Derived from a slang term insinuating the art of fornication, the word 'jazz' can be used in many different contexts to describe many things, and not just the music with which we all associate the term. To 'Jazz something up' or 'Add some jazz' to something could be a concept as far detached from music as we can possibly imagine, and simply means to add excitement and sparkle to something. Or the term can be used in a more mundane fashion to express something along the lines of 'and such similar things' (and all that jazz). Me, I personally believe the term stretches further than any dictionary states. In modern society, where the musical genre is not at the forefront of the commercial markets mind, the term signifies a mind set; a select area of culture involving music, art and fashion... Introducing the Southbank Vintage Festival
THE FESTIVAL IS GOING TO INCLUDE:
- Very interactive; makeup and hair stations, men's grooming bars, massive vintage markets, sewing classes, dancing, catwalks, talks, food
- Some great live performances in each evening's Revue show in the Royal Festival Hall (Sandie Shaw, Percy Sledge, Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode) and a collection of the best 150 DJ icons and key innovators of the UK disco, soul, new romantic 70s and 80s scene.
Soul Revue – Saturday 30th July
On Saturday the Soul Revue will present an array of Soul legends, including the only UK appearance of legendary Atlantic Records icon Percy Sledge, plus Booker T, Gwen Dickie (Rose Royce) and Jimmy James performing soul classics with an orchestral backing
All this situated on London's glorious Southbank
See you there?