JAMIE CULLUM: SOLO will be broadcast live from Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Sunday May 1st, 8.30pm.
The concert will be broadcast live to over 40 cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland. Tickets are available from individual cinemas. A full list of participating cinemas will be regularly updated at cheltenhamfestivals.com/livebroadcast
“One of the things I love about Cheltenham is that they’re always trying something new, and I’m really excited about playing to audiences across the country with this simulcast gig. It’ll give people a chance to experience some of the festival’s vibe wherever they are, and hopefully encourage a few to come along next year to see more of the whole thing!”
“We are really excited to offer the first ever live cinema broadcast of Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The Festival has a reputation for showcasing cutting edge music, and it is incredibly exciting to be taking this concert nationwide through simulcast technology. Jamie Cullum is our Guest Director and a huge Cheltenham fan - his one off solo concert is the perfect event to show just how exciting, inspiring and uplifting jazz can be. I can't wait to see thousands of people across the country enjoying the Cheltenham buzz - live from their local cinema.”
Ian George, Executive Director of Cheltenham Jazz Festival
“It’s great to be working with Cheltenham Jazz festival and Jamie Cullum on bringing live jazz to cinema audiences across the country. Over the last few years Picturehouse Entertainment have become adept at distributing live Opera, Theatre and Ballet, and it’s great to now add an artist of Jamie’s calibre to the portfolio.”
Marc Allenby, Head of Commercial Development, Picturehouse Entertainment
The 2011 Cheltenham Jazz Festival brings a fantastic range of world-class musical talent to the regency town. Packed with superstar performers, jazz legends, contemporary musicians and a feast of family fun for all ages, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival is one of the most diverse and forward thinking festivals in the country. This year, the festival offers the perfect bank holiday escape as it celebrates the Royal Wedding with a whole day of ‘Best of British’ themed outdoor fun featuring a broadcast of the wedding itself, free entertainment throughout the day and a very special Jazz Royalty edition of the BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night presented by Sir Michael Parkinson.
With Jamie Cullum returning in his role as Guest Director, the line-up includes something for every musical tastes with established international stars such as Pharoah Sanders, Dame Cleo Laine, Tord Gustavsen and Dave Holland; modern home-grown talents like Kit Downes, Portico Quartet, Django Bates, Phronesis and Denys Baptiste; incredible vocals from Susanna, Andreya Triana, Liane Carroll, Gwyneth Herbert; and eclectic modern sounds from Roots Manuva, Bonobo and the return of acclaimed UK electronica duo Lamb.
Tickets for the festival and a full programme of events are available from the CF Box Office on 01242 505 444, or at cheltenhamfestivals.com