Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival Elements

Hare & Hounds

Hare & Hounds will be hosting not one, but TWO of our After Hours events, taking place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13th July until 3am! FRIDAY 12TH JULY This will be a Hare & Hounds Disco special with MoJazz All Stars playing Disco classics…

Dark Horse

The Dark Horse is hosting two After Hours events which will keep you dancing right through to 3am! Friday features DJ Food providing a visual history of the Kraftwerk’s various eras, looks and line ups, combining 60 tracks of Teutonic Techno, European Electro & Kraut…

One Trick Pony

The One Trick Pony Club in Moseley is an eclectic and discerning music venue, right next to the festival entrance! The venue will be hosting two After Hours events for us, meaning you can walk out of the festival when it ends at 10:30pm and…

Cuban Embassy

The Cuban Embassy is an independent venue born out of a passion for Cuba, rum, live music and good food. They have assembled a collection of over 120 of the finest rums from around the world and their Cuban cocktails are made exactly the way…

Prince Of Wales

The Prince of Wales provides an exciting pub experience and a unique atmosphere in the heart of Moseley. Always a firm favourite as a post-festival drinking spot, the Prince will be providing two After Hours events on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July – both…

Fighting Cocks

Loved by locals and embodying the friendly vibe of its Moseley neighbourhood, the Fighting Cocks brings the best in British hospitality. Original 1800 period features are set against a contemporary design, providing a perfectly offbeat backdrop to the friendly banter drifting over from the bar.…

Caribbean BBQ

Caribbean Catering return to Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul almost every year and are firm favourites of our staff, festival goers and artists alike. From Jerk Chicken to Goat Curry, this is the place to experience the authentic taste of the Caribbean right in Moseley…

Original Patty Men

One of Birmingham’s favourite burger and craft beer restaurants, Original Patty Men, work with the tagline ‘Patty Pimps & Purveyors Of Filth’. The business began selling street food at Digbeth Dining Club before setting up its permanent location in Digbeth in December 2015. The restaurant…

Sabai Sabai Thai Cuisine

In a nut shell, Thailand is known as the land of smiles; Sabai Sabai means chill out. Combine these two and you have dining at Sabai Sabai. The blending of fabulous Thai food served with upbeat city chic has made this stylish Thai restaurant popular…

Full Of Chaat Indian Street Food

Digbeth Dining Club regulars, Full of Chaat, is an Indian Street Food operation based in Stirchley, Birmingham. They bring Birmingham traditional Indian street food with an exciting tapas twist, through home cooked dishes including vegetarian and vegan options. If you enjoy great food and a…

Persian Kitchen

Persian Kitchen are regulars and firm favourites at Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival. They create delicious meals inspired by the remarkable flavours of the region of Persia. Whether making traditional Ghormeh Sabzi and Fesenjan or their take on the classic Kebob, they aim to…

Tin Van Pizza

The Tin Van Eating Company like to keep things simple – it keeps their customers happy and it keeps the planet happy. They choose the very best ingredients (selected for quality & sustainability) and source them through their ethical / welfare-based supply chain. They keep…

Vegeteria Falafels & Meze

Vegeteria (Falafel) provides a unique festival eating experience by offering delicious and original vegan and vegetarian street food served from an eye-catching stall. Their signature dish is their freshly fried Falafel which they serve in pitta with an array of fillings and salads. Their menu and…

Bournville Waffles

The Bournville Waffle Company have traded at many of the UK’s best festivals and events, selling waffles with unusual toppings from their lovingly restored and converted Mustang caravan. All the waffles are baked fresh to order, filling the air with an irresistible smell. The menu…

Shepherds Ice Cream

Shepherds Ice Cream is made from whole sheep’s milk. Sheep’s milk is exceptionally high in solids, which creates a proper smooth, creamy dairy ice cream, but with half the fat. Their festival unit carries a range of up to 9 flavours, always including a non-dairy option. At…

Carnival Coffee

Carnival Coffee has grown from strength to strength and was very proud to be the official coffee purveyors at the Olympic Sailing in Weymouth and Portland for the London 2012 Olympic Games. They create an atmosphere by providing tables, chairs and white picket fencing. Here,…

Cocktails

Our Cocktail Bar is staffed by our talented mixologists, who create a bespoke cocktail menu for Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul every year. Classics have included Mojitos, Cosmopolitans, Frozen Margaritas and original themed cocktails such as the Park Ranger and the Rave Zombie. Each cocktail…

Just Jugs

As the name suggests – Cocktails and Pimms served by the jug! Perfect for groups, chilling in the sunshine and listening to the music over a jug of your favourite cocktail. The cocktail jugs feature a Tropical, Citrus or Berry base with 8 shots of…

Red Rum & Pink Gin

The Red Rum & Pink Gin bar serves the finest selection of Rums and Gins from our vintage style trailer. Choose from a variety of Rum or Gin-based cocktails, lovingly created by our mixologists, or select your favourite Rum or Gin from our extensive range…

Slush & Slosh

There’s something for kids and adults alike at this bar – Fruit Slushies for the kids, Cocktails Sloshies for the adults! We use the juiciest fresh fruit for the slushies and sloshies including pineapple, coconut, berries, apple, passionfruit, mango and much more. They’re the perfect…

The Draught Bar

Working with local breweries we serve you the best imported artisan lagers, award winning real ales and craft ciders. Our Main Bar is home to a wide selection of products from Purity. Based on a working farm in the heart of the beautiful Warwickshire countryside,…

Wine & Fizz

Created from a refurbished and modified caravan, our Wine & Fizz bar seves the finest Italian sparkling wine. You can expect a selection of award-winning Whites, Reds and Roses from around the world, to suit all discerning palettes.

The Jacksons

In 2018, THE JACKSONS celebrated 50 years as one of the most successful groups in music history. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, rose to fame for their combination of extraordinary musical talent and spectacular choreography. The group found international success at Motown in 1969,…

Burt Bacharach

BURT BACHARACH will be bringing our Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival Tenth Anniversary celebrations to a close. Catch him on Sunday 14th July in Moseley Park, Birmingham! Burt Bacharach is one of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composers/songwriters. His credits read like the world’s…

The Brand New Heavies

  Funk royalty and pioneers of the 90s Acid Jazz scene, THE BRAND NEW HEAVIES have achieved sixteen UK Top 40 singles and released two Platinum-selling albums and two gold albums in the UK. Headed up today by founding members and principal songwriters Simon Bartholomew…

Khruangbin

Globetrotting Texan trio KHRUANGBIN is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums; Khruangbin’s sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of world music infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Their 2015 debut album ‘The Universe…

Craig Charles

Asked by The Independent to define himself in six words, Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul stalwart and curator Craig Charles said “Late to bed, early to rise”. One look at his vast and wide-ranging CV and you’d agree that has to be true. The Liverpool-born…

Ibibio Sound Machine

“Music is a universal language, but spoken language can help you think about what makes you emotional, what makes you feel certain feelings, what you want to see in the world,” says Eno Williams, frontwoman of IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE. When Williams uses both English and…

Brian Jackson

Half of the power duo Gil Scott-Heron & BRIAN JACKSON, Brian wrote, arranged and produced over 10 albums over an eight-year period. Time and time again, that music has found its way onto over 100 cuts like Common’s “The People” (from “We Almost Lost Detroit”)…

Oscar Jerome

South London’s Oscar Jerome has procured quite the remarkable year-to-date. It’s been one that has seen the artist score 6Music playlisting for recent single ‘Do You Really’ (also regularly supported across 1 Xtra, Radio 1 and Beats), sell out London’s Village Underground with man-of-the-moment Thundercat…

Renegade Brass Band

RENEGADE BRASS BAND, hailing from the northern English city of Sheffield, combine 8 horns, 2 percussionists, a scratch DJ and live MC, to form a raw brass mixture of Jazz, Hip-Hop and Funk in their unstoppable, high-energy live shows. Having played packed out gigs at…

Ishmael Ensemble

ISHMAEL started releasing deep house tracks on Wolf Music before stepping out of the box with the release of his debut album “Sometime In Space” in 2016. The record is an exploration of dusty soundscapes & off-kilter house which Ishmael then developed into a Live…

JP Bimeni & The Black Belts

On his debut album Free Me, Burundian-born JP BIMENI astonishes with a voice that recalls Otis Redding in his prime whilst resonating with the soul of Africa. A refugee who’s been living in London since the early 2000s, JP Bimeni songs of love and loss,…

Jurassic 5’s Soup Presents: The Fullee Love Collective

Hip-hop legend Soup/Zaakir from Jurassic 5 aka Fullee Love is a gold selling artist. Along with performing favourite hit tracks by Jurassic 5 (including What’s Golden, Concrete Schoolyard), he’s also bringing his own edgier original soul-funk hip-hop sound with a full live band. The full live…

Boca 45 (DJ Set)

Bristol (UK) Native BOCA 45 (Scott Hendy) immersed himself in all things hip-hop from a young age and has been unleashing funky gemstone productions upon the world for years under his various guises. He formed Dynamo Productions with Portishead’s acclaimed resident DJ Andy Smith in…

Neue Grafik Ensemble

After a bunch of records under his belt on esteemed labels such as 22a (Henry Wu, Al Dobson Jr…) and Rhythm Section (Dan Kye, Chaos In The CBD), French producer, instrumentalist and DJ Neue Grafik has quickly risen as one of the most promising acts…

Smoove & Turrell

The story of SMOOVE & TURRELL began when Smoove was around keyboardist Mike Porter’s house one day. They overheard a neighbour singing sublime melodies in his garage, which turned out to be a young John Turrell. After a couple of further sessions ‘scouting’ him they…

DJ Food: 45s Only

Strictly Kev has been involved with the multi-producer DJ Food project on Ninja Tune for over 20 years, being the sole remaining member for over 15 years. He’s DJed the world over with Food originators Coldcut and PC as well as performing 4 deck Audio Visual…

Delta Autumn: Multiplayer Mode

The sound of Delta Autumn appears somewhere between modern electronica colliding with 70’s jazz fusion with a nuance of post-rock. With glitched out sample manipulation alongside traditional jazz structures, nostalgic soul refrains peppered with grungy guitars and far reaching improvisations; the band tries to always…

James & Black

Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of “Guerrilla Soul” ever since. The roots of their music spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and…

3 Feet High & Rising – E Double D

Channel 4 UK Flava Mix DJ Championships winner E Double D, has enjoyed a successful career spanning more than 15 years. He continues to be in demand as both Club and radio DJ, playing a wide range of genres including Hip Hop, R’n’b, Neo-Soul &…

Crazy P’s Danielle Moore

Danielle Moore is already globally known as the front woman for Crazy P. She is also known as one third of the Crazy P songwriting team – sharing duties with James Baron and Chris Todd. She also has a mad passion for playing other people’s…

Young Pilgrims

Gathered from all across the UK, Young Pilgrims are an explosive 9-piece ensemble who’s brass heavy, rock influenced sound is a slap in the face full of high energy grooves, improvised madness and catchy melodies. Known for their raucous and energetic shows, they have performed…

Necktr

Necktr are a 9 piece soul fusion band based in Leeds, who’s unique interpretation of Hip Hop, Afrobeat, Soul and Ambient music has earned them critical underground status in Leeds’ blossoming groove scene. Having played around the country alongside the likes of Mansion Of Snakes,…

Coast To Coast with JP Watson

Who’s better: Nate Dogg or Nas? Tribe or Tupac? Missy or Dre? For more than three decades the argument over hip hop supremacy has focused on the rivalry between the East Coast and West Coast of America. Often turning extremely violent, the feud between the…

Alice Auer

Norah Jones meets Jordan Rakei is just one way to describe young singer-songwriter ALICE AUER. Providing a unique mix of jazz and soul music, Alice Auer gives a fresh take to the jazz genre in London’s music scene. Since releasing her debut EP ‘Close To…

Everybody Dance with Tom Mason

Tom Mason plays an eclectic mixture of funk, soul, disco, hip hop, reggae, laid back house and a few guilty pleasures at nice places all over Birmingham – you may have seen him warming up for Craig Charles, Greg Wilson, Norman Jay, Huey Morgan and…

Daytoner

As a DJ & producer, Daytoner has supplied global funk, soul, ska and swing dance floors since 2009 with over 30 releases, remixes and edits on various quality European labels such as Jalapeno, Legere, Pedigree Cuts, Wass and Wack etc. There’s also been regular radio…

The Peaceful Ones

The Peaceful Ones played his first records out sometime in the back end of the 1980’s at the West Indian community centre on the perimeter of Queens park in Bolton. As a kid he started collecting records at the age of 12 and a chance…

Sam Redmore

SAM REDMORE has built a name for himself over the last few years for crafting soul-drenched remixes and reworks of both solidified classics and lesser-known material. He’s been driven by support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Quantic, Rob Da Bank, Nightmares On Wax, Huey…

Paradise Garage Disco with Sam Redmore

“One of the UK’s biggest soul & funk DJs” – Craig Charles, BBC Radio 6 Music Driven by support from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Quantic, Rob Da Bank, Nightmares On Wax, Huey Morgan, Don Letts, The Nextmen, Jeremy Sole, Lauren Laverne, Tim ‘Love’ Lee…

Tina Edwards

DJ, Broadcaster and Music Journalist TINA EDWARDS is a regular host on Giles Peterson’s Worldwide FM and runs Supreme Standards, a new platform for editorial, podcasts and live shows. She’s recognised as being at the forefront of the new genre-crushing Jazz scene and has played across the…

Meditations with Matt Beck

Meditations is an irregular night / monthly radio show that explores the downtempo spectrum of sounds….Expect lots of dub, balearic beat, yacht rock, sunshine soul and lots of stuff inbetween. Take a listen to Matt’s radio shows here: https://www.brumradio.com/meditations/

Rosie Tee

Birmingham’s Rosie Tee is a composer & performer known for her innovative, atmospheric blend of electronic, jazz, classical & pop. Her sound has been hailed as ‘transcendent’ and ‘genre-defying’, straddling the contrasting worlds of rising UK Jazz and contemporary classical. Colour and image are at…

Aadae

Aadae makes music that crosses boundaries. Born in Nigeria but raised in Peckham, her songwriting speaks of family parties spent listening to high life and Afrobeat, long nights in South London dancing to UK garage, and an innate love of the impact pop songwriting can…

Shaun Williams

What do you get if you mix Nigerian-Irish parents and post-war working-class Birmingham with heavy metal and reggae scenes? A jazz-fusion, funk, and soul-loving vinyl freak…with a red Afro. Ever since he can remember, Shaun Williams has been entranced and transported by funk-laden horn sections,…

Ponyland

Saddle up with PONYLAND for a ride into a heady, energetic world of live Afro-beat, Punk Jazz, with a 7-piece ensemble. Expect animalistic behavior, galloping grooves that will make your legs rattle uncontrollably, chaos and raw energy! PONYLANDs line-up includes Frankie O’keeffe vocals, Jordie Cooke…

The Great Outdoors

Dean Sunshine Smith has been a frontline DJ sharing the more eclectic and soulful side of dance music for well over a quarter of a century. Dean was one of the key members of the Garden Festival team based in Croatia. Over the Festival’s colourful…

Phenomenal Women of Funk with Echo Juliet

Echo Juliet spins dancefloor-filling funk and disco alongside feelgood afro, latin and jazz grooves. Festival appearances include the British Music Embassy at SXSW, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Lit Crawl and Algorave as well as DJing regularly around Birmingham, with Manchester Jazz Festival and more lined-up for…

The Atlantic Players

Festival favourites, The Atlantic Players are a 9-piece soul band from Moseley, Birmingham. They deliver a southern soul sound you would have heard back in 1960’s New Orleans and Memphis. Uncovering tunes deep from within the soul vaults from sensational, often undiscovered artists such as…

Soul Sisters with Mazzy Snape

Mazzy Snape is resident DJ and promoter of The Night Owl, organising all the weekend events from the Big Birmingham Soul Night at Birmingham Town Hall to The Owl’s regularly Saturday night soul & retro night Dig?. The Night Owl’s Soul Sisters is a celebration…

Notebenders Community Big Band

The Notebenders Big Band is the brainchild of our patron and inspiration, Andy Hamilton MBE. Band members hail from all sections of the diverse and dynamic communities of the City of Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region. They are a true representation of crossing…

Odd Soul

Forged in Birmingham’s bubbling Selly Oak music scene, Odd Soul blend jazz, soul, post-rock and hip-hop to create a fresh, vibrant and intricate sound. Odd Soul take jazz and soul influences from the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote and Jordan Rakei, and fuse them with the…

Tina Edwards

DJ, Broadcaster and Music Journalist Tina Edwards is a regular host on Worldwide FM and runs Supreme Standards, a new platform for editorial, podcasts and live shows. She’s recognised as being at the forefront of the new genre-crushing Jazz scene and has played across the UK, Chicago…

World Service with DJUJU

DJUJU aka Julia Gross started developing her style and sounds at gatherings and afterparties, born our of a love for tunes with feeling, grooves and rhythm. Don’t expect any minimal tracks here as she delves into her collection to bring you her World Service. Instead,…

Tom C Walker

March 7th, 1995 Tom was born in Birmingham, UK. From a young age his virtuoso Performances stunned audiences with his guitar playing quickly earning him respect and admiration from musicians more than 4 times his age. This lead to Tom’s first studio sessions with legendary producer, Richard Digby Smith (Island records, Average White Band, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley,…

Ashley Allen Quintet

A growing presence in the local Jazz & Gospel scene, keyboardist Ashley Allen has worked extensively with the likes of Gregory Porter, Aynsley Lister, Julie Dexter and Omar. His current group draws on various styles, notably jazz, gospel and urban music. It features Ashley on…

Forj

Forj is an exciting quartet led by drummer Jonathan Silk, featuring the critically acclaimed and long time friend and collaborator, Nick Jurd on double bass alongside the incredible musicianship of two of London’s finest improvisers, Joe Wright and Josh Arcoleo on tenor saxophones. This band promises high octane grooves and expansive improvisation across a…

Nick Corbin

NICK CORBIN spent 2018 in good company, touring with the likes of The Milk, Stone Foundation and The Spitfires as well as opening for Mavis Staples (twice!) at London’s iconic Union Chapel and for Tom Odell at three Pub in the Park festivals. Alongside an…

Carole Brewster Band

Carol Brewster has recently returned to performing after a short break and her recent appearance at the Jazzlines Symphony Hall session showed that she has lost none of her ability to win over an audience. She is a powerful singer whose music draws on jazz,…

Paradise Brothers

Paradise Brothers are two Birmingham based DJs whose name was inspired by New York’s iconic night club “Paradise Garage”. The duo spin Soul, Disco, Funk and House records – the perfect mix for our Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul audience!

Jazzlines Ensemble

The Jazzlines Ensembles provide young musicians from Birmingham and the surrounding areas with the opportunity to develop their ensemble playing skills and learn more about jazz and improvisation through regular workshops and masterclass sessions. The sessions are open to young musicians of all abilities, from…