It’s understandable that Jazz FM has been blowing its own trumpet this week. Landing two big-name veterans to top the bill at the annual Love Supreme Festival is worth trumpeting.
American jazz-funk and soul star Chaka Khan will headline on the Saturday (July 4) and Northern Ireland’s rock-blues-jazz-pop maestro Van Morrison is the man on the Sunday.
2015 marks the third Love Supreme Festival – a weekend-long open-air event at Glynde Place in the Sussex Downs on July 3-5.
With a couple of much-loved, 60-something household names allocated to the prime slots on the big stage, the rest of the line-up clearly has some spaces to be filled. But, even from the initial announcement, there are some eye-grabbing names, including Hugh Masekela, Dianne Reeves, Candi Staton, Ginger Baker Jazz Confusion, Get The Blessing, Hiatus Kaiyote, Gogo Penguin, Jarrod Lawson, and Bill Laurance Project (led by one of the founders of the wonderful Snarky Puppy).