JAZZ man Gregory Porter will headline a night of music at Blenheim Palace this summer.

The American star will appear as part of the Nocturne Live festival atthe Woodstock stately home in a triple bill alongside sing-songwriter Emeli Sandé and Lighthouse Family’s Tunde Baiyewu.

The musicians will play the Great Court of the palace on Friday, June 16.

They will be joined at the five-day festival by Lionel Richie, who will play on June 14 and 15; and Pete Tong’s Ibiza Classics featuring Jules Buckley and The Essential Orchestra on June 17.

One further day’s line up is yet to be announced.

Double Grammy-winning star vocalist Porter will be making his second visit to Blenheim, having performed in 2017 in support of Van Morrison.

Since the release of his globally acclaimed 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Porter has cemented his reputation as one of the all-time great jazz singers.

He said: “I have many wonderful memories of performing at Blenheim Palace and I’m looking forward to returning this summer to perform alongside the inimitable voices of Emeli Sandé and Tunde.

“I hope my friends and fans in the UK can join us for what I’m sure will be a beautiful celebration of music.”

Sande rose to fame in the UK following the release of a series of chart-topping singles including Clown, Read All About It, Heaven and Next To Me.

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Her debut long player Our Version of Events spent 10 weeks at the top of the album chart and became the best-selling album of the year. She performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics and followed up, last year, with acclaimed new album Let’s Say For Instance.

Baiyewu formed Lighthouse Family with Paul Tucker in 1993 and the duo went on to pen a series of hit singles including Ocean Drive, Lifted and High, selling over 15 million albums along the way.

Tunde went on to release two acclaimed solo albums before Lighthouse Family reformed in 2019 for the release of their first album in 18 years, Blue Sky in Your Head.

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Tickets for the Gregory Porter, Emeli Sandé and Tunde triple bill start at £45 and go on sale at 9am this Friday, January 27.

Tickets, along with a limited number of VIP packages – which provide an exclusive opportunity to dine in the State Rooms of Blenheim Palace – are available from from nocturnelive.com