Cheltenham Jazz Festival (May 1-6) artists announced

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival (May 1-6) has announced part of its programme today. (FOLLOW THIS LINK) . Full programme will be out on Feb 11th:

– Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane will present music from Spirit Fiction (Blue Note). His quintet has Ralph Alessi, David Virelles, Drew Gress and Eric McPherson.

– BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night will celebrate Georgie Fame at 70 – with the Guy Barker Big band, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Georgie and guests.

Dave Douglas and his quintet will perform material from his album Be Still, dedicated to the memory of his mother – guest vocalist Heather Masse.

– Mike Gibbs, with a 12-piece ensemble led by keyboardist Hans Koller.

Mike Stern with Bill Evans (saxophone), Dave Weckl (drums) and Tom Kennedy (bass)

Gary Burton‘s group with guitarist  Julian Lage,  Jorge Roeder (bass)and Antonio Sanchez (drums).

– The Anglo-Norwegian goup Edition Records Quartet: Dave Stapleton, Neil Yates, Marius Neset and Daniel Herskedal.

– A double bill of Roller Trio and Polar Bear.

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