Jazz @ Home

Cheltenham Jazz Festival @ Home - 9 May

We’re delighted to announce Cheltenham Jazz Festival @ Home, a one-day, non-stop stream of jazz on our YouTube channel featuring some of the biggest names and best up-and-coming talent in jazz. After our stream has ended, the party will continue on BBC Radio 2 with famous festival sets from Jamie Cullum and Randy Crawford.

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Check out the full lineup below:

Rosie Tee

3pm

Rosie Tee is a Birmingham local known for her textural, atmospheric blend of electronica and jazz, grounded by alt-pop sensibilities. With a sound dubbed ‘poised & elegant’ by BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson, her contemporary approach to songwriting fluctuates between classical orchestration, jazz-infused grooves and electronic samples.


Amahla

3:15pm

A new name for British soul, Amahla has garnered over 1 million streams, sold out two headline shows and received widespread critical acclaim for her distinctive voice and powerful songwriting. Fresh off performances at The Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s, she now storms the Cheltenham’s virtual stage.


Tony Allen tribute by Dele Sosimi

3:30pm

Long time Tony Allen collaborator and member of Femi Kuti’s backing band Positive Force, Dele Sosimi pays tribute to the Afrobeat pioneer who sadly passed away suddenly last Thursday. Tony was due to play at the festival today and it is with much sadness that we pay our respects through our virtual festival.


Roachford

3:45pm

One of the most compelling and consistent pop and soul artists the UK has produced now finding renewed success with current single High on Love the 3rd most played record on Radio 2 in April brings three tracks recorded from home in lockdown.


The Best of Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Henry Westons Sessions

4pm

Catch a compilation of some of our favourite Henry Westons Sessions from over the years.


Chris Mapp / Stillefelt

4:30pm

Usually performing with his trio Stillefelt, Chris Mapp performs solo this afternoon with an astonishing and beautiful set of improvised bass playing and undulating electronic soundscapes.


Laura Jurd / Dinosaur

4:45pm

Mercury-nominated trumpeter Laura Jurd presents a world premiere of a new live video recording of her British jazz super-group Dinosaur. Featuring some of the finest UK jazz musicians, they explore Laura’s distinctive yet ever-evolving music with playful abandon and technical prowess.


The Best of Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Henry Westons Sessions

5pm

Catch a compilation of some of our favourite Henry Westons Sessions from over the years.


Imelda May

5:30pm

Performing from home, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Imelda May will perform Otis Redding and Bill Withers covers alongside her own material around the kitchen table with guitarist Niall McNamee.


The Best of Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Henry Westons Sessions

6pm

Catch a compilation of some of our favourite Henry Westons Sessions from over the years.


Nitin Sawhney

6:30pm

One of the most distinctive and versatile musical voices of his generation, cultural pioneer Nitin Sawhney brings a set of acoustic piano tracks to the festival.


The Best of Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s Henry Westons Sessions

7pm

Catch a compilation of some of our favourite Henry Westons Sessions from over the years.


The TC Quartet ft Denny Ilett

7:30pm

Astonishing New Orleans based vocalist Tricia Boutté teams up remotely with guitarist Denny Ilett, bassist Sebastian Girardot and Adrian Cox on clarinet to bring a unique collaborative lockdown performance.


Electric Lady Big Band

7:45pm

It was quite a feat to bring 16 of the UK’s leading jazz musicians together from their homes for this incredible performance of Denny Ilett‘s big band arrangements of Jimi Hendrix’s 1968 masterpiece Electric Ladyland but it has been achieved for this explosive @Home finale.



From 8pm the show continues on BBC Radio 2.

Jamie Cullum

8pm

A special show presented by Jamie Cullum with highlights from the past 10 years of Cheltenham Jazz Festival.


Randy Crawford from Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2018

9pm

Tune in for another chance to hear Randy Crawford‘s memorable Cheltenham Jazz Festival concert, introduced by Jo Whiley.