Friday, 10 July 2015

Love Supreme, Jazz Festival (sort of)

"The Love Supreme Jazz Festival is the first UK festival that combines a Jazz bill with the classic boutique, green field festival experience". 

Well that's what the Love Supreme site says; looking at the range of stalls and 'glamping' at the Glynde site, some might argue that it's rather more about boutique than Jazz. The music is certainly wider than jazz. On the day I went the main stage seemed to be dominated by R&B and Soul - which reflects the output of Jazz fm, its main sponsors, purveyors of "the world’s greatest jazz, blues and soul".

Well that's fine, but why not just call it a music festival?

Anyway enough bickering over semantics, here are my pics:

Joe Stilgoe
Wristbands were a bit tacky!
Theo Croker
Big colourful flags have their uses
I never tried to get near the main stage - this is Hiatus Kaiyote
Ginger Baker - definitely slowing down these days
Festival stalwarts
Festival families
Love Supreme luvvies
Life to the Full - there for the Candi Staton gospel
Candi Staton audience
Candi Staton - same age as Ginger Baker but still a young heart running free
Terence Blanchard E-Collective
Filming Hugh Masakela
Hugh Masakela - probably my highlight of the day
Van Morrison audience
Van Morrison in the distance
Van Morrison audience
Van Morrison audience - things did pick up!

I'll be adding a new music event gallery soon at Light Touch

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