If I’m known for anything it will probably be as a Latin Percussionist, Band Leader, Recording Artist and a DJ of different permutations and era’s of Jazz, Latin, Funk and Soul, so no one was more surprised than I when Wayne Hemingway MBE contacted me and offered me a job as a curator at the inaugural and enormous ‘Vintage’ festival at Goodwood on the Sussex Downs in 2010. I’ve been a music writer, reviewer and CD compiler for years and have even written a music history book (“From Jazz Funk And Fusion To Acid Jazz”). I have a very varied 30,000 piece record collection which started in earnest in the early 1970’s. I am just one of these boring people that just retains all kinds of musical facts and figures that make people glaze-over when I talk to them, so it’s great to put that knowledge to some use at last. So here I am now at ‘Vintage’: the curator of 1940’s music and entertainment in the 2,000 capacity ‘Torch Ballroom’.

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