Melt Yourself Down, Laura Mvula and Kamaal Williams for Love Supreme at the Roundhouse


The second edition of Love Supreme at the Roundhouse takes place on Saturday 13 April and packs in a huge variety of jazz, soul, funk and electronica artists across multiple stages around the iconic venue. With main stage headliners including Mercury-nominated, MOBO-winning jazz-influenced vocalist Laura Mvula; fast-rising fusion-groove keyboardist Kamaal Williams; Pete Wareham’s fiery Afro-punk-jazz band Melt Yourself Down and soul-jazz singer Judi Jackson, this second instalment also features a vibrant cutting-edge line-up on the Jazz in the Round and Supreme Standards stages.

Artists confirmed for Jazz In The Round (who also host a monthly triple-bill at the Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone) include exciting Led Bib bassist Liran Donin’s acclaimed solo project 1000 Boats, plus appearances by spiritual jazz harpist Alina Bzhezhinska Hip Harp Collective, stunning solo vocal looper Randolph Matthews and hotly tipped latin-jazz-bop sextet Hexagonal. The Supreme Standards stage hosts emerging names such as French producer and DJ Neue Grafik, soulful Manchester rapper Layfullstop, French-Caribbean trio Dowdelin, and South East London duo Bad Honey. Running from 3pm until late, the programme will also include film screenings, Q&As and DJ sets.

The main Love Supreme Jazz Festival runs from 5 to 7 July in Glynde, East Sussex. Former Fugees vocal star Lauryn Hill is the latest artists to be added to the Mainstage programme, with other names announced so far including Snarky Puppy, Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band, Jamie Cullum, Gladys Knight, Kamaal Williams and Madeleine Peyroux. Jazzwise is media partner for the festival.

Mike Flynn

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