Jelly Jazz is the grand daddy of the funk and jazz scene in the South West of England. Running continuously for 25 years at various venues across the region and beyond, it’s one of the UK’s, if not the world’s longest running club nights!
Pete is known for energetic, hard-driving combinations of happy dancefloor jazz, soul, funk, afrobeat, latin, ska, and reggae cut up and mixed with all their modern derivatives in hip-hop, breakbeat, house and drum and bass. In an era when most club-nights tended to play one genre of music, at one tempo all night, Jelly Jazz defined itself with variety. The signature sound of Jelly Jazz is bongos, beats, and bass-lines with scratchy guitars, wholesome horns, and wailing organs. Above all it’s got to be funky!
A soundtrack of funk, soul, jazz, latin, swing, (real) R&B, a touch of D&B and most DEFINITELY NO cheese, pop and chart rubbish.
Pete will play an after party DJ set at our Shipyard Sessions on Saturday evening.