Soul Street Christmas Special Ft. IMAANI (Thursday)
Three big nights of groove classics with some soulful Christmas vibes in the mix as Imaani (Incognito) joins this all-star band led by MD Janette Mason on keys.
“The magnificent vocals of Imaani, who weaves her magic over a backdrop of funk guitar and old-school synths” DJ Times
An outstanding soul artist in her own right, Imaani also features on no less than twelve albums by the celebrated Incognito, Imaani has become a long-standing favourite with the fans. Her emotive lead vocal contributions also appear on albums from Urban Species, Reel People and Down To The Bone.
Imaani’s session credits include studio, television, and worldwide live performances with artists including: Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers, Maceo Parker, Philip Bailey, Jimmy Cliff, UB40, Gloria Gaynor, Incognito, Betty Wright, Mica Paris, Anastasia, Stephen Marley, Julian Marley, Carleen Anderson, Leon Ware and Aswad.
Even without knowing it, there’s a fair chance if you’ll have heard Janette’s special musical touch time and again - on many albums from Ian Shaw to Robert Wyatt, live in concert with Oasis plus her contributions to movie and TV soundtracks.
A talented composer and arranger, she was recently commissioned to write the score for feature film, The Calling, contributed four arrangements to Ian Shaw’s album "Drawn to all Things" and produced and arranged Lea DeLaria’s current Warner Brothers release, "The Live Smoke Sessions", which made the Grammy ballot.
As a Jazz musician, she has been a seminal figure on the British Jazz scene for the last fifteen years, sharing the stage with Mornington Lockett, Julian Siegel and many more.
A Hideaway Joint Promotion in Association with Janette Mason