Jazzie B (Soul II Soul)
10.04.2011 | 01:30
The first sound man to be honoured by Her Majesty the Queen, Jazzie B is a true soul legend. He is best known as a founding member of the musical group Soul II Soul.
Fusing influences ranging from Caribbean dub and reggae to West African drumbeats to American R&B and jazz, originator Jazzie B formed Soul II Soul as a platform for a variety of rotating musicians to join in performing in his new style of dance music. "We're not a band," Jazzie B told the press, "we're a concept." Jazzie B has also produced and remixed tracks for The Fine Young Cannibals, Incognito, Maxi Priest, James Brown, Kym Mazelle, Cheryl Lynn, Public Enemy, Johnny Gill, Groove Armada, Isaac Hayes, Sinead O'Connor, Teena Marie, Ziggy Marley, George Michael, The Jones Girls, Nas, Estelle, and Destiny's Child.
Jazzie B is the founding Director of the Featured Artists Coalition, which protects the rights of musical artists and promotes transparency in the music industry.
In 2002, he was listed first in the Business category of the 100 Great Black Britons list.
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