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Incognito - 100% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Among the most prolific and popular of the 90s UK jazz funk generation, Incognito’s origins can be traced back to the previous decade’s Britfunk movement. The mainstay of the band is Jean Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick, a veteran of Light Of The World. His original co-conspirator in Incognito was Paul ‘Tubs’ Williams (11 October 1962, Hackney, London, Eng Read more

James Taylor Quartet - 85% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Christian & Gospel Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Groove Collective - 68% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul
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Down To The Bone - 58% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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Ronny Jordan - 43% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 November 1962, London, England. Described by some as ‘the quintessential acid-jazz guitarist’, Jordan has an intimate and readily accessible musical demeanour that has endeared him to many. By the mid-90s he had disassociated himself with the acid-jazz movement, commenting that ‘the way I see acid-jazz, it’s more of a fashion statement and I’m not Read more

Dexter Wansel - 30% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
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Jamiroquai - 30% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jason ‘Jay’ Kay’s UK funk band Jamiroquai (named after the Iroquois tribe whose pantheism inspired him) made a rapid impact - they were signed to Sony Records for an eight-album contract on the strength of just one single for Acid Jazz Records - ‘When You Gonna Learn?’. Kay (30 December 1969, Stretford, Manchester, England) was brought up in Ealing b Read more

US3 - 30% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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One of 1993’s most intriguing musical experiments, the UK-based Us3 was formed three years earlier by Geoff Wilkinson and Mel Simpson. Wilkinson was best known for his jazz DJ work, and met Simpson at his own Flame studio, where they discovered mutually inclusive tastes. Together they struck upon the idea of sampling some of their favourite old jazz tunes and mixing them i Read more

Jazzanova - 27% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This German DJ project assembles the diverse talents of Jürgen von Knoblauch, Alexander Barck, Claas Brieler, Stefan Leisering, Axel Reinemer and Roskow Kretschmann. The name, a hybrid of jazz and bossa nova, suggests a free form of music, combining as it does a deep jazz style with real dance music beats.Formed in 1995, the Berlin-based outfit esta Read more

Snowboy - 27% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Shakatak - 25% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance Funk Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the original benefactors of the early 80s UK jazz/funk boom, alongside contemporaries Level 42, Shakatak originally comprised Bill Sharpe (keyboards), Steve Underwood (bass), Keith Winter (guitar), Roger Odell (drums), and Nigel Wright (keyboards, synthesizers). Between 1980 and 1987, Shakatak had 14 UK chart singles. Beginning with their chart debut, 1980’s ‘F Read more

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - 24% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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John Robert Smith, 16 December 1933, Louisville, Kentucky USA, 4 June 1997, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Not be confused with the legendary swing promoter and talent spotter John Hammond Jnr. , Johnny ‘Hammond’ Smith (sometimes known simply as Johnny Hammond) is one of the giants of the soul jazz Hammond organ. Born the year the instrument was invented, he studied piano Read more

Average White Band - 23% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Funk Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
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Soul II Soul - 21% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly successful UK rap, soul and R&B outfit originally consisted of Jazzie B (Beresford Romeo, 26 January 1963, London, England; rapper), Nellee Hooper (b. Bristol, Avon, England; musical arranger) and Philip ‘Daddae’ Harvey (multi-instrumentalist). The early definition of the group was uncomplicated: ‘It’s a sound system, an organisation (whic Read more

Patrice Rushen - 20% match to The Brand New Heavies

Genres: Disco Funk Jazz R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA. Rushen grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California. She started learning classical piano when she was three, and turned to jazz in her teens. A group with which she was playing won an award for young musicians at Monterey in 1972. She played with a host of artists, including Abbey Lincoln, Donald Read more


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