It wasn’t just the weather that was too darn hot at the Love Supreme Festival this year...
The vibe...The Stages...The talent...The weather...
This year’s Love Supreme Festival was an absolute triumph and it was a privilege to be there representing the Jen&Sooz Jazz Show at Meridian FM.
With this celebration of jazz, soul and funk on our Sussex doorstep, the Festival remains close to our hearts. Attending for the third time running, we’ve seen attendance grow beyond 25,000, acts and g
enres expanded, and the atmosphere and vibe hit top levels of excitement and passion.
Headlined by music stalwarts Elvis Costello, Level 42 and Earth Wind and Fire; acts ranged from pop and soul through to jazz and funk. We were entertained by performances as varied as Steve Winwood and Tom Misch; Mavis Staples and the James Taylor Quartet.
Staying true to our roots, we sought out and successfully interviewed some of the biggest names in jazz, both established and new. Imagine our delight to have interviewed none other than Lalah Hathaway, Ian Shaw, Hailey Tuck, James Taylor, Jazz FM vocalist of the year Zara Mcfarlane and the sensational saxophonist Denys Baptiste. Talking to these world-renowned jazz talents about their latest albums, next tours and gigs, was incredible for the profile of our Jazz Show as well as a personal experience to be treasured.
So what’s next for the Jen&Sooz Show? As a community radio show we’ll continue to take every opportunity to cover local jazz events like the Love Supreme Festival. But maybe we’ll spread our wings and get further afield, bringing coverage and interviews with jazz, soul and funk talent up and down the country at Festivals including the North Sea Jazz Festival and the St Lucia Jazz Festival which is growing in reputation to our committed audience of like-minded jazz enthusiasts.
Want to see more of Jen&Sooz? Join us on 26th September as we launch our exciting new monthly Jazz Club in Kennington, London at the Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Venue https://www.toulouselautrec.co.uk Set to run on the last Wednesday of every month.