Jazz News (March 2020)

Emergence Festival Returns to Hastings

Emergence Festival returns to St. Mary in the Castle, Hastings between Thursday 23rd and Sunday 26th April. The line up announced so far includes London collective Steam Down, Jason Yarde Trio, Edifice Dance, James Beckwith Band, Jessica Lauren and Hastings-based sextet Hexagonal.

 

Love Supreme Line Up Announcement

Added to the line up for July’s Love Supreme Festival are The Roots, a special collaboration between Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes, Nubya Garcia, Avishai Cohen, Kokoroko, Nerija, Daniel Cassimir & Tess Hirst, Michael Janisch Band, Quentin Collins Sextet, Rob Luft, Fergus McCreadie Trio and Kathrine Windfeld Sextet. Further artists to be announced, including The Bandstand and Jazz In The Round stages.

 

We Out Here Line Up Announced

We Out Here Festival returns in 2020 between 20-23rd August at Abbots Ripton. The line up so far includes Archie Shepp, Ezra Collective, Ashley Henry, Sarathy Korwar, Steam Down, Ife Ogunjobi, Melt Yourself Down and Cykada, together with DJs Floating Points, Henry Wu, James Lavelle, Jamz Supernova and Tina Edwards. Further artists to be announced.

 

Jazz Concerts in May

Brighton Festival‘s programme, curated by Lemn Sissay, includes Ethio-jazz from vibraphonist & percussionist Mutale Astatke, and Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga. The programme also includes Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca.

Though not part of Brighton Festival, Nubya Garcia appears at Concorde 2 on Thursday 21st May. The same day also has a concert by New Generation Jazz at Brighton’s Spiegeltent entitled ‘Future Jazz at the Fringe’ with appearances by Ife Ogunjobi, Howes3 and Yadasofi.