The Cheltenham Jazz Festival is back with an exciting lineup that promises to deliver unforgettable musical adventures. Ian George, the festival’s Head of Programming, has handpicked some hidden gems in this year’s program that are sure to impress. Tickets are still available for these shows, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience some incredible talent.

One of the highlights is Nadine Shah, a singer-songwriter who has garnered praise from music insiders for her unique style. With influences ranging from post-punk to jazz and funk, Nadine’s latest album, “Filthy Underneath,” is a must-listen for music lovers. Catch her live at the festival for a truly unforgettable performance.

Next up is corto.alto, a band led by producer and multi-instrumentalist Liam Shortall. Their debut album, “Bad With Names,” combines electronica, drum & bass, hip-hop, and jazz for a one-of-a-kind sound. Featuring talented musicians like Graham Costello and Fergus McCreadie, corto.alto promises a show filled with crunchy, joyful music that will leave you wanting more.

Zara McFarlane will be presenting the music of legendary vocalist Sarah Vaughan in a special tribute show. Known for her iconic interpretations of jazz classics, Vaughan remains one of the greatest vocalists of the twentieth century. McFarlane, a MOBO award-winning jazz artist, will bring her own unique style to Vaughan’s timeless songs, creating a truly magical musical experience.

Lastly, don’t miss Lakecia Benjamin, a saxophonist whose impressive resume includes collaborations with music icons like Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder. Benjamin’s latest album, “Phoenix,” is a testament to her resilience and talent, and her performance at the festival is sure to be a highlight. This will be Benjamin’s first show at Cheltenham, so be sure to witness her incredible artistry firsthand.

For more information and to book your tickets, visit the Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s official website. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience world-class jazz performances in a unique and vibrant setting.

Recommended Posts