Live Acts 2015
Campsoul Music Festival Live Acts for 2015
Live in Concert Saturday 29th August 2015
“Was That All It Was”, “My Love Don’t Come Easy”, “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head”, “Closer Than Close” are just some of the hits by one of the most talented soul/jazz singers around, we are honoured and excited to welcome to Campsoul Music Festival 2015…Jean Carne!
Jean began her recording career with her then-husband, pianist Doug Carn, founder of Black Jazz Records. They recorded three early 70’s albums together.
Jean was approched by Norman Connors and invited to sing on his next album. The project took her to Philiadelphia where she became close friends with Kenny Gamble, Jean recorded four stunning albums for Gamble & Huff, three on PIR and one on TSOP, all of which had her unique vocal blend of soul and jazz. Her voice has a wide five octave range, she is recognised for her unique vocal ability and has proven herself to be a vocalist of unlimited depth and dimension.
Jean was one of Philadephia International Records most precious signings. Her debut album for the label (PIR), “Jean Carn”, came in 1976 after she had been introduced to the Philiadephia music scene by Norman Connors. The album was a classy affair that merged the best of ’70s soul and jazz with solid songwriting and tight instrumental support. Jean played a crucial role in the golden era of Philly soul, with Gamble & Huff and McFadden & Whitehead producing and writing for her, as well as Dexter Wansel.
With artistic and critical successes in tow, Jean moved to Motown Records in 1982, making her label debut with the album “Trust Me”.
By 1986, Jean signed to Omni Records. “Closer Than Close”, produced by saxophonist Grover Washington Jr. was released in July of that year and the title track went to number one in the R&B chart. Her 1988 album “You’re a Part of Me” included a hit cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way”, produced by Nick Martinelli. Jean later signed with Place One Entertainment, which reunited her with former Omni Records president Steve Bernstein, with her “Love Lessons” album.
Jean has worked with some of the most prolific soul artists, producers and songwriters over the years, including Dizzy Gillespie, Norman Connors, The Temptations, Glenn Jones, Phyllis Hyman, Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, She has dueted with Glenn Jones, Al Johnson, Niteflyte, Michael Henderson, Grover Washington Jr, Booker Newberry III and The Temptations.
Live in Concert Sunday 30th August 2015
Consider the songs in our hearts that inspire us toward uplifted continence; melodies that ring out in a manner that is soulful…even funky! Now think of an artist; an artist who George Benson describes as “joy filled in expressiveness” and “believable in any musical style,” topping the jazz and adult contemporary / R & B charts with his kickin’ trumpet and rich jazz melodies. That artist…is trumpeter Tom Browne.
Tom Browne began to carve a path for his musical future early on, studying via scholarship under Murray Karpilovsky (principal trumpeter with the NBC Orchestra directed by Arturo Toscanini.) A student at the co-joined High School of Music and Art / Performing Arts in New York (renowned courtesy of the motion picture entitled “Fame,”) Tom became a regular on the New York jazz scene and had the fortune of learning first hand from masters like Jimmy Nottingham, Richard Williams, Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard. Tom soon played his first pro level performances as sideman to jazz greats Weldon Irvine and Sonny Fortune for which he earned domestic and international recognition. It was no surprist that Downbeat Magazine would single out his “warm trumpet” during the review of Fortunes’ 1976 “Infinity Is” album.
Then in 1978, Tom led a traditional jazz quintet at the Breezin’ Lounge, an uptown New York nightclub indirectly affiliated with George Benson. Through contacts made by Jimmy Boyd, Bensons’ former and Tom’s subsequent manager, he was offered several solo recording contracts and ultimately signed with Dave Grusin and Larry Rosen on the newly formed GRP Record label. There he recorded six solo projects including several hits. His debut release “Browne Sugar” (1979) dominated the jazz charts for many weeks while “Love Approach” (1980) and “Magic” (1981) each earned gold album status and spawned hits like “Funkin’ For Jamaica,” “Thighs High” and “Secret Fantasy.” Tom went on to win prestigious Billboard honours of Best Instrumentalist, Best Jazz Cross-Over, Best Jazz Artist-Trumpet and Best Jazz Solo Album.
In 1986, Tom opted for a label change, primarily because his new found walk as an evangelical Christian redirected much of lyrical expression found in works on the previous labels. A recording was produced for Malaco Records that reflected his inner spirit. That CD was called “No Longer I.”
While still performing, Tom’s primary career path shifted towards another love; commercial aviation. Tom flew for many years as a charter and airline captain, most recently with a FedEx Feeder Company on ATR72 and Fokker F-27 aircraft.
Tom Browne re-emerged in a solid recording career in 1994, recording for the Hip-Bop Record Label. There, he released his first in a series of recordings for Hip Bop entitled “Mo’ Jamaica Funk”. Subsequent releases for the label include “Another Shade of Browne” which features him in a “straight-ahead jazz” setting with Ron Carter, Idris Muhammad and Billy Childs (1996) and “R & Browne” (1999) which received outstanding “Jazziz Magazine” reviews. Tom performs here with label mates Lenny White and Michael Urbaniak. In 2003, Hip Bop released “The Tom Browne Collection” which let the listening audience know that Tom is doing well and playing better than ever!
Today, Tom Browne can be found on tour as a solo act with group, or packaged with artists like Roy Ayers, Wayne (Jazz Crusaders) Henderson regularly.
His most recent CD entitled “S’ Up” features Fred Wesley and Groove Collective and was released August 31, 2010.
Light Of The World
Live in Concert Sunday 30th August 2015
“Light of the World is a band formed to pursue a vision. Hordes of artists have jumped on the retro Soul Jazz Funk bandwagon. You are invited to hear where it all began…Time Out Magazine, London England”
The live show is an authentic slice of fast funky floor fillers, featuring original members Gee Bello (Lead Vocals & Percussion) Nat Augustin (Lead Vocals, Guitar & Trombone), and when he’s not working with Simple Minds, Mel Gaynor (Drums), supported by some of the top Jazz Funk Soul musicians in the UK & Europe.
The band perform their most popular hits” London Town”, “I Shot the Sheriff”, “No.1 Girl”, “I’m So Happy”, “Time” plus many of the bands major recordings are performed with inspired passion culminating in a truly enjoyable performance.
With three decades of music behind them Light Of The World are responsible for creating, shaping and introducing a new genre of music to the British and International music scene. Their success over the years is only matched by the calibre of artists that they have had the pleasure of working with as session musicians, and as a band in their own right. Inspired by their continued success as independent artists and band members, Light Of The World name a few of the class acts and all time greats, that have employed their services ranging from…
Super DJs including Carl Cox, Pete Tong. International stars including George Michael, Alexander O’Neal, Ronnie Laws, Spandau Ballet and Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Gabrielle, Incognito, Boy George, Shola Ama, D-Influence, Rick Astley, Beggar & Co. Shakka Tak, Mica Paris, Jelly Bean, Simple Minds, Whitney Houston and Robbie Williams, Elton John, David Bowie, Robert Palmer, Crusaders, Roy Ayers, Jamiroquai, Eddie Floyd, and more recently at the O2 Indigo, they performed with US artists D.Train Williams & Colonel Abrams. Kathy Sledge & Gloria Gaynor.
Light Of The World are widely acknowledged as true Innovators of the Britfunk movement, and original purveyors of UK Disco, Jazz-Funk. Their unique sound is a branded combination of gutsy soulful vocals, tight jazz horn melodies, and fat gritty bass lines, with essential percussive rhythms.
‘Music this good can only come from LIGHT OF THE WORLD’