In recent years there has been an explosion of jazz acts coming through to the mainstream, and the genre is legitimately one of the most fertile and prolific in today’s UK music scene. I for one know that even outside of London, in places such as Sheffield, jazz is flourishing and garnering a lot of support. From sax player Kamasi Washington’s work with Kendrick Lamar, to the Mercury-Prize nomination of Brit jazz quartet Dinosaur, jazz is suddenly everywhere. A couple of weeks ago, many tuned in to the coverage of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, while in London, hundreds queued up at the Roundhouse in Camden, which was hosting the first ever one-day Love Supreme event (a prequel to the full Love Supreme festival taking place in Sussex at the end of June). I was lucky enough to be in attendance. This was a day of idyllic grooves and a celebration of the breadth of talent in contemporary jazz from across the globe, with familiar names such as Cory Henry playing alongside fresh, newly-formed jazz outfits.