Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Line Up for Sunday 9th July

Mostly Jazz - Chaka Khan

CHAKA KHAN

Chaka Khan is a true Renaissance Woman. A singer, songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur, activist and mother, Chaka is an international music icon who has influenced multiple generations of artists and continues to do so. From the moment she burst onto… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Crazy P

CRAZY P (LIVE)

Seven albums, a career spanning 20 years and yet Crazy P remain stronger and more relevant than ever. Funny how the tides of time turn, and how the sounds of a typically British type of house and disco are now more du jour then… Read more

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THE COMET IS COMING

The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse. In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will Chart the new frontier? In a warehouse somewhere in london 2013 a meeting would take place… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Harleighblu

HARLEIGHBLU

Combining a classic yet truly distinctive soul voice with a love of bass and eclectic future beats, each new release from Harleighblu is a revelation. Signed to Tru Thoughts – a match made in musical heaven – Harleighblu has been likened to Erykah Badu… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Resolution 88

RESOLUTION 88

    Resolution 88 was started in 2012 as an original funk jazz project. Tom O’Grady, the keyboard player and MD, was inspired by Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters and more recent ground-breaking artists such as Kaidi Tatham. Resolution 88’s music is based around… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Jonathan Silk

JONATHAN SILK BIG BAND

Drummer and composer Jonathan Silk – dubbed ‘One To Watch’ by Jazzwise magazine – leads his dynamic big band. His original compositions draw on strong influences from mentors and world renowned composers Maria Schneider and Vince Mendoza, along with contemporary New York improvisors Jim Black and David Binney. Playing music from Jonathan’s… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Three Step Manoeurve

THREE STEP MANOEUVRE

Three Step Manoeuvre  came together through a shared love of the classic organ trio line-up, and the music of funk pioneers like James Brown and The Meters, jazz legends such as Jimmy Smith and John Scofield, and modern groups including Lettuce and Soulive. They… Read more

Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul - Jay Phelps

JAY PHELPS QUARTET

JPQ is led by Led by co-founder  and former Empirical trumpeter Jay Phelps. Phelps’ music is a journey through an array of many styles and temperaments, with a strong sense of what is contemporary in Jazz today. Jay Phelps has spent the last 2… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Taupe

TAUPE

Taupe are a Newcastle upon Tyne based trio specialising in razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory improvisation and raw, high energy live performance. The group’s sound is built of influences drawing from free jazz and math metal to hip-hop grooves and post-bop, with a healthy dollop… Read more

Mostly Jazz - Hans Prya

HANS PRYA

Hans Prya is an 8-piece genre-hopping future-groove band featuring musicians from across the UK. Formed in 2014, the band’s core members met during an artist residency at Band On The Wall in Manchester. Their first release [a 4-part live video series] features re-arranged songs… Read more

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DELTA AUTUMN

∆utumn, the self-titled debut EP from rising live UK act Delta ∆utumn released by Flood Studio, is available now on iTunes and streaming platforms. Smashing hip hop, glitch, pop, rock, jazz and electroacoustic compositional techniques together to create a sound that sits somewhere between James Blake,… Read more

LEKAN BABALOLA’S SACRED FUNK PROJECT

Twice Grammy award winning Nigerian percussionist, Lekan Babalola, is well known for his innovative musical style, using his native Yoruba tongue infused with traditional music, Afrobeat and funky dance overtones. Awarded his first Grammy in 2006 for performances on the late Ali Farka Toure’s… Read more

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JAZZLINES ENSEMBLE

The Jazzlines Ensembles are made up of talented young jazz musicians from the West Midlands who take part in regular workshops and masterclasses at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Jazzlines department’s Talent Development programme. They learn new tunes by ear, developing their ensemble playing… Read more