Xantoné Blacq's Jazz Funk Safari
Jazz Funk apostle Xantoné Blacq brings a snarling eight-piece band packed with horns and percussion to perform classic tracks by the ‘Masters of Jazz Funk’, including Herbie Hancock, Airto, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Patrice Rushen, Freddie Hubbard, Prince, Cesar Camargo Mariano, Tom Browne, Grover Washington, George Benson, Ronnie Foster and more, as well as digging into the back catalogues of CTI Records, KUDU Records and 70s GRP for one killer show of cross-rhythms, mad chords and most of all... up on the floor GROOVE!
Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Xantoné Blacq has many years of experience in fusing jazz funk, soul, afro and Latin music. His musical career started early when, at the age of just three years-old, he would stand on a stool in his church playing congas.
Xantoné is a seasoned musician, having sung and played keyboard with Amy Winehouse for three years, recorded and toured with violinist Nigel Kennedy on his last three albums, and worked with the like of Jessie J, Mark Ronson, Dionne Bromfield, Earth Wind & Fire, Candi Staton, and “Pee Wee” Ellis, amongst many others. Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, MTV Movie Awards, Brit Awards, and Lolapalooza are just some of the amazing places that he has cut his musical teeth. His own music has been voted twice as iTunes staff favourites and his last album Revelation reached number one on the UK Soul Chart.
A Hideaway Joint Promotion in Association with Xantoné Blacq