Pharoah Sanders, Level 42, Chris Dave & the Drumhedz and Lalah Hathaway are all coming to Glynde Place
The Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from June 29 to July 1, has added a host of acts to this year’s line-up.
Joining an already broad array of stars are revered saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, chart-topping Brit-funk outfit Level 42, the genre-blurring Chris Dave & The Drumhedz, Grammy-winning jazz and R&B vocalist Lalah Hathaway, and jazz-funk band MF Robots, fronted by Brand New Heavies founder Jan Kincaid and vocalist Dawn Joseph.
The festival has also added to the strong contingent of contemporary jazz acts performing this year with Swiss pianist Nik Bartsch’s Ronin, British-Jamaican vibraphonist Orphy Robinson, Denys Baptiste with his acclaimed “Late Trane” project, and our very own Ian Shaw.
Level 42’s Mark King told Jazz FM: “It’s great to be joining the line-up for this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival. There are loads of top acts performing across the weekend and we look forward to joining what looks set to be an absolutely incredible celebration of jazz, soul and funk music.”
The festival will again host the Jazz Lounge, which will present a range of talks, panel discussions, film screenings and exclusive performances. This year also sees a wealth of activities aimed at children including a dedicated area featuring a huge bouncy castle, swing dance lessons, a vintage funfair and early morning family yoga and swing classes, as well as the return of The Lazy Bird Kitchen, a long-table-style banqueting restaurant, which will work closely with local artisan producers to offer festival goers a high quality dining option. This year will also see a new stage featuring cabaret and spoken word as well as late night live music. More details will be released soon.
The full line-up to date is as follows:
Earth, Wind & Fire
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic
Dave Holland/Zakir Hussain/Chris Potter
Chris Dave & The Drumhedz
James Taylor Quartet
Moses Boyd Exodus
Nik Bartsch’s Ronin
Orphy Robinson Allstars
Denys Baptiste – Late Trane
Dwight Trible & Gondwana Orchestra
Leo Richardson Quartet
Samuel Eagles Spirit
Tal Gamlieli Trio
Day tickets start at £54 and weekend tickets start at £125. Details of all ticket prices can be found at www.lovesupremefestival.com.