The much-garlanded US soul songstress, ANITA BAKER, has disclosed that her appearance at East Sussex’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival on Saturday July 4th will be her last ever in the UK.
The eight-time Grammy winner, who rose to fame with her ‘Rapture’ album in 1986, announced her decision to retire as a performer last year. She hasn’t been seen on a UK stage for 13 years but joins Love Supreme alongside several big name R&B and jazz acts – among them multi-million-selling R&B outfit TLC, who come to the UK to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal album CrazySexyCool; ‘70s soul stars The Isley Brothers, who return to the UK for the first time in over 10 years; Brazilian bossa nova legend Sergio Mendes, who performs his only UK festival show of the year; and master US saxophonist Charles Lloyd, who makes his debut at the festival with his Kindred Spirits group.
“I’m so happy to be returning to the UK after all this time,” said Baker ahead of her UK swansong. “I have such fond memories of playing at the Royal Albert Hall all those years ago and it’s going to be a magical experience reconnecting with my UK fans and doing it all again one last time at Love Supreme this summer!”
With its picturesque setting at Glynde Place in the heart of the East Sussex South Downs, Love Supreme has been running for eight years and in that time has become Europe’s biggest outdoor jazz festival.
The festival runs from Friday 3rd through to Sunday 5th July 2020. Tickets start at £54 and are available from www.lovesupremefestival.com.