Sunday, May 24, 2009

Edge 09 On the way announcing some upcoming events

Last year Paul Bradshaw from Straight no Chaser Jason Jules and myself put together some events That we termed Edge 08 as a fringe to the London Jazz festival.These events included a documentary screning of Four Hands a film about Cecil Taylor. FUTURIZM a night dedicated to new young artist, FREEDOM PRINCIPLE music sessions,A photography exhibition and a sold out Dingwalls session with DJ Giles Peterson..This year EDGE 08 becomes EDGE 09 We will be bigger and better with some thought provoking sessions planned.
To kick off the EDGE 09 Experience we will be announcing various sessions in the coming months with events starting earlier this year than last year..
One of these upcoming events will be a celebration of UK jazz dance.UK Jazz dance is an art that was honed in bedrooms and on the dance floor. Edge 09 will revisit the scene at Cargo with Cuban rumba from Dilanga in the yard and a live twisted jazz set from The Mighty Jeddo in the main arch. DJs Gilles Peterson & Snowboy will set the scene for some fast and furious competition on the dancefloor from the dancers who carry on the legacy of the movement. As well as book signing and record stalls, Dick Jewell's legendary film The Jazz Room will be screened alongside other classic shorts.
This is all in to do with the publication of Mark ‘Snowboy' Cotgrove's book, From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene, Edge09 + Straight No Chaser has got together with The Barbican to celebrate the unique, underground, UK dance jazz movement which gave us aggressive, innovative and stylish dance crews like IDJ, Jazz Defektors, Brothers In Jazz, Foot Patrol, Floor Technicians and Jazzcotech, along with a host of highly individual dancers.

LIVE: THE MIGHTY JEDDO + DILANGA
DJS: GILLES PETERSON + SNOWBOY

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£10adv, £10 otd

TELL YOUR FRIENDS THIS WILL BE HOTTER THAN JULY,BOOK EARLY AS THESE TICKETS WILL GO FAST!!!

EDGE 09

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