Chic are known for delivering such classics as 'Le Freak' 'Good Times' 'I Want Your Love' 'Everybody Dance' 'Dance Dance Dance' & 'Chic Cheer'
The driving force behind Chic’s worldwide success is their legendary Guitarist, Producer, Composer, Writer and Arranger Nile Rodgers (Pictured). Nile’s influence on music has not only spanned across generations but also genres with their US Number 1 (reached Number 5 in the UK) ‘Good Times’ becoming the most sampled track in music history (Daft Punk,The Sugarhill Gang, Queen, Beastie Boys).
He has also produced and worked with the likes of Madonna (Like A Virgin, Material Girl),David Bowie (China Girl, Let’s Dance, Modern Love), Diana Ross (I’m Coming Out, Upside Down), Sister Sledge (We Are Family, He’s The Greatest Dancer) and Duran Duran (Notorious). What’s more exciting? Chic featuring Nile Rodgers have been playing a majority of these tracks LIVE in recent years proving that the Sunday Night at Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival 2013 will be one not to be missed or forgotten!
Further acts for the entire weekend will be announced in the coming weeks…
Tickets are now on sale for this year's Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival with after-show party tickets going on sale later in the year once they have been announced.
Tickets are available via the official Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival online shop which can be found at www.mostlyjazz.co.uk/tickets. They will also be available from various outlets throughout Birmingham. Details can be found www.mostlyjazz.co.uk/ticketinformation
The Friday – 29th June 2012 – curated by Birmingham’s Leftfoot will see the return of Gilles Peterson who will be compering on the day as well as jumping behind the decks of one of his legendary DJ sets.
London Hip-Hop virtuoso Roots Manuva will be headlining the Friday and will be joined by the genre defying Ghostpoet, cover Maestro’s Introducing who will be taking on DJ Shadow’s ‘Entroducing’ in full, with Leftfoot’s new favourites Bad Bad Not Good completing the main stage line up.
Headlining the second stage will be local tropical dub pioneers Troumaca, electro heroes Free School, the groove driven Maylight as well as a DJ set from Leftfoot’s very own Sam Redmore.
The Friday doesn’t end there… Mr. Scruff will be heading to the park to play on his very own stage – Mr Scruff’s Tennis Hut. He will also be headlining the After Show Party which will be completely exclusive to Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul ticket holders!
On Saturday – 30th June 2012 – we will see the return of Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Club with the man himself curating the line up as well playing a headline DJ Set on the second stage. He will also be taking over the After Show Party on the Saturday night. Again, this will be completely exclusive to Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Ticket holders.
Headlining the Saturday night will be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and Woodstock legends Family Stone. They will be playing a hit laden set which will include psychedelic groove classics such as Dance To The Music, Family Affair and Everyday People.
They will be joined by the Native New Yorkers Odyssey, Speedometer, The Atlantic Players, The Bongolian, Lack of Afro (DJ Set) & Federation Of The Disco Pimp, Rotunda of Wonder, Electric Swing Circus as well as Introducing coming back to play their second show of the weekend with their take on the music of Mr. Scruff.
On Sunday – 1st July 2012 – We will be joined by the Godfathers of Funk – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. They will be bringing the party to a rapturous close which what is looking like their only UK date of the summer!
Also performing on the Sunday will be James Brown’s Trombone player and master in his own right Fred Wesley who will be joined by his long time band The New JB’s. Completing the Sunday line up will be Soweto Kinch, Neil Cowley Trio, Zoe Rahman, Abram Wilson, Andy Hamilton & The Bluenotes, Husk, Miles Levin,Steve Ajao & Birmingham Jazz Youth Ensemble.
In 2012…. There will be, once again, two stages side by side at the festival, the second of which will feature up and coming talent. As in 2011, Tony Dudley-Evans’ development agency Jazzlines and Birmingham’s premier jazz & funk parlour The Yardbird will be curating the second stage, whilst Gilles Peterson’s favourite Birmingham promoters Leftfoot will curate both stages on the Friday. Each will showcase some of their top acts so expect to see a wealth of emerging sounds.
Tickets for Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul 2012 are now on sale via www.mostlyjazz.co.uk. To avoid booking fees there will also be the option to send in a postal form which is now available from the website. Alternatively, you can visit one of our outlets listed on our site to pick up the tickets in person.
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, The Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival offers a blistering weekend of Jazz, Funk & Soul with a host of household names bringing the party atmosphere back to Moseley Park!
With the success of the festival growing each year, we are delighted to announce that BBC Radio 1’s purveyor of eclectic sounds Gilles Peterson and BBC Radio 6’s Funk & Soul maestro Craig Charles will be returning to curate the line up with some of their favourite acts. They’ll also be jumping behind the decks for sets at the official after show parties as well as DJing in the park!
In 2011, Over 5,000 Jazz, Funk & Soul enthusiasts filled the park to witness the Hammond Legend, Booker T (pictured) close the event in style following epic headline performances from The Cinematic Orchestra & Matthew Herbert Big Band. Further performances came from the likes of Pigbag, Hidden Orchestra, Brandt Brauer Frick, Alice Russell, Smoove & Turrell & Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra.
In 2012…. There will be, once again, two stages side by side at the festival, the second of which will feature up and coming talent. As in 2011, Tony Dudley-Evans’ development agency Birmingham Jazz and Birmingham’s premier jazz & funk parlour The Yardbird will be curating the second stage, whilst Gilles Peterson’s favourite Birmingham promoters Leftfoot will be taking the reins on friday. Each will showcase some of their top acts so expect to see a wealth of emerging sounds.
The line ups for both stages will be announced gradually over the coming months but we can already guarantee some amazing artists for 2012! We’ll also be keeping you updated with further events happening in the build up to the festival!
Tickets for Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul 2012 will be going on sale on 5th December 2011 via www.mostlyjazz.co.uk. To avoid booking fees there will also be the option to send in a postal form which is now available from the website. Alternatively, you can visit one of our outlets listed on our site to pick up the tickets in person.
We will be announcing the first set of artists on 21st January 2012 at our official launch party at Hare & Hounds featuring Smoove & Turrell with their six piece live band! Details for this show and how to buy tickets are available at www.mostlyjazz.co.uk
Booker T, The Cinematic Orchestra, Gilles Peterson, Matthew Herbert Big Band, Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Pigbag, Alice Russell, Brassroots, Smoove & Turrell, Hidden Orchestra, Milestones play “ Kind of Blue”, Matthew Halsall, Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra,Brandt Brauer Frick, Manouche , Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, Alternative Dubstep Orchestra Lluis Matther & Noose, The Steve Tromans Debop Band, Levi French Trio, Birmingham Jazz Ensemble, The Paris 1940’s, The Atlantic Players, Oya Batucada.