Living legends

From blues (Buddy Guy) to pop (Tom Jones) and soul (Mavis Staples), the festival has once again managed to attract genuine legends this year.

There is also the return of a pure jazzman, in the guise of Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek, whose last festival appearance dates back to 1979. In addition, there are performances by the brothers Wynton (also back for the first time in years) and Branford Marsalis, who equally deserve to be included in the list of jazz legends, as do guitarists Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin; finally seen again this year with his band Shakti, along with pianists Kenny Barron and Abdullah Ibrahim. And trumpetist Charles Tolliver who will perform the sensational Africa/Brass with the New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra.