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 1st December
@ The Cellar

The coming Bossaphonik is back at The Cellar on Fri 1st December, and for the first time - we'll be hosting a pure ska and reggae outfit, the young mischievous big band - “Chainska Brassika”

The 8 piece have been spreading their contagious blend of horn-driven ska and reggae originals all accross the UK, mainland Europe and beyond for the last few years. This year the band has reached new heights, recording their second album in Kingston, Jamaica, which features legend Toots Hibbert, from world renowned Toots and The Maytals. They've also recently supported Madness on a UK tour and played at many of the best festivals - Glastonbury, Boomtown, Ostrada Reggae and many others.

Come experience their blaring brass ska goodness for the first time in Oxford!!

“Fabulous and refreshing”
David Rodigan, BBC 1 xtra

“Fast rising stars of the London ska scene”
Richie Cadence, efestivals.

Chainska Brassica

Following the band will be Bossaphonik DJs spinning luscoius global reggae * Afrobeat * soukous * dancefloor * Latin jazz * brazilica * cumbia * balkan beats * soul jazz * electro swing * nu jazz bizniz!

Night: Bossaphonik
Venue: The Cellar, Frewin Court, off Cornmarket St
Band: Chainska Brassika
DJs: Bossaphonik DJs tbc
Times: 10pm - 3am, band on at 11pm
Price: £7 advance (+70p booking fee) / £9 on the door

Hope you can make it


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flaunting flautist!

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