Accomplished record label Acid Jazz & Other Illicit Grooves celebrate 35 magnificent years of trailblazing music with a series of residencies touring locations across the UK where Acid Jazz was arguably the strongest influence in Birmingham, Leeds, London, Bristol and Luton.
The Music, Arts, Dance & Culture Exhibition will host exclusive Q&As with Acid Jazz stalwarts of the scene, Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz Records/DJ), Dean Rudland (Acid Jazz Records/DJ), Omar (Singer), Snowboy (DJ), John Stapleton (DJ), Perry Louis (Jazzcotech dancer and DJ), Adam Regan (DJ), The Dig Family (DJs and promoters), Adrian Gibson (AGMP), with live performances plus many more guest artists, DJs and dancers TBA.
Expect to see exciting never been seen rare video footage, magazine and radio interviews & features, iconic photography, posters and flyers, record label artworks of the music and musicians from the dance floor archives.
The ground breaking movement unleashed its manifesto of alternative sounds; funk, street-soul, latin, hip hop with jazz, reggae & jazz poetry, disco & acid house in London club land, hosting packed out parties at the notorious Wag in Soho, Dingwalls in Camden and Blue Note in Hoxton, achieving commercial recognition with early signings that became international stars; Jamiroquai, The Brand New Heavies, James Taylor Quartet, Galliano and cult artists such as; Mother Earth, Corduroy, Chris Bands, The Night Trains, The Last Poets, A Man Called Adam, Snowboy & The Latin Section.. All originally performed at the underground venues and warehouse spaces.
Acid Jazz & Other Illicit Grooves Exhibition encapsulates the musical abundance, nostalgia and success of this pioneering label, spanning more than 3.5 decades, documenting the underground scenes to majestic independent status and standing the test of time.