\\ We’re hosting ‘Future of Jazz’ with Kamasi Washington at Love Supreme Festival
We’ve been keeping a secret from you; we’re hosting a Future of Jazz panel at Love Supreme festival this weekend, which will feature saxophonists Camilla George, Kamasi Washington and a surprise special guest. We’ll be exploring how London, LA and NYC took the lead in setting a high standard for the new wave of genre-crossing Jazz. Looking at the current scene, how possible is it to predict where the sound is going? JS Founder Tina Edwards will be asking Kamasi, Camilla and a surprise guest some head-scratching questions in front of a live audience at 2PM on Sunday, but make sure to rock up for the entire weekend. The line up is ridiculous…
Now in its fifth year, Love Supreme has established itself as the must-go-to festival for anyone following the new wave. BADBADNOTGOOD, Christian Scott, The Comet Is Coming and Jordan Rakei feature on a progressive line-up that highlights the strength of the scene. They’ll be rubbing shoulders with legends like Herbie Hancock; the keys player who called Miles Davis a friend and bandmate. Despite nearing his 80s, Hancock announced last year that he’s currently working on a new album with hip hop beat-maker Flying Lotus, featuring Thundercat on bass. Heavy.
Sons of Kemet are expected to be a highlight of the weekend, featuring Shabaka Hutchings on saxophone. With a sound that nestles ambiguously between jazz, afro-beat, and punk rock, the set promises to get people throwing moves to a beat provided by two drummers and a tuba. For those feeling a more Spiritual influence, Hutchings is also performing with Shabaka and the Ancestors and The Comet is Coming. Another predicted highlight will be West Coast Get Down double bassist Miles Mosley, who is set to perform tracks from his debut album Uprising. The Tru Thoughts Disco will satisfy anyone looking for good selections. Just don’t party so hard you sleep past our 2pm hang.
P.S We’re not with the deck chair brigade. You may enjoy our drinking game.
JS | Gail Tasker