April is Jazz Appreciation Month, an annual event set up by the Smithsonian Institute to celebrate and draw attention to jazz as an historical and living treasure.
Numerous events are being held across the US and around the world in a co-ordinated effort to promote live jazz.
Since 2012, The Jazz Journalists Association have combined Jazz Appreciation Month with International Jazz Day (on Wednesday 30th April) to promote ‘Jazz April’ to promote jazz across all types of media.
Love Supreme Festival have announced further details about the line-up of the 2014 festival to be held on the weekend of 4th-6th July.
The Saturday line-up includes the main stage acts Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula and Incognito. Other artists to appear on Saturday are Dave Holland’s Prism, Snarky Puppy, Melt Yourself Down, bassist Derrick Hodge, Phronesis and Canadian vocalist Nikki Yanofsky.
On Sunday, De La Soul will be the headline act on the main stage. Gregory Porter returns to the main stage this year, along with other acts such as Imelda May and Soul II Soul. Courtney Pine also returns to the festival. Other acts to appear on Sunday are Christian McBride, Curtis Stigers, Polar Bear, Laura Jurd and the ensemble Slowly Rolling Camera.
Local acts will appear on The Bandstand, one of the great successes of last years event – details to be confirmed at a later date, but expect to hear more great local talent at Love Supreme 2014.