Love Supreme Festival 2016 adds more artists

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding, Morcheeba, Erik Truffaz Quartet and rising U.S star Kandace Springs amongst second wave of acts confirmed.

This summer’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival has announced the addition of another eclectic array of internationally acclaimed artists to perform in the stunning setting in the South Downs.

Grammy-winning US bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding, British trip-hop outfit Morcheeba and multi-million-selling French trumpeter Erik Truffaz with his Quartet will be lining-up alongside the likes of Grace Jones, Burt Bacharach, Gilles Peterson, Lianne La Havas, Melody Gardot, Caro Emerald, Stanley Clarke, Kelis, exclusive super-trio Scofield / Mehldau / Guiliana and Kamasi Washington.

Also added are The Milk, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Bernhoft, soul vocalist Avery Sunshine, Brooklyn-based instrumental three-piece Moon Hooch and the hotly-tipped pianist and singer Kandace Springs, whose new album will be released on Blue Note later on this year.

Esperanza Spalding said, “I’m thrilled to be returning to the UK to perform at Love Supreme. We played the very first edition in 2013 and it was an uplifting, enlightening experience so I look forward to bringing my new band with me to Sussex to play some music from our new album Emily’s D+ Evolution.”

The Friday night opening party will once again be Jazz FM’s Funky Sensation, with club nights taking place across the weekend. 

Love Supreme 2016 takes place at Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 1st – 3rd and tickets are available from lovesupremefestival.com. More artists will be announced in due course. The current line-up is as follows:

  • Grace Jones
  • Burt Bacharach
  • Melody Gardot
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Caro Emerald
  • Kelis
  • Gilles Peterson
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Scofield Mehldau Guiliana
  • Average White Band
  • GoGo Penguin
  • Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D+ Evolution
  • Morcheeba
  • Erik Truffaz 4tet
  • Bernhoft
  • Kandace Springs
  • The Milk
  • Mahalia
  • Claire Martin & Ray Gelato
  • Avery Sunshine
  • The Correspondents
  • The Stanley Clarke Band
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • Ibrahim Maalouf
  • Jacob Collier
  • Anthony Strong Quintet
  • Swindle
  • Riot Jazz Brass Band
  • Binker & Moses
  • Beats & Pieces Big Band
  • Liane Carroll
  • Native Dancer
  • Femi Temowo with Engines Orchestra
  • Partikel’s String Theory Quartet
  • Trope

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