7 March 2014

Soul Legend Roberta Flack To Headline Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Roberta Flack To Headline Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Roberta Flack To Headline Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Making her first trip to the UK since 2006, four-time Grammy-winning soul star Roberta Flack has been added to the bill for this year's Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Joining an already star-studded lineup that features the likes of Jamie Cullum, Laura Mvula, Jools Holland and Gregory Porter, Flack will draw on an incredible back catalogue of music that includes massive radio and chart hits such as “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", “Killing Me Softly With His Song" and “Feel Like Making Love".

Widely considered to be one of the preeminent vocalists of her generation, Flack has received worldwide critical acclaim for her singing and peerless musicianship and is an exciting addition to the Festival's programme. 

Festival Director Ian George:

That Roberta Flack is flying over from America to perform at Cheltenham Jazz Festival is a real coup for the town. We always try to programme global megastars and anyone who went to last year’s Dionne Warwick gig can testify how incredible it is to hear such a legend performing in the Festival’s own Big Top. Roberta’s show will bring even more star quality to an already stellar line-up”.

Flack will perform in the Big Top on Saturday May 3rd at 9pm.

Due to phenomenal demand, Jamie Cullum will perform an additional show on the opening day of the festival. Showcasing brand new material from his forthcoming new album, Cullum will be backed by an 11-piece big band. 

Tickets for Roberta Flack and Jamie Cullum are available from £30 at or on 08448808094. Tickets go on sale to members on Monday March 10th at midday and then to the general public on Tuesday March 11th.
The 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival takes place from Wednesday April 30th to Monday May 5th and is hosted in a tented festival village in Cheltenham’s Montpellier Gardens.

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