The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is delighted to announce that 64 year-old Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires will bring their critically acclaimed performance to the main stage of the inaugural festival on Saturday 6 July 2013. An additional eight acts, including Terence Blanchard will also join the phenomenal weekend bill at this stunning location. Taking place on 5, 6 and 7 July, at Glynde Place, near Brighton, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival is proud to highlight local talent across the weekend, curated by The Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton.
The extraordinary story of Charles Bradley’s meteoric rise to fame, from living on the streets to releasing his debut album ‘No Time For Dreaming’ aged 62 in 2011 has inspired the world. Discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth after performing as a James Brown impersonator in Brooklyn clubs, Charles Bradley has never looked back. Following rave reviews and awards for the documentary ‘Soul of America’ and from the SXSW festival in Austin Texas, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires will light up the main stage with powerful and psychedelic soul including material from the recently released second album ‘Victim Of Love’.
Also added to the bill to perform in the Jazz Big Top on Sunday 7 July is multi Grammy award winner Terence Blanchard. With over 40 film scores to his credit, the renowned trumpeter is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of contemporary Jazz. Blanchard has worked with the likes of Abbey Lincoln, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Stevie Wonder, and many others. The New Orleans trumpeter and composer is famed for works that have included the score for every Spike Lee film since 1991 including Malcolm X, Clockers,Summer of Sam, Jungle Fever and also performed on Mo’ Better Blues with fellow Love Supreme Jazz festival performer Branford Marsalis.
Other acts performing at the festival include one of the most charismatic singer songwriters in the blues scene,Eric Bibb, electro swing duo Kitten & The Hip and British Asian jazz clarinetist Arun Ghosh. Troyka will also be performing at the festival and will be bringing their visceral mash-up of rock, jazz and dance to the stage, along with Ryan Quigley Big Band’s spectacular interpretations of The Beatles’ classics, pianist and singer Oli Rockberger, plus the truly unique sound of Brass Jaw.
As well as bringing the best acts from the UK and around the globe to East Sussex, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival will also feature established and up and coming Brighton and locally based jazz acts throughout the festival weekend. Utilising local expertise, festival organisers are proud to be working in conjunction with The Verdict Jazz Club who will be curating the integration of local musicians for the festival.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival takes place in the enchanting grounds of Glynde Place, a magnificent Elizabethan manor house located on the Sussex Downs, approximately 11 miles from Brighton and an hour and half from London. There will be direct trains to Glynde Station especially for the festival, just a 5-min walk away to the site.
Love Supreme Jazz Festival is offering festival-goers a wide range of camping options and have partnered up with Podpads, Blue Bell Tents and Tangerine Fields for the ultimate hassle-free camping experience.
Boasting over 40 acts, all accessible for the one weekend price, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival features a main stage, a unique floored and seated Jazz big top and a special stage for the hottest new talent. The dance tent will feature a unique programme of live music and DJ’s arranged by White Mink V Peppermint Candy on Saturday 6 July and the long-awaited return of Funky Sensation on Friday 5 July.