Stepping into the spotlight in Jools's cercle de reves this week are Christine and the Queens, Kamasi Washington, James, St Vincent, Daniel Caesar and Daniel Blumberg.
Stepping back into the spotlight in Jools's cercle de reves is the queen of fancy footwork and French pop powerhouse Heloise Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, to perform her new single Girlfriend, an 80s-inspired funk jam from her much-anticipated second album.
Making his debut on the show is jazz saxophonist and band leader Kamasi Washington, who has played with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Herbie Hancock, and whose thrilling melodic take on funk, hip-hop and even movie soundtracks with an early 70s vibe is the talk of the town. Kamasi previews tracks from his upcoming double album Heaven & Earth.
Hot on the success of their last album, James bounce back with songs from their upcoming fifteenth studio album Living in Extraordinary Times, a decade on from their last appearance on the show and fresh from a short tour of the UK.
Grammy Award-winning Texan multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, aka St Vincent, follows up the piano-led preview of her fifth studio album Masseduction by strapping on her guitar, summoning her band and rocking out on the title track and Slow Disco.
And make way for a double debut of Daniels this week as we welcome Canadian Grammy-nominated R&B soul singer Daniel Caesar with his debut album Freudian, featuring Californian singer H.E.R., who joins him for their track Best Part, and British singer-songwriter Daniel Blumberg, a veteran of Cajun Dance Party and Yuck, whose combination of melodic songwriting in an improvised setting has grown out of sessions in east London's Cafe Oto, and who performs at the piano accompanied by violin and double bass on a couple of songs from his acclaimed debut album Minus.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Director||Janet Fraser Crook|
|Series Producer||Alison Howe|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Performer||Christine and the Queens|