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Thursday 20 June 2024

Love Supreme: Countdown To Star-Studded Sussex-Based Outdoor Jazz Festival Reaches Final Two Weeks

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival - Europe's largest outdoor jazz festival – returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from July 5th – 7th 2024.

This year's breakout star Olivia Dean, one of the UK music scene's hottest prospects who, following a whirlwind twelve months in which she was nominated for three Brit Awards including Artist Of The Year, was named as a BBC Music Introducing Artist Of The Year and released a Mercury-nominated debut album, takes top billing on the Saturday night and will perform her first festival headline show. 

Dean lines up alongside ten-time Grammy-winning Chaka Khan, who is touring in celebration of a milestone fifty years in music and headlines the Sunday night.

Sananda Maitreya, the multi-million-selling 80s star formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby, has announced that his first UK concert in over twenty years will be at Love Supreme. 

Maitreya is one of his generation's most popular performers and his debut album Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby – which featured the hit singles Sign Your Name, Wishing Well and If You Let Me Stay – spent nine weeks at No 1 and 45 weeks in the Top 40.
 
Love Supreme will also present the legendary Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dionne Warwick, seventy million-selling US funk outfit Kool & The Gang, who this year celebrate sixty years since they formed, powerhouse UK vocalist Joss Stone, New Orleans icon Trombone Shorty, British R&B star Mahalia, US psychedelic soul band Black Pumas, US rapper and producer Noname, and London-based Australian soul singer Jordan Rakei.

 A selection of the world's most revered contemporary jazz acts will feature across the weekend including multi-award-winning US vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, visionary multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello, who recently received a Grammy for her Blue Note Records debut The Omnichord Real Book, Mercury-nominated Scottish pianist and Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year Fergus McCreadie, Japanese pianist Hiromi with her Sonicwonder project, Blue Note drummer Johnathan Blake, the 8-time Grammy-winning US bassist Christian McBride, "fusion"s greatest drummer" Billy Cobham, who will be performing his Time Machine project shortly after celebrating his 80th birthday, boundary-pushing young drummer Roni Kaspi, vocalist Alicia Olatuja and bassist Michael Olatuja"s afrobeat-inflected duo Olatuja, Tunisian singer and oud master Dhafer Youssef, UK pianist Andrew McCormack featuring Kyle Eastwood, fiery US saxophonist James Brandon Lewis, and one of the UK"s most esteemed jazz singers Jacqui Dankworth.

Additional offerings this year will include a wellness and yoga area, a host of activities aimed at children, the Supremium area, which will offer a range of premium benefits plus the opportunity to watch exclusive artist performances, and the Jazz Lounge, which will present a range of artist interviews, talks, panel discussions, breakfast news reviews and film screenings. 

The festival will also see the return of an expanded Bands & Voices area, which presents cabaret, spoken word and swing dance lessons, and nestled away in the woods the Blue In Green area presents live music and DJs late into the night.

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex from Friday July 5th to Sunday July 7th 2024. Tickets start at £72 (day, weekend, camping, Supremium and glamping tickets are available) and are on sale now from www.lovesupremefestival.com.

by: Mike Cobley




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