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Cheltenham Jazz Festival announces stellar line up for 2020

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Author: Thomas Hadfield, Posted: Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 12:30

Jazz Festival regular Gregory Porter will be opening the festival Jazz Festival regular Gregory Porter will be opening the festival

The Cheltenham Jazz festival has today revealed the full list of artists set to play in the town in May.

Featuring a broad spectrum of world-class contemporary jazz, blues, soul, R&B and pop, this year’s programme delivers a balance of core jazz and mainstream offerings.

Some of the bigger names include New Wave icons Squeeze, soul singer Beverley Knight, R&B funk group KC & The Sunshine Band, Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May and multi-million-selling vocalist Emeli Sandé.

This year’s festival runs from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th May and will again be held in Montpellier Gardens and feature the Henry Westons Big Top stage, Jazz Arena, Free Stage, Yamaha Discovery Space, a programme of family activities and events and a food, drink and market area.

Also appearing at the festival will be Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Booker T Jones, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant with Saving Grace and Suzi Dian, and the festival’s Artistic Curator Gregory Porter, who will open the 6 day-event.

For more information and the full line up of events visit www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/jazz

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