Music

Want proof that festivals are more than music in a muddy field? Look no further than the rise of the jazz festival. Jay Z. Kendrick Lamar. Kanye West. Beyoncé. You’d be forgiven for not immediately thinking ‘jazz’ when faced with the above names. But each has played a huge role in the rise of jazz festivals around the UK, Europe and the USA. From Jay and Bey’s collaboration on The Great Gatsby soundtrack in 2013 to Lamar’s use of scat with more traditional rap themes on 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly, jazz has never been more entwined in modern mainstream music....