Jazzifunk present Rafters Meets Berlin – The reunion of two legendary clubs at Band on the Wall.
Rafters spanned from 1978 -1982 and was instrumental in establishing and spreading the Jazz/Funk doctrine in the North West far and wide.The weekly playlists becoming much sought after and then presented in Spin Inn Records on cross street to purchase your own copies of the tunes.As the Jazz / Funk Scene developed through the 80’s the more discerning people explored the Jazz Brazilian and Quality Soul that was presented at the the unique cosmopolitan night that became Berlin club in Manchester here Colin Curtis and Hewan Clarke opened the doors for your feet and heads in 1984/1985 from Be Bop / Brazilian Jazz/ Jazz Vocals and laid back quality Soul cutz all blended together with the Black Dance Music of the day influencing many people like Mick Hucknall,Thompson Twins,Mike Pickering,Dean Johnson,Barry Maleady,Tony Cooney,Giles Peterson and many more Manchester and UK tastemakers with its unique vibe covering all Black Music styles.
Music included Tania Maria,Luther Vandross,Art Blakey,Sergio Mendes,Ed Lincoln,The Controllers,Wornell Jones,John Hendricks,Valentine Brothers,Nina Simone,Spick & Span,Donald Byrd,Cool Notes,Lenny Sattin,Bobby Womack,Dayton,Janet Lawson,Roy Ayers,The Dells,Kenny Dorham, Dee Felice Trio and many many more opening the door for Manchesters rich musical heritage on the cusp of Chicago’s arrival!
Add to this all the Rafters Classics and we have a unique blend of Manchesters rich tapestry of Black Music Club Culture !
Don’t Miss This !!!
This event will begin at 9pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open much earlier for good times.
TICKETS NOW ONLY AVAILABLE IN PERSON FROM THE BAND ON THE WALL BOX OFFICE. BOX OFFICE OPEN FROM 5PM. £12 ON THE DOOR.