Cinematic Orchestra, Friday Arena and Bandstand names added to Love Supreme Line Up


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The organisers of this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival, which runs from 5 to 7 July, have confirmed that cult jazz-trip-hop band The Cinematic Orchestra (above left) will make an exclusive UK festival appearance at the event. This follows their sold-out three nights at London’s Roundhouse in March in support of their new album, To Believe, which was the band’s first release in 12 years. Other names added to the bill include reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and Zambian-born singer/rapper Sampa the Great, while the vibrant Bandstand line-up features a swathe of emerging jazz talents. Names to watch out for including Tomorrow's Warriors 5tet, storming Birmingham saxophonist Xhosa Cole and his Quartet and the Mingus Underground Octet. The opening Friday night line-up for the Arena stage has also been confirmed and includes soulful jazz-funk crew Yakul (above right), the virtuosic large-ensemble Patchwork Orchestra and danceable brass-fuelled Afro-jazz-fusion band Kongo Dia Ntotila.

These names join those already announced in Jazzwise (media partners for the festival) which include high-flying piano trio GoGo Penguin, spiritual jazzers Maisha, funky flautist Tenderlonius, grime-jazz tuba-ist Theon Cross, heavy-groovers Steam Down Collective, fast-rising SEED Ensemble and Brit-jazz vibist Orphy Robinson performing his acclaimed version of Van Morrison’s seminal album Astral Weeks. Some strong US names include fiery New Orleans five-piece Tank and the Bangas (above centre), Grammy-nominated pianist Christian Sands, cutting-edge Chicagoan drummer/producer Makaya McCraven and trumpeter Marquis Hill’s Blacktet. Experimental jazz sounds come via the Jazz in the Round stage, alongside further performances on the Bands & Voices cabaret and spoken word stage. Headliners Jamie Cullum, Snarky Puppy, Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band, Louie Vega & The Elements of Life Band and Kamaal Williams round-out the three-day event that takes place in the idyllic surroundings of Glynde Place, East Sussex.

– Mike Flynn

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