NEWS: 2015 Cheltenham Jazz Festival Line-Up (Apr 29-May 4) Announced


The Big Top at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Photo: Cheltenham Festivals

The line-up for this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival is announced today. Tickets go on general sale to members on 25th Feb and on general sale on March 4th and will be available HERE. Highlights include:

- Jamie Cullum with Medeski, Martin & Wood
- The Pablo Held Trio plus John Scofield (REVIEWED HERE)
- Sun Ra Arkestra
- Bassekou Kouyate
- The UK premiere outing for Lee Konitz’s quintet featuring Dave Douglas (LEE KONITZ INTERVIEW)
- Tony Allen performing music from the 2014 album Film of Life
- Joe Lovano’s Village Rhythms Band
- Caro Emerald
- Frank Sinatra-themed ‘Friday Night Is Music Night’ feat. Kurt Elling, Clare Teal, Anthony Strong
- A celebration of George and Ira Gershwin feat. Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter
- In Bed With (INTERVIEW HERE)
- Samuel Blaser
- Andrea Motis
- Surnatural Orchestra
- Phronesis - "Pitch Black" performed in total darkness (JASPER HOIBY PREVIEWS 2011 PREMIERE)
- Hackney Colliery Band
- GoGo Penguin, joining Gilles Peterson at the club night
- Neil Cowley Trio
- Rachael Cohen Quartet featuring Phil Robson (CD REVIEW HERE)
- Natalie Williams
- Julian Arguelles Septet

SCHEDULE:

Wednesday 29 April 2015


Alice Zawadzki - THE DAFFODIL

Thursday 30 April 2015

Beth Hart - THE JAZZ ARENA
Caro Emerald - THE BIG TOP
Nina Ferro - THE DAFFODIL

Friday 1 May 2015

Alice Russell - JAZZ ARENA
Phronesis: Pitch Black - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Friday Night is Music Night – The Sinatra Legacy - THE BIG TOP
Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Group - THE DAFFODIL
Late night jazz club:Soul Family & Festival Friends - THE DAFFODIL

Saturday 2 May 2015

Trondheim Jazz Exchange - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Kizzy Crawford - JAZZ ARENA
Ben Cox & Jamie Safiruddin - HOTEL DU VIN
Sun Ra Arkestra - THE BIG TOP
Jonathan Silk Sextet - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Lee Konitz and Dave Douglas Quintet - TOWN HALL
Tony Allen - THE JAZZ ARENA
Wilko Johnson - THE BIG TOP
Samuel Blaser Trio - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Clare Teal - TOWN HALL
Joe Lovano’s Village Rhythms Band - THE JAZZ ARENA
Sugar Sisters - THE DAFFODIL
The Edge Project - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - THE BIG TOP
The Speakeasy - THE DAFFODIL
Gilles Peterson and GoGo Penguin - TOWN HALL

Sunday 3 May 2015

Surnatural Orchestra - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Natalie Williams - THE JAZZ ARENA
Double bill: Si Cranstoun & Purdy - THE BIG TOP
In Bed With... - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
John Scofield meets Pablo Held Trio - THE JAZZ ARENA
Medeski Martin & Wood with special guest Jamie Cullum - THE BIG TOP
Rachael Cohen Quartet featuring Phil Robson - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - THE JAZZ ARENA
Average White Band Plus The Staxs - TOWN HALL
Rumer - THE BIG TOP
Julian Arguelles Septet - PARABOLA ARTS CENTRE
Squarepusher Live - TOWN HALL

Monday 4 May 2015

Family Show: Supersonics - JAZZ ARENA
Hackney Colliery Band - THE BIG TOP
FRINGE SHOWCASE: Melissa James & Hattie Briggs - THE JAZZ ARENA
Neil Cowley Trio - JAZZ ARENA
Gershwin Rediscovered feat. Gregory Porter and Laura Mvula created by Ignite - THE BIG TOP

LINK: Cheltenham Jazz Festival Website
Edu Hawkins' Photo Round-Up of Cheltenham 2014

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