Multi-grammy-winning Soul Legend Roberta Flack To Headline Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014


Multi-grammy-winning Soul Legend Roberta Flack To Headline Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014

Making her first trip to the UK since 2006, four-time Grammy-winning soul star Roberta Flack has been added to the bill for this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Joining an already star-studded lineup that features the likes of Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Jools Holland and Gregory Porter, Flack will draw on an incredible back catalogue of music that includes massive radio and chart hits such as "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Killing Me Softly With His Song" and "Feel Like Making Love".

Widely considered to be one of the preeminent vocalists of her generation, Flack has received worldwide critical acclaim for her singing and peerless musicianship and is an exciting addition to the Festival's programme.

Festival Director Ian George:
"That Roberta Flack is flying over from America to perform at Cheltenham Jazz Festival is a real coup for the town. We always try to programme global megastars and anyone who went to last year's Dionne Warwick gig can testify how incredible it is to hear such a legend performing in the Festival's own Big Top. Roberta's show will bring even more star quality to an already stellar line-up".
Flack will perform in the Big Top on Saturday May 3rd at 9pm.

Due to phenomenal demand, Jamie Cullum will perform an additional show on the opening day of the festival. Showcasing brand new material from his forthcoming new album, Cullum will be backed by an 11-piece big band.

Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2014 - Full Programme
April 30th
Jamie Cullum
The Big Top
9pm
Jason Rebello
The Daffodil
9.15pm
May 1st
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
The Jazz Arena
7pm
Judith Owen
The Daffodil
9.15pm
Laura Mvula
The Big Top
8.30pm
May 2nd
ESKA with special guest Laura Mvula
The Jazz Arena
6.30pm
Julian Siegel Quartet
The Playhouse
8pm
Friday Night Is Music Night - Hoods, Horns & Hooch
The Big Top
8pm
Hailey Tuck
The Daffodil
9.15pm
May 3rd
Anthony Marsden
Hotel Du Vin
12pm
Paul Dunmall Sextet
The Playhouse
12.15pm
Nick Mulvey
The Jazz Arena
12.30pm
Loose Tubes
The Big Top
2pm
Denys Baptiste - Now is the Time...
Town Hall
3.45pm
Tigran
The Jazz Arena
4.15pm
Michael Wollny Trio
The Playhouse
6pm
Robert Cray
The Big Top
5.30pm
Kurt Elling Quartet
Town Hall
7pm
Tinariwen
The Jazz Arena
7.15pm
Roberta Flack
The Big Top
9pm

The Speakeasy
The Daffodil
10.30pm - 2am
The Edge Project
The Playhouse
10pm
Gilles Peterson and Snarky Puppy
Town Hall
10.30pm
May 4th 
Trondheim Jazz Exchange
Parabola Arts Centre
11.45am
Sunday Lunch with Laithwaite's Wine and Nearly Hot Club Four
The Daffodil
Bar open 11.30am
Lunch served 12.30pm
Ambrose Akinmusire Quintet
The Jazz Arena
1.15pm
Jake Isaac and Lake Street Dive
The Big Top
2.30pm
Iain Ballamy's Anorak XL
Parabola Arts Centre
3pm
Liane Carroll Trio
The Jazz Arena
4.15pm
Billy Cobham at 70
The Big Top
5.45pm
Dan Nicholls' Strobes + ByramArt
Parabola Arts Centre
6pm
Sinatra Sings Sinatra
The Jazz Arena
7.15pm
Gregory Porter and Blue Note Guests
The Big Top
9pm
Thomas StrØnen's Time Is A Blind Guide
Parabola Arts Centre
9pm
May 5th
Family Show: Jazz All Stars ft . Natalie Williams
The Jazz Arena
11am
London Afrobeat Collective
The Big Top
1pm
Fringe Showcase: Jo Silver and the Café Bohemia & The Indigo Kings
The Jazz Arena
2.30pm
Curtis Stigers
The Big Top
4.15pm
Get The Blessing and Kairos 4Tet
The Jazz Arena
6.45pm
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra featuring Gregory Porter and guests
The Big Top
8.15pm




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