4 July 2011
What a weekend! We hope you all had an amazing time. We would like to that everyone that made this year’s festival happen! There will be more of a roundup soon, but in the mean time, here’s some pictures courtesy of Katchooo.
Spontaneous hula hooping broke out at the front for Dele Sosimi.
Tasty treats from the Boutique Baking Co. went down very well with a spot of tea.
Brassroots wow the crowd with covers such as Karma Police and Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).
1 July 2011
The second Mostly Jazz festival kicks off today! We hope you can join us for what promises to be a sunny weekend of jazz, funk and soul from the likes of Booker T, Matthew Herbert Big Band, The Cinematic Orchestra, Dele Sosimi, Pigbag, Gilles Peterson and many many more!
We are stopping online and Ticketsellers sales at 10am this morning. From then on you can buy tickets on the door or through our outlets. Info on door prices and outlets here.
We hope to see you over the weekend!
24 June 2011
There’s only a week to go until the second Mostly Jazz Festival! As well as music from Booker T, The Cinematic Orchestra, The Matthew Herbert Big Band, Dele Sosimi, Pigbag and Brandt Brauer Frick (and many many more!) there will be loads of other things to do while you are at the festival. There will be question & answer sessions with Matthew Herbert, Pigbag and Dele Sosimi, film screenings, spoken word performance and kids entertainment.
We’ve carefully selected our caterers to bring you the best selection of fine festival food. You’ll be able to choose from freshly smoked fish, organic roast pig, tasty falafels, poached rabbit and cajun fish. To accompany your meal and the music Purity Brewery are providing their range of fine ales, lagers and ciders. Yum
1 June 2011
Check out this short film about Dele Sosimi recently filmed in both Birmingham and London. It’s a nice preview of what to expect at the festival.
Thank you to Punch Records for highlighting the film. Their Bass Festival (British Arts and Street Sounds) the UK’s only month long celebration of Black Music and Art will be taking place from 9 – 25 June across the West Midlands.
10 May 2011
We are very excited to announce the addition of Afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi to this year’s Saturday line-up!
At the age of 16 while most teenagers are content with a paper round, Dele Sosimi joined Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s legendary Egypt 80 band as keyboard player. Within five years he was made musical director. After working with Femi Kuti in Positive Force, he moved to London in the mid-90s to pursue his own musical career.
His performance at last year’s WOMAD Festival was described in the Daily Telegraph as ‘the most satisfying act of the day…the glorious interplay of scorching horns, pulsing electric piano and endlessly shifting rhythm section had the audience packed round the Radio 3 stage leaping in delight.’
Dele Sosimi will play the main stage on the evening of Saturday 2nd July joining the likes of the inspirational Matthew Herbert Big Band, gypsy-swing ensemble Manouche and recent winners of the European Young Artists’ Jazz Award 2011, Beats and Pieces.