JAW FAMILY BRINGS STEVE REID FOUNDATION TO BERLIN
When: Sunday, 13 Oct 2013, 3pm - 14 Oct, 4am // Where: Prince Charles, Kreuzberg, Berlin
The Steve Reid Foundation is headed to Berlin for a very special event organised by JAW Family to raise money for the foundation. Some funds also went towards rebuilding the Festsaal Kreuzberg club, which was destroyed in a fire earlier this summer. Festsaal Kreuzberg was the original venue booked for this event and had hosted parties in previous years with Theo Parrish and Floating Points, both trustees of the foundation.
The stellar line-up includes DJ sets from Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Four Tet, and Alex Barck (Jazzanova), and live performances from Horace Tapscott Memorial Ensemble with Dwight Trible, as well as Astral Travel from Italy. Find out more about the event HERE
Money raised at the event will also go towards helping American jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe who is struggling with Parkinson’s disease and recently underwent a serious kidney operation.
EMANATIVE STEVE REID FOUNDATION DJ SET
Location: Propped Up at Snugg / 74 Brixton Village/ 5th Avenue /SW9 8PS
Emanative aka Nick Woodmansey aka Captain Spacebeats aka superbad producer/ musician hit the decks at Propped Up specially for the Steve Reid Foundation.
Hands On were introduced to Nick's work through Futuristica label head boss, Simon S and were blown away with Nicks debut release 'Space' on the label. As a trustee of the Steve Reid Foundation, Nick thought it would be great to raise some funds for this great charity and DJ'd for donations on the night. Snugg even served up a Red, Black and Green cocktail where part of the proceeds went to the Foundation that night!
THE EXPERIENCE OF CREATION WITH THEO PARRISH
Musicians helping musicians - that’s what it boils down to. Highly acclaimed Detroit music producer, DJ and Sound Signature label head, Theo Parrish, led a music production workshop for the first time in London to raise money for the Steve Reid Foundation to help musicians in crisis.
Theo and Tony Nwachukwu (CDR, Attica Blues) invited people to track suggestions for the sample palette. Those were then collected and some used at the ‘Experience of Creation’ workshop. Tweets contained: @SteveReidFNDN #SRF
Theo Parrish said: “People will have the rare opportunity to witness a process that is usually private and personal. We’ll be ‘sonic strip teasin’ from needle drop to a full-blown idea. Creating will take place in real time and people will be able to interact with me in a space of learning and creativity.”
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ROOFTOP ROTATION 19TH JULY 2011
The rainy English summer afternoon could not dampen the spirits of the rooftop party revelers. Koreless, Floating Points, Four Tet, Tayo and Gilles pulled out special performances at the a wonderful Dalston Roof Park venue, raising £1,000 for the foundation.
A big thanks to the venue organisers – the Bootstrap Company.
LONDON MARATHON 28 APRIL 2011
Gilles ran the London marathon in 4 hours, 45 minutes and 9 seconds, raising £7,000 for the Steve Reid Foundation and Musicians Benevolent Fund.
Read Gilles' post-marathon blog entry as talks about his preparations and training, coping with injuries, and what kept him going throughout the grueling epic run.
BROWNSWOOD POP-UP RECORD STORE DAY 16 APRIL 2011
Brownswood Recordings set up a special pop-up record shop in conjunction with Record Store Day. An avid record collector himself, Gilles knows all too well the buzz one gets from digging in the crates, so for one day only, the East London venue C.A.M.P got a Brownswood makeover. There were crates of rare soul, jazz, groove, funk, and African records via Gilles favourite UK dealers…. PLUS generously donated finds from celebrity ‘fans’ including Thom Yorke, Erykah Badu, Four Tet, Zane Lowe, Rob Da Bank, Jamie Cullum and more… A fantastic £2000 was raised on the day!