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PURE GUESSWORK: Love Supreme Festival (First programme announcement due 11th Feb 9am, Festival July 1-3)

Love Supreme Festival is due to make the first announcenent of headliners this Thursday February 11th at 9am. In the meantime, the festival has been tantalising its mailing list members with what that announcement might contain. Indeed, the picture above goes by the document name of “website tease.” 

The email promises:  

“We set ourselves the challenge to outdo what has come before…..  A big line up for this summer….Music legends, jazz and soul superstars, the hottest newcomers to the scene and a few leftfield choices….We may even be announcing a UK exclusive collaboration between some legendary jazz artists…More announcements to come.”

Without any prior knowledge whatsoever, and with just as much chance of getting it wrong as getting it right….. we started to wonder, and also to enter into the spirit. The Copenhagen Jazz Festival, at the same time, is still in the middle of its Winter Jazz offering, and has not yet announced its headliners, so no clues there…However, interestingly, two major US artists have been booked into quite small London venues around the time of the festival. So in the spirit of the tease, they are:

 1. A guitarist called Patrick born in 1954 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, who is at Ronnie Scott’s 29 June- 2 July (LINK)

2.  A pianist called Armando born in 1941 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, who is at the Wigmore Hall on 8th July (LINK)

All will become clearer on Thursday morning…

 LINK: Love Supreme Festival Website

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