Bossaphonik is firmly established as Oxford's hub for live jazz-dance and world-dance.

Established in October 2004 by Dan Ofer and Gil Karpas, it has blossomed into a celebratory night and has played host to 100 great bands.

It has become something of a movement and community of people passionate about quality of live music, and of course, dancing the night away.

So come on down to The Cellar on any first Friday of the month and The Bullingdon on alternate months. Chill with your friends for the first hour while the DJs play nourishing music for the mind and soul, experience the energy of a wicked live band, then dance your socks off to the most tasteful global beats till the early hours!


Friday 4th January, 10pm-3am @ The Cellar

Bossaphonik is happilly back to running once a month again and we have another night at The Cellar before it shuts for refurbishment. The live music on the night comes courtesy of Oxford’s best kept secret, the grooving funk fusion sound of Summit 7.

Bossaphonik’s current favourite Oxford-based band, Summit 7 are a fantastic quartet led by jazz groove drummer Darren Hasson-Davis and features Fender Rhodes piano, guitar and bass. For this gig they will be joined by Afro-American jazz saxophone player Mark Mullens who leads his own local funk act, Maslu.  Bassist Hafeez Karar is part of an Oxford based Sudanese music act, The Nile Band. Summit 7 play original grooves for the feet and also the soul with a free improvised feel with a few well chosen covers drawing on funk, jazz fusion, some Afro grooves and a little reggae. They have a residency at The Bullingdon’s jazz night on the first Monday of each month.

The Bossaphonik club session follows Summit 7 with DJ Bossaphonik Dan spinning… Afrobeat * Latin Rhythms * Global Grooves * Future Soul * Nu Jazz Bizniz...

Bossaphonik featuring Summit 7
The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket
£6 adv (wegottickets) / £7 b4 11pm / £8 after 11pm


Friday 1st February, 8pm-midnight @ East Oxford Community Centre

A brand new New Orleans funk based ensemble led by Nubiyan Twist and KOG member Jonny Enser. Having spent time living in New Orleans learning and mastering the sound from the some of the greatest, this band focus on the classic brass-funk rather than the pop covers of many of the current brass bands. This slick 6 piece will energize all with the power, fire and ferocity of the classic brass band sound. 


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Dele Sosimi
Dele Sosimi

Madness of King Georgesqueezin' the klezmer


Azhar Saffar - Sirius B

Brassroots in full swing

fun lovin' fandangoists

Balkan Mayhem - The Destroyers

flaunting flautist!

Inemo Samiama from
The London Afrobeat Collective

Bossa Crowd
bossa crowd