full line-up for Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017

Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Chick Corea, Ben Folds, Gregory Porter, & many more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Fri 10th Feb 2017

Laura Mvula

Wednesday 26th April to Monday 1st May 2017
Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2AE, England MAP
from £10 to £75 depending on the event
Daily capacity: 3,000
Last updated: Fri 10th Feb 2017

The full line-up for the Cheltenham Jazz Festival has been announced today, and includes acts such as Gregory PorterLaura MvulaJack SavorettiWill Young, and many more.

Amongst the highlights is a solo set from cult alt-rock pianist and singer Ben Folds that will include a special, one-off collaboration with the festival's Artistic Curator Jamie Cullum, and there's slightly bonkers keyboard icon Rick Wakeman with his specially reunited Green Dolphin Trio showcasing material from his solo piano album Piano Portraits.

There's Mica Paris, performing from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook with an eight-piece ensemble. and the bill also includes Chick Corea, multi-award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, Snarky Puppy, Benin-born guitarist Lionel Loueke, Grammy-Award-winning drummer Steve Gadd, a 30th anniversary performance from Australian cult improvisers The Necks, Booker T. Jones, and Chris Potter.

For the dates and details of everything on offer please see here.

It takes place between Wednesday 26th April to Monday 1st May 2017 in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire in a tented festival village in Cheltenham's Montpellier Gardens, and features a Big Top stage, Pizza Express Live Arena, food stalls, an on-site record shop, and the Family Tent with Town Hall, Cheltenham Ladies' College Parabola Arts Centre, Hotel du Vin and Daffodil venues all within short walking distance of the stylish spa town's centre.


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