On Wednesday 30 April 2008 Van Morrison comes to the HSBC Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2008 to headline a programme which showcases the very best in international performers and world class music. We are thrilled that this truly unique artist joins the Festival for the launch of his new album 'Keep It Simple'.
Since bursting onto the music scene some 40 years ago Van Morrison has continued to delight audiences young and old with his trademark blend of blues, gospel and soul all performed with his special Celtic twist. From his seminal hit Gloria through to modern classics Brown Eyed Girl and Moondance ‘Van the Man’ brings an unrivalled back catalogue to the Cheltenham stage. With jazz at the very heart of Van’s music, this concert offers an unmissable addition to the Festival line-up.
Jazz Festival Organiser Sophie Winstanley is delighted to welcome this internationally acclaimed artist;
‘We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Van to Cheltenham. The Festival really has gone from strength to strength and justly earned its reputation as the UK’s finest jazz festival. Van Morrison really is a living legend and it’s great that Cheltenham can welcome such international stars.
This is just the tip of this year’s stellar line-up of top class performances - so look out for more big name acts to be announced soon.’
Due to expected high demand for this sensational concert we are offering advanced booking from 10am on Friday 22 February ahead of the full Jazz Festival programme. This follows last week’s announcement of jazz diva Eartha Kitt’s opening night performance at the Festival. Tickets for Eartha Kitt are also available now for advance booking.