Love Supreme Jazz festival

First Major UK Jazz Festival In Over 20 Years

Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Marcus Miller, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Neil Cowley Trio, Soweto Kinch, Phantom Limb and Zara McFarlane have all been confirmed to perform next July at the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, the first major UK festival of its kind in over 20 years.

Tickets for the inaugural Jazz FM Love Supreme Jazz Festival are now on sale and further acts, including Saturday night headliners, will be announced in the coming months.

Love Supreme Jazz festival

Taking place at Glynde Place, East Sussex (near Brighton), the stunning location near the South Downs, over the three days of Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July 2013, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival will, with four stages (a main stage, a unique green-field festival indoor floored and seated Jazz stage, a ‘Discovery’ stage and a dance stage) provide a diverse repertoire to engage the most serious jazz fan and general music lovers alike.

Differing from other UK city based Jazz Festivals, just one ticket to the Love Supreme Jazz Festival will give fans access to all of the music provided on all four stages: over 40 acts, four stages, three days, one price.

Ciro Romano, festival director and managing director of Neapolitan Music, said: “We are thrilled that the passionate combination of Jazz FM, Ingenious, Serious and ourselves will bring back the green-field Jazz festival after such a long break. We wanted to be able to provide a quality experience where at one cost there would be a massive variety of Jazz music on offer and the festival at Glynde Place will allow us to do this.”

Jools Holland just one of the top headliners

Headlining on Sunday 7 July, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gilson Lavis will bring the festival to a spectacular close.

For the past 20 years Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have garnered a reputation for providing the best party atmosphere that music can offer. The performance will feature long-term guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall with special guest to be announced shortly.

Jools Holland at the Tsunami Relief concert in...
Jools Holland will headline the festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The two-time Grammy-winner and charismatic bassist and composer Marcus Miller, renowned for his long association with Miles Davis and now a dynamic leader in his own right, has also been confirmed to perform.

The first act confirmed to perform on the special covered and seated Jazz Stage will be one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time, Branford Marsalis. As the Branford Marsalis Quartet, the three-time Grammy Award winner brings one of the finest Jazz Quartets today to play this unique stage at the debut Love Supreme Jazz Festival.

The Neil Cowley Trio, recently nominated as UK Jazz Artist of the Year for the firstever Jazz FM Awards, will bring their deeply engaging and dynamic performance to the stunning Glynde Place location.

The festival will also play host to performances from alto-saxophonist Soweto Kinch, one of the UK’s most exciting and versatile young musicians spanning both jazz and hip hop scenes, Bristol’s country, soul, gospel and jazz infused Phantom Limb and Zara McFarlane the 28 year-old London vocalist.

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival revives a great tradition of open-air jazz festivals that stretches back to 1956, when the Beaulieu Festival was launched at Lord Montague’s country house in Hampshire. Others followed, including the National Jazz and Blues Festival, which started during the 1960s, changed its musical style and evolved into today’s Reading and Leeds Festival.

More than the music: great food and luxury camping is yours

The first of its kind for more than 20 years, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival will provide great food from around the world, luxury and standard camping, chill out and relaxation zones, family friendly activities accompanied by a blend of core and cutting edge jazz artists, crossover jazz musicians and great artists from the worlds of soul, blues and funk.

Tickets for the festival are now on sale and are priced as follows:

  • 3 Day Weekend (inc Camping) Adults £110 Juniors £60
  • 3 Day Weekend (no Camping) Adults £100 Juniors £50
  • Day Tickets Adults £50 Juniors £30
  • Children 5 years and younger go free
  • Car Park £10
  • Campervan Pitch £50

VIP Packages are also available – see website for details.

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