SATURDAY 28 AUGUST
CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ FUNK
An all - day festival event celebrating the best of British Jazz Funk, Soul, Contemporary, Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz.
INCOGNITO, COURTNEY PINE, MF ROBOTS, SNOWBOY & THE LATIN SECTION + SPECIAL GUESTS + DJ
This special afternoon and evening event provides the wonderful opportunity to see a highly respected and acclaimed British line – up on one day. Incognito one of the giants of Acid Jazz & Funk headline the day and is led by Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick is one of the great stories of UK music - their uniquely British sound has endured as a global phenomenon for almost four decades.
You can expect to hear Incognito’s hit’s such as ‘Always There’, ‘Don’t You Worry ’Bout a Thing’ and ‘Still a Friend of Mine’ and a whole raft of the bands extensive previous and more up to date repertoire.
British Legendary Jazz saxophonist Courtney Pine performs with his incredibly band ‘House Of Legends’.
In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted and some 20 plus years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music) he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards.
Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens (saxophone) of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots.
MF Robots combines the talents of Brand New Heavies founder, drummer and main songwriter, Jan Kincaid with vocalist and fellow ‘Heavy’, Dawn Joseph, who has sung backing vocals for everyone from Rod Stewart to Phil Collins, Michael Buble to Craig David.
Together the duo aims to create a brand - new sound that draws inspiration from across the spectrum of musical styles and influences. “We want to provide a little escapism for the soul,” explains Jan Kincaid. “Providing exciting energy and music that is both current and able to stand the test of time.”
Snowboy & The Latin Section are Europe’s leading Afro Cuban Jazz group. From their debut release in 1985, they have released 16 albums and played concerts and festivals in over 22 countries, from Holland to Australia, from Japan to Scotland.
Their music draws on Salsa, Mambo and Latin Jazz, and captures the block party feel of 1970’s New York, inspired, as ever, by the greats such as Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente.
Their latest album ‘New York Afternoon’ reached Number 1 in the Latin Jazz chart and Number 6 in the Jazz chart on Amazon. It was the Number 1 Salsa album on the Colombian radio station ‘Salsa Exitos Del Mundo’ for two weeks.