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26 April – 1 May 2017 Box Office 01242 850270 cheltenhamfestivals.com #cheltjazzfest

Featuring Chick Corea Trio Kansas Smitty’s Laura Mvula Orchestra Baobab The Necks Gregory Porter Jack Savoretti Snarky Puppy Dee Dee Bridgewater Steve Gadd Ben Folds Booker T. Jones Seb Rochford Chris Potter Marius Neset Phronesis & Engines Orchestra Lionel Loueke Kandace Springs Eric Bibb Robert Cray Meshell Ndegeocello and many more

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Laura Mvula page 12 Jack Savoretti page 13 Friday Night Is Music Night page 15 Booker T. Jones page 24 Robert Cray page 22 Gregory Porter page 32

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Jazz Greats Chick Corea Trio page 27 Dee Dee Bridgewater page 13 Chris Potter page 28 Lionel Loueke page 19 Steve Gadd Band page 23

Festival Partners CHK Charities Limited

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Dave Maric, Phronesis & Engines Orchestra page 17 Dee Dee Bridgewater page 13 Seb Rochford page 16 Kit Downes page 23 Mica Paris page 17 Ear Candy page 32

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Mode9 & Sarah Munro page 31 Jazz Exchange page 17 Jodie Abacus & Earl page 26 Kansas Smitty’s page 14 The Marcus King Band page 13 Kandace Springs page 25 Logan Richardson page 19 Elliot Galvin page 18

In a year when some say jazz is 100 years old, the music is as vibrant as ever. For its 22nd edition, Cheltenham Jazz Festival celebrates the past, present and future of jazz. We’ve curated a host of concerts and events to mark this centenary of the first jazz record, so look out for events with #Jazz100 badges.

We celebrate anniversaries of Dizzy, Monk, Coltrane and Ella Fitzgerald as re-imagined by Denys Baptiste, Mica Paris and Hans Koller. We also welcome some of the biggest names in jazz today including Chick Corea, Gregory Porter and Dee Dee Bridgewater, while looking to the future of jazz with leading lights Snarky Puppy and Marius Neset, to name a few. ‘Cheltenham continues to lead the way in celebrating the amazing variety of music that Jazz has to offer. It’s an absolute pleasure to bring you the best in music over these special 6 days’ Jamie Cullum Artistic Curator 3


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Curated by Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the Henry Westons Sessions are an unmissable series of intimate performances filmed backstage at the Festival and shared online.

Today, Henry Westons Vintage Ciders are produced only from apples grown in a single year’s harvest in the three counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. The cider is then slowly matured in aged oak vats to deliver a smooth and rounded cider, packed with magnificently exceptional character.

The UK’s No.1 glass bottled apple cider*

Still Moving Media

Watch the eclectic mix of established artists and emerging talent throughout the Festival at youtube.com/cheltenhamfestivals

In 1880, Henry Weston first starting crafting cider from the bittersweet apples grown on his farm in Much Marcle, Herefordshire. Over many years, he refined the art of traditional cider making.

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FESTIVAL MAP Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UW Full site opens 27 April free entry Free Stage

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre (GL50 3AA) 0.2 miles The Daffodil (GL50 2AE) Hotel du Vin (GL50 3AH)

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Dean Close Chapel 1.1 miles (GL51 6HE)

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See some of the best acts from across the country performing on the Free Stage and ...around town throughout the Festival.

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Gardens Gallery Head to the Gardens Gallery to discover their Jazz Festival Artist for 2017, Victoria Rees. victoriarees.co.uk

Nyetimber Bus The luxurious top deck of The Nyetimber, a reimagined 1968 Routemaster bus, will provide the ideal spot from which to savour a perfectly chilled glass of Nyetimber.

Family Tent

Late Night Jam Sessions

Kids gigs, craft activities, workshops and fun for the whole family take place here throughout the weekend. For the schedule, see pages 10–11.

28–30 April Hotel du Vin (GL50 3AH) 10.30pm–3am, free

A Century of Jazz History PizzaExpress Feeling peckish? PizzaExpress will be serving up a fantastic array of pizzas in the bandstand area.

28–30 April Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre, free An exhibition of material from the National Jazz Archive covering the 100 years since the first jazz recording.

The party carries on late into the night at our free jam sessions, just a short stroll from the Festival. Expect some surprise collaborations and a famous face or two, backed by a house band from Birmingham Conservatoire.

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…around town Visit The Wondering Wine Kitchen for daily cold cuts, cheeses and delicious nibbles, with a superb selection of beers, wine and cocktails by day and a pre-booked wine and supper club each evening.

FREE GIGS

For bookings call 07435 752906 We are delighted to welcome PizzaExpress to the Festival. Enjoy a fantastic array of pizzas in the bandstand area and make sure you head to the PizzaExpress Live Arena to hear some of the best sounds from the Festival.

Over 90 free gigs from local and national artists across the 6 days of the Festival Including: Montpellier Gardens, BBC Introducing, Cambray Place Stage, The Brewery Quarter Stage, pop-up street performances and a host of pubs and venues across Cheltenham town centre. For the full schedule pick up an …around town flyer from the Box Office. cheltenhamfestivals.com/aroundtown

The bottlegreen Garden Bar will be serving up plenty of tasty drinks to keep you refreshed over the Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy an exclusive Festival Cocktail and soak up the atmosphere as you enjoy the entertainment on offer next door at the Free Stage. 8

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FAMILY TENT

Musical Adventures for Kids SATURDAY 29 APRIL

10.45–11.30am

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BAM! Babies Adventures in Music

2–3pm

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1–2pm

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4.30–5.30pm

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Sam Frankie Fox Jazz Babies with & Ricardo Rocha Holly Thomas

Big and Brass!

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 2-6

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 0-4

Brilliant and versatile performer Sam Frankie Fox combines her theatrical and musical background with musician and sound-explorer Ricardo Rocha to present a host of exciting songs and jazz-influenced music from around the world. There will be lots of singing, harp, accordion, guitar, ukulele and, of course, some joining in!

Back by popular demand, wonderful singer and early-years specialist Holly Thomas brings her infectious spirit and energy to help children learn about singing and instruments, sing nursery rhymes, plus listen, dance and join in with jazz and other popular songs.

From trumpet to trombone, join our brilliant horn players led by trumpeter Aaron Diaz for a set of brassy fun and games, some classic and lively jazz taking you from New Orleans to New York, and the chance to discover the (nearly famous!) hose-pipe trumpet!

2–3pm

Percussion of the World with Tom Chapman

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 3+

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 5-10

MONDAY 1 MAY 12.15–1.15pm

4–6pm

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Indo-Jazz with Arun Ghosh

Sounds of Senegal

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 5-11 Free drop-in session All ages

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 0–2 Bring your baby for a bounce! BAM is a warm and interactive concert for babies, families and friends that celebrates music by sharing a wide range of instruments, musical styles, gentle movements and stimulating sounds. With specialist musicians Sam Frankie Fox and Ricardo Rocha.

Be inspired by the sounds and colours of Senegal and Orchestra Baobab (who you can hear earlier in the day, page 18) for some free art and craft activities.

SUNDAY 30 APRIL 10am–12pm

2.45–3.45pm JF05

Art from the Family Sing with Jazz Age Pete Churchill Free drop-in session All ages 12.15–1.15pm

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£6 plus transaction fee* All ages Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, composer and educator Pete Churchill brings singing sparkling into life thanks to his wealth of experience working with children and adults – just bring your ears and voices for an hour of singing, fun and lovely new music.

Drawing, colouring and collage inspired by Art Deco, Kandinsky, and artists of the 1920s.

Children under 12 years must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over, approved by the parent/guardian. A ticket must be purchased for each person attending, excluding free events.

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*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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10.30–11.30am

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Ella: Queen of Jazz

David Gibb: Climb That Tree!

With Sara Colman & Helen Hancocks

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 4+

£6 plus transaction fee* Ages 6+ Celebrating 100 years since the birth of amazing American singer Ella Fitzgerald, best-selling author and illustrator Helen Hancocks launches her new book for children, with help from the brilliant vocalist Sara Colman and pianist Rebecca Nash. Featuring a selection of Ella’s famous songs, live illustration, plus a short reading and chat about the ideas in the book.

The award-winning songwriter, instrumentalist, storyteller and tallest man in Derbyshire (he claims) is on a mission to create great music for children and families. David will be performing songs from his new album Climb That Tree, featuring a range of upbeat music from reggae to cajun, and folk to good old rock’n’roll!

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Acclaimed clarinettist Arun Ghosh brings his exciting energy and original music to Cheltenham! His musical stories take you on a journey along rivers, through mountains and into the heart of the city. Hear how Arun’s melodies and rhythms draw together jazz and South Asian music, with clarinet, double-bass and the dazzling, percussive sounds of the tabla.

Ever wondered about trying to play that strange looking pot, box or bowl that is, in fact, an exotic drum?!  World percussionist Tom Chapman introduces an array of instruments, from the triangle (yes, really!) to the djembe and darbuka, along with stories, games and fun facts, spanning South America to South Africa.

4–6pm

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Happy 100th Birthday! Free drop-in session All ages Design your own album cover and decorate a birthday candle to celebrate 100 years since the first ever jazz record.

Classic Album Playbacks Family Tent Free drop-in session Chill out to the sound of classic live recordings from three iconic artists with 100th birthdays this year: Saturday, 6.30pm: Ella Fitzgerald – Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife Sunday, 6.30pm: Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall Monday, 6.30pm: The Quintet (Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach) – Jazz At Massey Hall

*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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WEDNESDAY 26 APRIL 8–9.30pm

Box Office 01242 850270

THURSDAY 27 APRIL

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Laura Mvula The Big Top £36 £34 £24 plus transaction fee* With two MOBO awards to her name and multiple BRIT Award nominations, Laura Mvula has established herself at the forefront of the current soul revival movement in the UK. Following the critically acclaimed Sing To The Moon, her new album The Dreaming Room is full of invention and originality with those trademark beautiful melodies.

‘The phrase ‘rising star’ is often inaccurate and hype. In the case of US artist Marcus King, it’s a bloody big understatement.’ ***** Blues & Soul Magazine J04

7–8.15pm

Marcus King Band 8.30–10pm

PizzaExpress Live Arena £20 plus transaction fee*

THURSDAY 27 APRIL 7–9.45pm

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Camilla George The Daffodil £65 plus transaction fee*

Dee Dee Bridgewater

At only 20 years old, Marcus King is already carving out a niche which he describes as ‘soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock’. King’s fiery brand of American roots music also draws on blues and jazz-fusion influences, leading to his latest album reaching the top ten on the Billboard blues chart. Expect gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting.

Ticket includes a three-course set menu and Champagne cocktail on arrival. Bar open from 6pm, Dinner served at 7pm, Performance 8.30–9.45pm.

‘Thoroughly enjoyable’ Courtney Pine

Rising-star saxophonist Camilla George releases her first album this year and has been namechecked by Jazzwise Magazine as an ‘artist to watch’ in 2017. Last year she shone among the ranks of the Jazz Jamaica All Stars. Now she brings her own band to Cheltenham, playing swinging jazz standards and original material which combines the jazz tradition with calypso.

Festival site opening 5.30pm onwards on the Free Stage

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*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

8.30–10pm

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Cheltenham Town Hall £30 plus transaction fee* In a career that stretches back to the 60s, iconic jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater has stood shoulder to shoulder with many of music’s greats like Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins. She brings the UK premiere of her new album, inspired by the sound of Memphis R&B from the mid-late 1960s. Think Gladys Knight, Otis Redding, Al Green and Sam Cooke.

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Jack Savoretti The Big Top £36 £34 £24

Broadcast live on BBC Radio 2

plus transaction fee* As this is a live broadcast, please be seated by 8.15pm

Passionate and soulful with a direct, gritty authenticity, Savoretti’s top ten album Written in Scars made him a star with its battle-worn lyricism. His new album Sleep No More, heavily supported by BBC Radio 2, is full of brooding, bittersweet love-songs from one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation.

*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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THURSDAY 27 APRIL

FRIDAY 28 APRIL

cheltenhamfestivals.com

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Peter Horsfall

Marius Neset

The Daffodil £65 plus transaction fee*

Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £16 plus transaction fee*

Ticket includes a three-course set menu and Champagne cocktail on arrival.

11pm–1.30am

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Kansas Smitty’s House Band Residency

Bar open from 6pm, Dinner served at 7pm, Performance 8.30–9.45pm.

FRIDAY 28 APRIL

Peter Horsfall’s gorgeous silky tones, as heard on Friday Night Is Music Night with Joe Stilgoe, have been described as ‘the most delicious voice this side of the universe.’ His swinging trumpet style and songwriting blend classic jazz, blues and gospel influences. He’ll be playing selections from his soon-to-be-released album of soulful ballads and the critically acclaimed 2016 EP How Can We Know?

The Daffodil £15 plus transaction fee* With two critically acclaimed albums and a sold-out headline tour already to their name, this group of self-professed ‘jazz addicted twenty-somethings’ have a reputation as one of the best live acts around. Moving through swing, blues, R&B, New Orleans jazz and gospel, they have developed a sound of their own, steeped in heritage and crossing generations. The Smitty’s road show is leaving their East London bar and bringing their inimitable brand of original swing music to Cheltenham for four nights. When it mobilises, you’d better be ready to go. Expect the late-night party atmosphere and cocktails that have become synonymous with their shows, as they are joined by special guests from across the Festival.

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Marius Neset is increasingly recognised as a major international artist, with the tenor saxophone pedigree of Michael Brecker and Chris Potter whilst referencing fellow Norwegian Jan Garbarek. His lightning virtuosity is set against a breathless, Scandinavian lyricism. With a sell-out show at the 2011 Festival, this is a hot ticket as he appears with a line-up of top British players put together specially for the Festival.

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8–10pm Broadcast live on BBC Radio 2

Friday Night is Music Night: Rhythm and Blues + Jazz = Soul 6.30–7.45pm

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Valerie June PizzaExpress Live Arena £20 plus transaction fee*

The Smitty’s are with us throughout the Festival. See pages 16, 24 and 29 for more details.

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7pm–8pm

Valerie June stands in an illustrious line of performers from Memphis. She blends soul, folk, blues, and Americana into a refreshing sound that sits outside any musical era or place. Described by the New Yorker as a ‘unique, captivating voice’, in the UK she has received support from BBC 6 Music, appeared on Later...with Jools Holland, and supported the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park.

*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

The Big Top £48 £46 £30 plus transaction fee* As this is a live broadcast, please be seated by 7.45pm

Tonight’s show celebrates the story of soul, from its beginnings in gospel, to rhythm & blues, and flirtations with jazz and rock ‘n’ roll. Conducted by Guy Barker, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Guy Barker Big Band are joined by vocalists Shaun Escoffery, Tony Momrelle, Vanessa Haynes and Noel McKoy, performing classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and more. *Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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FRIDAY 28 APRIL

Box Office 01242 850270

SATURDAY 29 APRIL

cheltenhamfestivals.com

‘One of the most exciting bands on the planet today!’ Jazzwise magazine on Phronesis

11am–12.15pm 8–9.30pm

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Will Young

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Beyond popular music, Will Young has always had a strong passion for jazz. Following on from the release of Summer Covers, an eclectic mix of fan-favourite jazz covers, Will Young returns to the stage with his incredibly talented band. He will perform classic jazz standards alongside new adaptations, with an abundance of funny stories and charming commentary throughout!

Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £10 plus transaction fee* The finest student musicians from two of Europe’s top training grounds meet annually in Cheltenham for a stirring showcase of contemporary jazz. With bands formed of students from the Birmingham and Trondheim Conservatoires, check out the next generation of jazz talent and spot some stars of the future.

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Seb Rochford, Nicole Mitchell & Neil Charles Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £15 plus transaction fee* Drummer Seb Rochford is a firm Cheltenham favourite. Formerly leader of the Mercury-nominated band Polar Bear, Seb has worked with a bewildering array of iconic musicians including Paul McCartney, Brian Eno, Grace Jones, Beck and Yoko Ono. He returns with the premiere of an exciting new project featuring Neil Charles on bass and Nicole Mitchell, a key figure in Chicago’s AACM collective, on flute.

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Jazz Exchange: Birmingham Conservatoire & NTNU Trondheim Conservatoire

Cheltenham Town Hall £28 plus transaction fee*

Jamie’s

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11pm–1.30am

Kansas Smitty’s House Band Residency The Daffodil £15 plus transaction fee* See J07 on page 14 for details.

*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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12.30–1.45pm

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Mica Paris sings the Ella Fitzgerald Songbook

12.30–1.45pm

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Decade Zero: Dave Maric, Phronesis & Engines Orchestra Cheltenham Town Hall £18 plus transaction fee* Internationally acclaimed jazz trio Phronesis give the world premiere of Decade Zero by composer Dave Maric. Phronesis’ own tunes are woven throughout Maric’s original music in a unique homage to the band, who will be joined by eight musicians from the Engines Orchestra conducted by Phil Meadows. The piece explores loops, rhythms and textures inspired by Phronesis’ high-energy performances, off-kilter grooves and Dave Maric’s own world of contemporary classical music, as we bridge genres in an unmissable premiere. Commissioned by Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and EFG London Jazz Festival, with support from the PRS Foundation.

PizzaExpress Live Arena £22 plus transaction fee* UK soul artist Mica Paris has had a career full of top-ten hit singles, a platinum-selling album, and has previously collaborated with the likes of Prince and Jools Holland. Accompanied by an 8-piece band, she will be performing an exclusive preview of her forthcoming album Mica Sings Ella, featuring Guy Barker’s reimagined arrangements of classic Ella Fitzgerald songs. *Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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SATURDAY 29 APRIL

Box Office 01242 850270

SATURDAY 29 APRIL

cheltenhamfestivals.com

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4–5pm

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The Necks 2–3.15pm

J19

Orchestra Baobab

Lionel Loueke

The Big Top £22 £18 £16 plus transaction fee*

12.30–3pm

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Lilli Unwin Hotel Du Vin £55 plus transaction fee* Ticket includes three-course lunch Lunch served at 12.30pm – please arrive at 12pm to be seated. Performance 1pm.

Lilli Unwin is an enchanting and soulful young singer. With a love of storytelling fed by the great American songbook, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, she performs original material and upbeat jazz standards. Her trio, featuring rising star guitarist Rob Luft and pianist Matt Robinson, combine impeccable swing with elegant improvisations.

From simple beginnings in Senegal, Orchestra Baobab have become a seminal band in world music. One of Africa’s great iconic bands thanks to the new groove they crafted in 1970, creating a sun-soaked sound from Afro-Cuban rhythm with Portuguese influences and Congolese rumba. The band reformed in 2001 after an early album became a cult classic, and are back on the road with a one-off stop in Cheltenham.

2.30–3.30pm

Elliot Galvin Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £12 plus transaction fee* Pianist Elliot Galvin is fast becoming a star of the UK jazz scene, with his playful, sometimes whimsical take on jazz marking out a territory all of his own. His trio perform material from his latest album on Edition Records, which is packed with pop, jazz and contemporary classical references, as well as top-drawer improvisation and imaginative compositions.

*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

PizzaExpress Live Arena £20 plus transaction fee* From his roots in Benin, guitarist Lionel Loueke has built a prolific career touring the world with Herbie Hancock and collaborating with other jazz greats including Wayne Shorter, Terence Blanchard, Robert Glasper and Esperanza Spalding. Playing his latest Blue Note album, he is reunited with bassist Massimo Biolcati and drummer Ferenc Nemeth for a hypnotic blend of African influences, jazz and rock.

Cheltenham Town Hall £18 plus transaction fee* This cult Australian band are masters of long-form improvisation - in every show The Necks step onto the stage with no preconceived ideas of what they will play. Every Necks’ performance is a singular event, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room. After 30 years on the road together they make their first ever appearance at the Festival in Cheltenham’s resonant Town Hall.

‘One of the most extraordinary groups on the planet... a sonic experience that has few parallels or rivals.’ The Guardian

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‘Audacious and inspired. A rising star heading for the UK Jazz A-List’ **** Evening Standard 18

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Logan Richardson Cheltenham Ladies’ College Parabola Arts Centre £16 plus transaction fee* You might have have been lucky enough to see Logan Richardson’s hotly-tipped performance with fellow American Christian Scott here last year. Now he’s back on alto sax with his own band. Described by the Guardian as a rare mix of ‘contemporary edginess and old-school melodic values’, Richardson’s acclaimed Blue Note debut album featured Pat Metheny and was one of The Observer’s best jazz albums of 2016.

*Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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J41 AMOK AMOR JF07 ELLA: QUEEN OF JAZZ

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J45 SUNDAY: RECOMPOSED

J47 YAZZ AHMED HAFLA BAND

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J51 SHOWCASE: MODE9 & SARAH MUNRO JF10 ARUN GHOSH TRIO

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J53 DENYS BAPTISTS PRESENTS THE LATE TRANE

JF11 PERCUSSION OF THE WORLD

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JF12 HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY!

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‘Enticingly strange and wonderful sounds, so odd you can hardly believe it’s an organ making them’ The Telegraph

7pm–9.45pm

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Gabrielle Ducomble ‘How many drummers does it take to change a lightbulb?... Ten. And then another ten to talk about how Steve Gadd would have done it.’ Phil Collins

The Daffodil £65 plus transaction fee* Ticket includes a three-course set menu and Champagne cocktail on arrival.

7.15–8.15pm

Bar open from 6pm, Dinner served at 7pm, Performance 8.30–9.45pm.

Singing in English and her native French, Gabrielle Ducomble performs Parisian-style jazz and tango – her own original material, plus iconic songs by the likes of Piaf, Brel, Gainsbourg and Piazzolla with a contemporary spin. Her band includes some of Europe’s finest musicians in an authentic line-up featuring guitar, accordion and violin, providing the perfect anchor for her superlative vocals.

5.30–6.45pm

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The Robert Cray Band

Dean Close Chapel £14 plus transaction fee* Originating from their adventures in various churches around rural Suffolk, Kit Downes and Tom Challenger developed Vyamanikal. Quirky, playful, solemn and celebratory, this unusual pairing of church organ and saxophone produces a surround-sound that radiates power, and commands attention in the superb chapel acoustics. Kit will also treat us to an exclusive preview of new material from his forthcoming solo album on ECM Records.

7.30–8.45pm

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Steve Gadd Band PizzaExpress Live Arena £26 plus transaction fee* Grammy Award winning jazz and session drummer Steve Gadd is one of the most sought-after musicians in the world. His influential feel and technique stand out on Paul Simon’s Fifty Ways, Steely Dan’s Aja, Chick Corea’s Nite Sprite, and when playing with Weather Report, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra, George Benson and Eric Clapton to name a few. Don’t miss the only UK stop on his headline tour.

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Hans Koller 7.15–8.30pm

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Rick Wakeman’s Green Dolphin Trio Cheltenham Town Hall £28 plus transaction fee* From being the flamboyant keyboard player for Yes to recording the original piano parts on Bowie’s Life on Mars, Rick Wakeman actually began his diverse career playing in jazz bands in the 60s. Revived especially for this one-off performance, Rick’s Green Dolphin Trio rework his original compositions and favourite tunes from his new solo album, intertwined with hilarious anecdotes from his career.

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The Big Top £36 £34 £24 plus transaction fee* Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, Robert Cray’s soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in blues for over 40 years. A five-time Grammy winner, Cray has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to John Lee Hooker. He returns to the UK in support of a highly anticipated new album.

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £14 plus transaction fee* Originally from Germany and now a long-standing London resident, pianist Hans Koller presents richly intelligent original compositions and pays tribute to two legends in their centenary years: Thelonius Monk and Dizzy Gillespie. His formidable quartet includes American saxophonist John O’Gallagher, Percy Pursglove on bass and Jeff Williams on drums.

‘An exuberant and remarkable talent, Koller’s music is full of surprises.’ Rough Guide to Jazz *Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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‘If you’re someone who’s interested in music that has many different layers and complexities to it….then you’re going to absolutely love this.’ Jamie Cullum

9–10.30pm

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The Big Top £36 £34 £24 plus transaction fee* Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning Booker T. Jones arguably defined modern soul music with classic hits such as Green Onions, Hang ‘Em High, Time Is Tight, and Melting Pot. His 2013 album Sound the Alarm marked his return to Stax Records, which Booker T helped put on the map in the 1960s, along with his brilliant band, the MGs.

Family Events & Workshops Family Tent 10.45–11.30am JF01 BAM! Babies Adventures in Music £6 plus transaction fee* Ages 0–2 12.15-1.15pm Family Sing with Pete Churchill £6 plus transaction fee* All ages

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2-3pm JF03 Sam Frankie Fox & Ricardo Rocha £6 plus transaction fee* Ages 2–6 4-6pm Sounds of Senegal Free drop-in session All ages

11pm–1.30am

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £14 plus transaction fee*

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‘A cinematic sense of space, Kenny Wheeler-like melodies over pattering electronic percussion’ (The Guardian): Monocled Man’s music has strong influences from ambient electronica but is rooted in jazz. Guest vocalists Emilia Martensson and Ed Begley join band members from Troyka, Kairos 4tet and leader Rory Simmons to bring to life music from the new album on Whirlwind Records.

Kandace Springs stunned Cheltenham audiences with her ‘intimate, low-key jazz-infused approach’ (MOJO) after opening for Jamie Cullum at last year’s Festival. The Nashville-based singer, songwriter and pianist counts Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones among her heroes, yet her stripped-back sound on her debut Blue Note album mimics none.

12.30–1.45pm

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The Daffodil £15 plus transaction fee*

A legend of Colombian music and winner of a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Totó la Momposina became a global star via Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records and went on to influence artists from Manu Chao to Timbaland. In this rare UK appearance, the trance-like grooves of her tambores (drums) and the majesty of her voice continue to be irresistible.

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Kandace Springs

Totó la Momposina

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12.30–1.45pm

Monocled Man

Kansas Smitty’s House Band Residency

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11am–12pm

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‘Totó La Momposina is a charismatic Latin musical matriarch whose magnificent voice and traditional percussion-based street music are astonishingly raw and powerful.’ Time Out *Fees are £2.50 for online and telephone sales, and £1.50 for in person sales with credit/debit card. No fee for cash sales.

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Schnellertollermeier

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £12 plus transaction fee*

Meshell Ndegeocello

Hailing from Switzerland but increasingly recognised across Europe, the power trio Schnellertollermeier doesn’t mess around. Their uncompromising attitude is right there in that deliberate tongue-twister of a name. Their mix of jazz, punk, rock and free improvised music immediately hits the bullseye, and made their latest album X (Cuneiform Records) one of the Wall Street Journal’s best albums of 2015.

PizzaExpress Live Arena £20 plus transaction fee* 2–3.30pm

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Double Bill: Jodie Abacus & Earl The Big Top £18 £16 £14 plus transaction fee*

Multi-instrumentalist, singer and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello delivers lush, lyrical and infectiously melodic songs driven by her signature bounce and warm, fat groove on bass. Previously she’s explored soul, R&B, jazz, hiphop, rock and spoken word while crediting bass-playing influences Sting, Jaco Pastorius and Stevie Wonder. Fans have come to expect the unexpected from Meshell.

A double bill of emerging artists, both recently featured on BBC Radio 2. British R&B and funk artist Jodie Abacus recently supported Corinne Bailey Rae and brings the zesty, post-disco feel of his single I’ll Be That Friend to the stage. Bewitching vocalist and pianist Earl was chosen by BBC Introducing to play last year’s Radio 2 Festival in Hyde Park.

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Chick Corea Trio The Big Top £40 £36 £28 plus transaction fee*

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Eric Bibb

Amok Amor

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Blues meets gospel and soul with Eric Bibb’s versatile guitar playing and vocals, as he returns after a sell-out show in 2010. His ability to meld traditional rootsy American blues with a contemporary flavour has kept him at the top of his game in a five decade career, which has seen him release 36 albums and work alongside Ray Charles, Robert Cray and Taj Mahal.

Three musicians, each at the forefront of European jazz today, come together with highly-regarded US trumpet player Peter Evans in this band led by bassist Petter Eldh. Their music drifts between composed and free sections, with an urgent, energetic and multi-directional sound. Petter is joined by drummer Christian Lillinger and alto saxophonist Wanja Slavin, both from the burgeoning Berlin jazz scene.

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22-time Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity, with many of his compositions now considered jazz standards. Joining Chick for this exclusive UK date on his spring tour are bass virtuoso Eddie Gomez and drum titan Brian Blade.

Family Events & Workshops See pages 10-11 for details of today’s events: Jazz Babies, Ella: Queen of Jazz, Big and Brass! & free craft session

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‘It’s hard to remember why music didn’t always sound like this’ Drowned in Sound

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Snarky Puppy Cheltenham Town Hall £22 plus transaction fee* 7.15–8.15pm

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Double Bill: Mark Sanders & John Butcher Duo, Julian Sartorius Solo Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £12 plus transaction fee* A special Festival double-bill of improvised music in solo and duo sets. Two of Europe’s leading improvisers, saxophonist John Butcher and drummer Mark Sanders, have worked together for almost 25 years. Swiss percussionist Julian Sartorius performs solo, working with unusual, unprocessed acoustic sounds and develops, beat by beat, an unheard environment of sound.

7.30–8.45pm

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Chris Potter PizzaExpress Live Arena £22 plus transaction fee* Down Beat magazine called him ‘One of the most studied (and copied) saxophonists on the planet’ while Jazz Times identified him as ‘a figure of international renown’. US saxophone titan Chris Potter makes a long-awaited return to the Festival. A world-class player, he brings his heavyweight quartet featuring David Virelles on piano, Joe Martin on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums.

8.15–9.15pm

With two Grammy wins under their belts and their latest album Culcha Vulcha just nominated for a third, New York based collective Snarky Puppy have become one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Led by bassist Michael League, their sound balances raw funk, relentless groove, lyrical melodies, and a delicate mix of composition and improvisation. Having sold-out their 2014 show, make sure you book early for this year’s gig.

Ben Folds Solo Featuring Jamie Cullum The Big Top £38 £36 £26 plus transaction fee*

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Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre (Bar) FREE no ticket required Hear all of today’s Parabola Arts Centre performances reworked and artfully mixed together into a new piece of music. Using the live sets of Monocled Man, Schnellertollermeier, Amok Amor, Julian Sartorius and Mark Sanders & John Butcher, electronic musicians Iain Chambers and Pascal Wyse return to pick up the challenge of ‘recomposing’ not just one gig (as they did with Soweto Kinch last year) but five!

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Ben Folds is best known as an alt-rock pianist and leader of the Ben Folds Five, but his solo shows are electrifying. He inspired a young Jamie Cullum, who credits Folds as the reason he started songwriting, so our Artistic Curator is honoured to join his musical hero on stage for the first time.

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Yazz Ahmed Hafla Band

Kansas Smitty’s House Band Residency

Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre £14 plus transaction fee*

The Daffodil £15 plus transaction fee*

Hafla: an Arabic word meaning a friendly social gathering; also the seven-piece band led by British-Bahraini trumpet player Yazz Ahmed. Yazz has emerged as a distinctive voice in UK jazz thanks to stellar playing and original music exploring her heritage. Hypnotic Middle Eastern riffs, infectious belly-dancing rhythms and haunting melodies fuse with jazz, in a highly rhythmic and swinging blend.

See J07 on page 14 for details.

9.45–10.45pm

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Showcase: Mode9 & Sarah Munro

4.30–5.45pm

Paul Carrack

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Hot 8 Brass Band The Big Top £18 £16 £14 plus transaction fee*

11am—12pm

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Snarky Puppy Masterclass PizzaExpress Live Arena £10 plus transaction fee*

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As premier purveyors of roof raising, jazz infused, funk and hip hop fuelled marching band music, Hot 8 Brass Band have epitomised New Orleans street music for two decades. High energy, funk-filled performances live up to their motto ‘We brass hard’, and have earned a global reputation and Grammy nomination. Expect original grooves to get you on your feet and iconic covers fresh from the USA.

Family Events & Workshops See pages 10-11 for details of today’s events: David Gibb, Indo-Jazz, Percussion of the World & free craft session

A double bill of emerging talent from last year’s Free Stage line-up. Jamie Cullum, Michael Ball and Jazz FM tell us to expect great things from singer-songwriter Sarah Munro who’ll be performing original songs from her debut album. Mode9 serve up a tasty fusion of neo-soul, slick jazz and just a hint of funk.

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The Big Top £36 £34 £24 plus transaction fee* Ranked among the most successful UK solo artists, Paul Carrack is the stunning soulful voice behind many significant British pop songs of the past few decades such as How Long and Over My Shoulder (as part of Mike and the Mechanics). His latest hit Sweet Soul Legacy from his acclaimed Soul Shadows album features a handpicked string and horn section.

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Denys Baptiste presents The Late Trane PizzaExpress Live Arena £16 plus transaction fee*

An exclusive masterclass with three members of the awardwinning Snarky Puppy, including bandleader and bassist Michael League. Hear first hand about the songwriting process accompanied by live demos, how they work as a collective and how they have built a global following from the ground up.

Marking 50 years since John Coltrane departed this world, saxophonist Denys Baptiste has assembled a stellar team of British jazz musicians to pay tribute, including Nikki Yeoh, Gary Crosby and Rod Youngs. Focussing on his midcareer music from the mid to late 1960s, this music is rarely performed and includes little-known melodies as well as the game-changing A Love Supreme.

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Concert for Schools

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PizzaExpress Live Arena £1 per pupil Suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils Introduce your pupils to the thrill of live jazz at our first Jazz Concert for Schools. For many pupils, this engaging, exciting and interactive concert will almost certainly be their first experience of live jazz. Programmed specifically for Key Stage 2 pupils, this event will feature performances from artists at the Festival who have a passion for entertaining and inspiring young audiences.

8.30–10pm

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Gregory Porter The Big Top £56 £54 £30 plus transaction fee* Cheltenham audiences have fallen in love with Grammy Award-winning Gregory Porter in recent years and the Festival is proud to have played its part in the rise of this jazz vocal master. With one of the most distinctive voices of his generation, his rich, soulful vocals and heartfelt performance will be the perfect way to round off the Festival.

Friday 28 April 1.45–2.45pm Panel Event 3–4pm Rehearsal

Behind the Scenes at Friday Night is Music Night PizzaExpress Live Arena £25 per group booking Years 9–13 This interactive event is devised specifically for young people keen to find out more about careers in the music industry. Anthony Cherry, producer of BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night, and other key professionals involved in the show, will share their experiences of getting into and working in the music industry. Students will then have exclusive access to the show’s rehearsal to see the professionals in action.

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April 10.30am–1pm

Jazz It Up: Schools Free Stage £25 per band Why not give your school’s jazz band the chance to perform at this internationally-renowned Jazz Festival? On weekend mornings our Free Stage belongs entirely to young musicians from Gloucestershire secondary schools, giving them the chance to perform in front of a large and appreciative audience – not to mention the occasional jazz legend!

Monday 1 May, 10.30am–1pm

Jazz It Up: Gloucestershire Jazz Live Free Stage FREE A dazzling showcase from youth and adult jazz ensembles from across the county, featuring special guest Guy Barker. Jazz It Up is supported by

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