Here’s Grace! Miss Jones joins line-up of unique jazz festival

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Tickets for one of the county’s most diverse and popular events - the Love Supreme Jazz Festival - went on sale yesterday.

Since its inception in 2013, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most varied and innovative musical events in the UK. It returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex this July with a world-class programme boasting some of the leading lights in contemporary jazz, soul, pop and r&b.

This year from July 1-3, the festival has lined up a star-studded selection to perform including the iconic Grace Jones, six-time Grammy-winning songwriter Burt Bacharach, Caro Emerald, Lianne La Havas, pioneering DJ and broadcaster Gilles Peterson, and the charismatic, multi-award-winning Kelis.

The festival once again affirms its jazz credentials with shows from a cross section of the very best talent on offer from across the genre including Kamasi Washington, Melody Gardot, Cecile McLorin Salvant, The Stanley Clarke Band, Ibrahim Maalouf and the newly formed supergroup Scofield, Mehldau, Guiliana. The group, a UK exclusive for Love Supreme, features jazz stars John Scofield, Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana (drummer on David Bowie’s Blackstar).

Hailed as “the jazz answer to Glastonbury” by the Telegraph, Love Supreme 2016 will also shine a light on the diverse array of homegrown talent the UK has to offer including the likes of rising star multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier, hotly-tipped Blue Note trio GoGo Penguin, Average White Band, Hastings own Liane Carroll and Anthony Strong, Beats and Pieces Big Band, The Correspondents, Amy Winehouse collaborator Femi Temowo with Engines Orchestra, Native Dancer, Partikel’s String Theory Quartet, Trope, the genre-bending Swindle, and MOBO Award-winning duo Binker & Moses.

The Love Supreme Jazz Festival will present over 50 performances across the weekend. Tickets start at £110 and day tickets are £54. See www.lovesupremefestival.com for further details.