Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Laura Mvula And The Jacksons Amongst Star Acts Set To Descend On East Sussex For Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017

Taylor McFerrin brings his beat box and trip hop style to Love Supreme Festival. He is the oldest son of Bobby McFerrin. (Simon Jay Price)

Love Supreme Jazz Festival (Simon Jay Price)

Just three weeks remain until this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex for a three-day event jam packed with performances from a diverse cross section of jazz, soul and pop talent.

Gregory Porter performing at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 28 April 2016 (Simon Reed)

Gregory Porter  (Simon Reed)

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, the festival will run from June 30th – July 2nd and will present performances from over fifty acts across five stages including Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, George Benson, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, The Jacksons, Laura Mvula, Corinne Bailey Rae, BADBADNOTGOOD, Christian Scott, NAO, Comet Is Coming and many more.

American Jazz Giant Kamasi Washington at Love Supreme Jazz Festival (Simon Jay Price)

Kamasi Washington  Love Supreme Jazz Festival (Simon Jay Price)

The festival’s Jazz Lounge will also return this year offering exclusive screenings of the award-winning John Coltrane documentary ‘Chasing Trane’ and Gregory Porter’s ‘Don’t Forget Your Music’ as well as several Ella Fitzgerald-themed events to coincide with the centenary of the legendary singer’s birth including a Q&A with Mica Paris about her new Ella project.

Neneh Cherry sings live on Saturday 4th July at Love Supreme Festival 2015 (Simon Jay Price)

Love Supreme Jazz Festival  (Simon Jay Price)

This year also sees the arrival of Jazz In The Round, a popular London-based jazz night hosted by Jazz FM presenters Chris Philips and Jez Nelson, which aims to bring together as wide a spectrum of jazz performances as possible.

Additional experiences available on site include The Love Supreme Wellbeing area, which offers Thai Massage and Reflexology as well as free yoga classes and wellbeing workshops across the weekend, ‘Secret Swim’, an hour long session at one of the South East’s oldest outdoor swimming pools, and a series of organised hill walks through the picturesque surroundings of the South Downs.

The full festival lineup across the weekend is as follows:


Island Records Presents ‘Vintage Remix’LakutaJ-SonicsCara HammondHowes3Jam Experiment


The Jacksons, Herbie HancockCorinne Bailey RaeNaoBad Bad Not GoodLee Fields & The ExpressionsMichael Wollny TrioShabaka & the AncestorsClare Teal & Mini Big BandMammal HandsComet is ComingSons of KemetAshley Henry TrioJoey Negro DJ SetD’InfluenceMica Paris Sings The Ella Fitzgerald SongbookPoppy Ajudha ,LaSharVuBecca Stevens


Gregory PorterGeorge BensonLaura MvulaRobert Glasper ExperimentSt Paul & The Broken BonesHot 8 Brass BandChristian Scott, Kamasi WashingtonCharenée WadeMichael Janisch Paradigm ShiftJordan RakeiYussef KamaalMakaya McCravenMiles Mosley & The West Coast Get Down, Nubiyan TwistKansas Smitty’s House BandCamilla George QuartetLa MambanegraBlue Lab Beats, Incognito vs. The Brand New Heavies DJ Set, Tru Thoughts Disco

Live: Love Supreme Festival 2016 @ Glynde Place