Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival
Keziah Jones - Incognito
- Date: 30 november 2023
- Venue: Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo
- Concert type: Seated-numbered
- Concert type: Seated-numbered
- Beginning of the concert: From 08.30 pm
- Dress code: Proper attire required
- Minimum age: 7 years
- Mail: [email protected]
- Official website: https://www.incognito.london/
Keziah Jones has been touring the world for the past two decades, as he calls his music blufunk. His personal style blends soul-funk, blues and rock with African rhythms.
Remember this little story, this fairy tale, as mischievous and untouchable as an urban legend: twelve years ago, an English guitarist, originally from Nigeria, was spotted on the subway. His name was Keziah Jones, and he had invented a style that blended blues and funk: BluFunk. A major label signed the genius, who soon sold 300,000 copies of "Blufunk is a fact" in France. Since then, the genius has not gone back to begging in the metro, and Keziah Jones has released a second and then a third album, rather discreetly. In 2003, Keziah Jones is the Black Orpheus, and returns brandishing the album of all prides: Black Orpheus. Close to myth and far from illusions, the great wild beast seems to have drunk and regenerated from Nigerian sources, following in the footsteps of the master Fela Kuti.
Moving between London and Paris, always accompanied by his guitar, Jones acquired the reputation of a unique musician and charismatic performer with a unique "hard funk" style. In 1992, he released his first album, Blufunk Is A Fact, whose classic first single, "Rhythm Is Love", was a worldwide success. Subsequent hits include "Where Is Life", "A Million Miles From Home", "Beautiful Emilie", "Femiliarise", "Kpafuca" and "1973".
He is currently working on his first live album, which he recorded in May in his hometown of Lagos, Niger, with his band comprising McNasty, the late Joey Grant and new edition Alex "Beanz" Miller. He is also working on several musical projects, including a seventh studio album and a collaboration with Philippe Cohen Solal entitled Class Of 89.
After a remarkable appearance at the Monte-Carlo Summer Festival 2009, the artist will be presenting his new concert at the Opéra Garnier Monte-Carlo for this 2023 edition.
This London-based acid jazz ensemble has its roots in the fusion of the 1970s.
A veritable standard-bearer for London's musical creation for over 25 years, it has evolved brilliantly over the years through a variety of styles and configurations.
Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Sade, Paul Weller, George Duke, Roberta Flack, Dionne Warwick, James Brown, Sister Sledge, R. Kelly, D'Angelo, Maxwell, George Michael, Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, David Morales...they're all fans of 'Bluey' the Incognito frontman.
Incognito is a flagship that allows Bluey to give free rein to his creativity and, above all, his SOUL, but has never been restricted by its configuration. Their latest album Tales from the Beach marked their return to the Acid Jazz sound they pioneered, combining the sounds of 70's funk, electric jazz and dance pop to create a new British jazz-funk genre.
Incognito is renowned for its exceptional live performances and regularly produces superb albums, packed with energy and sensuality, catching good humor and excellent musical quality.