Over 600 people celebrated the publication of Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove's seminal 'From Jazz Funk to Fusion & Acid Jazz: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene' at Cargo in Shoreditch on Sunday July 19th. The event was co-sponsored by The Barbican and was part of the Blaze Festival. Snowboy joined BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson on the turntables and the book signing attracted serious jazz dance afficionados from all over the UK.
'Couldn't put this book down - there's a lot of history here! A fine piece of work - respect to Snowboy for reminding me of a large chunk of my dj life' Gilles Peterson
Tune in to Gilles' podcast with Snowboy : http://www.gillespeterson
More info: http://chaserpublications-ukjazzdance.blogspot.com/
From the Seventies to the Nineties, Mark
‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove illuminates the evolution of the Black music and clubbing in
the UK. From Glasgow to Plymouth from Manchester to Birmingham from Leeds to London he meticulously
traces the evolution of UK Jazz Dance touching down at all-dayers, weekenders and dozens of clubs. He interviews over 200 DJs and dancers.