GoGo Penguin, SEED Ensemble and Marquis Hill for Love Supreme Jazz Festival


The wider jazz programme for this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which runs from 5 to 7 July at Glynde Place, East Sussex, has been announced and includes a strong selection of UK and US artists. Leading the pack from these shores are hard-driving piano trio GoGo Penguin, while there are equally danceable sounds from spiritual jazzers Maisha, flautist Tenderlonius, grime-jazz tuba titan Theon Cross, the groove-heavy Steam Down Collective and fast-rising SEED Ensemble. Brit-jazz vibist Orphy Robinson is also confirmed and will bring his acclaimed take on Van Morrison’s seminal Astral Weeks album to Glynde.

From the US come fiery New Orleans five-piece Tank and the Bangas, Grammy-nominated pianist Christian Sands, and cutting-edge Chicagoan drummer and producer Makaya McCraven, while trumpeter Marquis Hill’s Blacktet (pictured top left) will also perform. Experimental jazz sounds come via the Jazz in the Round stage, alongside further performances on the Bands & Voices cabaret and spoken word stage. These names join those already announced in Jazzwise (who are festival media partners) and include Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Chick Corea, Ms Lauryn Hill, Louie Vega and the Elements of Life and Kamaal Williams.

Mike Flynn

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