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(pictured) and young beat-fuelled collectives Cykada and PYJÆN. The Bandstand stage has a rising-star line-up and the Verve Lounge packs in discussion panels on topics such as Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary, DJs Tony Minvielle and Chris Phillips chatting about

Countdown to Love Supreme Jazz Festival The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is set to run from 5 to 7 July, with organisers no doubt hoping that audience numbers match or exceed the 44,000 who attended in 2018. With a mainstage line-up to please soul and funk fans – with artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Gladys Knight and Cinematic Orchestra – the festival’s eclectic jazz programme has plenty on offer too. Headliners include this month’s cover stars Snarky Puppy, revered jazz pianist Chick Corea’s Spanish Heart Band, and leading UK vibist Orphy Robinson’s all-star band celebrating the 50th anniversary of Van Morrison’s classic album Astral Weeks. Many people arrived early for the 2018 event, so this year the opening Friday night will see both the Arena and Big Top stages get into full swing, with Mercurynominated piano trio GoGo Penguin headlining the Big Top, while the Arena packs in Kongo Dia Ntotlia, Adrien Brandeis Quintet, Flash Mob Jazz, Yakul and Jazz FM DJs. The Jazz in the Round stage fires up the festival fringe with cutting edge sounds from innovative drumtronica percussionist Chiminyo

UK jazz, and a timely talk on hard-bopping Brit-jazz legend Tubby Hayes (see this month’s feature on page 24), there’s even the ‘Kind of Clue’ jazz quiz to test your music knowledge after a few ciders. The Bands And Voices stage offers a varied selection of spoken word performers including dub poets such as Linton Kwesi Johnson and Roger

Robinson alongside Steam Down MCs/DJs Nadeem, Brother Portrait and Wonky Logic. The music is complemented by numerous on-site activities with a kids’ area for families, wellbeing sessions, yoga and dance classes, a food village plus the on-site Rough Trade record store. Camping and glamping options are available as well as day and full weekend tickets. Jazzwise are media festival partners. For full details visit www.lovesupremefestival.com

Golson and Goldings for Soho Jazz Fest revival

The legacy of Pizza Express Jazz Club founder Peter Boizot, who died in November 2018 aged 89, will get a fulsome celebration with the revival of his much-cherished Soho Jazz Festival when it returns from 5 to 15 July at the club on Dean Street. Originally running from 1986 to 2002, the new edition’s line-up includes four concerts over two nights from 90-year-old saxophone legend Benny Golson (pictured), whose sizable CV includes playing alongside Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey, as well penning such jazz standards as ‘Killer Joe’ and ‘I Remember Clifford’. He plays the club on 12 and 13 July. The programme also features renowned flautist/tenorist Lew Tabackin (5-6 Jul), The Giles Thornton Jazz Orchestra (1.30pm, 6 Jul); South African-born singer/violinist Fem Belling (7 Jul); exciting Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana and her Quartet (8 Jul), as well as two new names to look out for – Blue Note-signing and future jazz star vibes virtuoso Joel Ross (10-11 Jul) and award-winning French guitar prodigy Alew Grenier (1.30pm, 14 Jul). The hard-swinging Denmark Street Big Band with Jo Harrop on vocals tuck into Gene Krupa’s drumdriven repertoire (1.30pm, 13 Jul), while modern-day Hammond hero Larry Goldings appears with his acclaimed trio of guitar master Peter Bernstein and top US jazz drummer Bill Stewart (14-15 Jul). For full details visit www.sohojazzfestival.com

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