Jazz gig of the week: Cheltenham Jazz Festival, various venues


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Dionne Warwick and the young Swedish-born singer Emilia Martensson open this year's Cheltenham gathering, which rivals the London Jazz Festival as the major event in the UK's jazz calendar.

Friday's line-up includes cool songstress Madeleine Peyroux, rising star Laura Mvula and the acclaimed Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset.

Over the weekend, Ravi Coltrane and star vocalist Gregory Porter are among the picks – Porter delivers a talk on Finding Your Voice on 5 May – and closing highlights include Gary Burton, a tasty pairing of Polar Bear and Roller Trio, and Van the Man to finish.

0844 880 8094; cheltenhamfestivals.com, Wednesday to 5 May