History of the UK Jazz Dance Scene

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It's been 10 years in the making, which just might give you an idea of the depth of From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz – The History of the UK Jazz Dance Scene.

The work of Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove and designed by one of our favourite artist/designers Swifty, this 290-page book looks at the evolution of black music and clubbing in the UK from the early 70s to the mid-90s, taking in the all-dayers, weekenders and clubs, including The Goldmine, Chaplins, Lacy Lady, Berlin, The Central, Chaplins, Crackers, Electric Ballroom and The Wag.

Over 200 DJs, dancers and promoters have been interviewed, including Baz Fe Jazz, Pete Tong, Gilles Peterson, Paul Murphy and Kenny MacLeod, with the words accompanied by a plethora of rare memorabilia and photography. The book is the first to be published by Chaser Publications (from the people behind Straight No Chaser magazine) and is available now directly from Authorhouse for £15.99 or from Amazon in the UK for £18.99.

Find out more at the Amazon website

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