Incognito Live at Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2009

Incognito regarded as one of the key members of the English acid jazz movement, Their debut album, Jazz Funk, was released in 1981, with twelve more albums following, the last of which, Tales From The Beach, was released in 2008.

Throughout the band's history, it has been led and driven by composer, record producer, guitarist and singer, Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick. Other notable band members have included the singers Tony Momrelle, Jocelyn Brown, Pamela Anderson, Imaani, Maysa Leak and Kelli Sae.

The band has had intermittent success in the UK Singles Chart, with its breakthrough hit a cover version of the Ronnie Laws tune "Always There", featuring Jocelyn Brown, which made #6 in the UK. The group's 1992 single, "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" saw similar success, reaching #19 in the UK. They have also been a favourite of various re-mixers, including Masters At Work, David Morales, Roger Sanchez and Jazzanova, and have released several albums consisting almost entirely of remixes.

Incognito debuted with the single "Parisienne Girl" and released the 1981 LP Jazz Funk. With 1992's Tribes Vibes + Scribes, Maunick added a more established vocalist, the American Maysa Leak. A cover of Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" became another Incognito hit, and the album ascended Britain's pop charts even as it rose on America's contemporary jazz charts. The third album, "Positivity", became the group's biggest album success, with much attention across Europe as well as Britain. Incognito later expanded its discography with 1996's Remixed, 1998's Tokyo Live, and 1999's No Time Like the Future. 2001's Life Stranger Than Fiction and 2003's Who Needs Love, which featured Brazilian vocalist Ed Motta and 2006' album which was a mix of cover versions along with re-recordings of four Incognito classics.

"Incognito will add a different and unique flavor to the festival due to the amazing style that would be evolved on the closing night" declared Anthony Younes, founder and organizer of the festival.

On-stage too, Incognito have retained a massive fan base from their "Not To Miss" live shows. Their style is not about playing the tune just to get applause; it is about communicating, making sure people get it.

25 years on, the Bluey and Incognito story remains a one-off and a uniquely Great British adventure.

Founded in 2002, Chillout Productions has become one of the leading event management companies in the Gulf. With a team of creative solution providers that have over 20 years of experience in producing world-class events, Chillout Productions offers services that range from simple event concept creation to scouting locations and designing venues.

Launched in 2005 as part of the Chillout Productions group, Chillout|Corporate offers turnkey event solutions including Product Launches, Gala Dinners, Road Shows, Private Concerts, Event Production services and Training Seminars. In addition to artist and celebrity bookings and event concept development aimed at helping clients find and create their own event platforms.

With access to a long list of local and inernational event suppliers, agents and entertainment consultants, Chillout Productions provides a unique and professional outlook into the world of event management. By finding the right entertainment package, be it a music legend or newcomer, a seasoned actor or a young Hollywood star, Chillout Productions handles it all in the most professional manner, keeping the focus on the objectives behind an event as well as the smallest details.

Chillout Productions is most known for creating the Dubai International Jazz Festival and growing it into one of the most iconic public events in the Gulf. As the most rewarded music event in the UAE ("What's On" award for "The Best Festival" 2006 & 2007 and the EVENT 360 "Best Public Entertainment Event in The Middle East" for 2008, ) the Dubai Jazz Festival continues its tradition of finding new and improved ways to make the experience even more exciting for fans.

The Dubai International Jazz Festival has drawn in over 100, 000 fans since its inception in 2002 with people coming in from across the UAE, GCC and around the world. With 120 artists every year, the Jazz Festival's list of legendary musicians, Grammy award-winning artists, critically-acclaimed jazz and contemporary groups, and pop sensations covers over 40 years of music history.

To compliment the success of its public and private events, Chillout Productions has gained extensive experience in working with TV and other media outlets to increase reach and visibility of its events globally.

write your comments about the article :: 2009 Jazz News :: home page