love Supreme 2016 playlist.

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