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Yazz Ahmed, plus dynamic duos Nikki Yeoh/Zoe Rahman and Omar Sosa/Yilian Canizares. Alongside these shows the festival’s Freestage and ‘around town’ programme will spread the music beyond the dedicated site in Montpellier Gardens, with 90 free gigs at street stages and venues around the town.

Jazz 625 BBC4 broadcast and Free Stages complete Cheltenham Jazz Fest line-up With Cheltenham Jazz Festival set for a busy six days and nights of music running from 1 to 6 May, it’s been confirmed that an all-star revival of iconic 1960s BBC TV show, Jazz 625, will be broadcast live from the festival on BBC4 on Friday 3 May. Combining live music, archive clips, features and interviews, and a house band led by pianist Robert Mitchell, guests will include Gregory Porter, Joshua Redman, Jean Toussaint (pictured), Shirley Tetteh (above left) and Jacqui Dankworth (above centre). There will also be an exclusive pre-recorded live performance from Rolling Stones’ drummer Charlie Watts (above right with bassist Dave Green) on a hard-swinging set with top US saxophonist Scott Hamilton, plus a new interview with Dame Cleo Laine reflecting on her performance on an original Jazz 625 episode. Those wishing to attend can apply for tickets at www.cheltenhamfestivals. com/jazz625.

The Yamaha Discovery Space also hosts plenty of workshops aimed at getting kids

(and their parents) into the music, with sessions including Jazz Babies, Evelyn and the Yellow Birds with Cherise

Adams-Burnett, Sound Discoveries with Jason Singh and Family Sing with Alice Zawadzki among many others. The Henry Westons stage also presents acoustic performances from a wide range of artists throughout the weekend, while there’s jamming until the small hours at the Hotel Du Vin, plus aftershow parties and late night DJ sets. Birmingham-based Stoney Lane Records will once again run the on-site record store that will also host numerous post-gig signing sessions with the stars of this year’s event. Jazzwise is the festival’s media partner. For full details and tickets visit www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz/

The full festival programme is now available online and includes headliners such as Abdullah Ibrahim, The Bad Plus, Joshua Redman Trio, Nubya Garcia,

Wizard of Was leads Blue Note 2020 cruises Artists for the fourth season of the Blue Note at Sea Jazz Cruises have been announced and include big US jazz names Kamasi Washington (pictured), Gregory Porter, Christian McBride, David Sanborn and Melody Gardot who are among some 75 musicians on board. Hosted by Grammy Award winners Robert Glasper and Marcus Miller, along with Blue Note label boss Don Was, the cruise sails from 25 January to 1 February 2020, departing from Miami to Labadee, La Romana (Dominican Republic) and St. Thomas (subject to change) aboard the

Wizard of Was leads Blue Note 2020 cruises Artists for the fourth season of the Blue Note at Sea Jazz Cruises have been announced and include big US jazz names Kamasi Washington (pictured), Gregory Porter, Christian McBride, David Sanborn and Melody Gardot who are among some 75 musicians on board. Hosted by Grammy Award winners Robert Glasper and Marcus Miller, along with Blue Note label boss Don Was, the cruise sails from 25 January to 1 February 2020, departing from Miami to Labadee, La Romana (Dominican Republic) and St. Thomas (subject to change) aboard the luxury cruise liner Celebrity Infinity.

Performances will take place at six venues on the ship, including the Celebrity Theatre, which turns into a world-class concert hall during the cruise. Further names aboard include Kirk Whalum, Cory Henry, Cyrille Aimée, Emmet Cohen, Joey DeFrancesco

Performances will take place at six venues on the ship, including the Celebrity Theatre, which turns into a world-class concert hall during the cruise. Further names aboard include Kirk Whalum, Cory Henry, Cyrille Aimée, Emmet Cohen, Joey DeFrancesco and Eric Marienthal. Headline concerts will be complemented by informal jam sessions and impromptu collaborations between the artists, as well as live interviews, meet-and-greets, wine-tasting sessions and late-night DJ sets. The cruise is presented by Entertainment Cruise Productions, with Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Blue Note Records. For more info and bookings visit www.bluenoteatsea.com sessions and impromptu collaborations between the artists, as well as live interviews, meet-and-greets, wine-tasting sessions and late-night DJ sets. The cruise is presented by Entertainment Cruise Productions, with Blue Note Jazz Clubs and Blue Note Records.

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