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 over 100 different 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 and 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 jazz dance and global beats till the early hours!


Friday 20th January, 8pm-1.30am

Happy New Year!

Bossaphonik looks set to be full of musical treasures for our dancing pleasure in 2023. The first night of the year kicks off with DJ Max Reinhardt alongside Bossaphonik DJs on Friday 20th January.

Max Reinhardt is well known as a presenter and DJ on the classic award winning BBC Radio 3 show, Late Junction. This seminal, experimental late night show ran three evenings a week with Max at the helm amongst others for 12 years. The show redefines what eclectic can mean on the radio, described as a “radio jewel,” attracting open-minded listeners to a staggering wealth of music. The sounds emitted on a Late Junction show can transport the listener from Medieval ballads juxtaposed with 21st century electronica, or jazz, followed by international folk music followed by an ambient track. A programme where the real star of the show is the music!

Max currently presents a global beats show on BBC World Service and has taken his Late Junction ethos into a new chapter of radio adventures with a weekly show on Soho Radio. Providing sonics for the musically curious, Max utilises the three hour show time by often delving into longer pieces of music and hosting an astonishingly varied line up of guests. Max Reinhardt’s career as a DJ extends beyond the scope of Radio, he has also put together a host of innovative club nights in the UK and beyond, pairing up with Rita Ray to run events such as Mambo Inn and The Shrine for all things Afro-dance in the capital. He is also a composer and music director, having written music that has featured on BBC children’s TV and a number of theatrical productions. Max Reinhardt also wrote a regular column in the legendary Straight No Chaser Magazine which ran for 20 years and was a true music bible for lovers of the jazz dance scene.

Joining Max Reinhardt are Bossaphonik resident DJs Dan Ofer and DJ Badger, who have hosted and played Bossaphonik nights since its inception over 18 years ago!

The three DJs will deliver dancefloor joy for over 5 hours with sounds such as…

Jazz Funk * Afrobeat * Dub Reggae * Afro Jazz * Soukous * Latin Jazz * Brazilica * Cumbia * Balkan Beats * Global Hip Hop * Soul Jazz * Electro Swing * Future Soul * Nu Jazz Bizniz and much Global Beat Eclecticism!

Friday 20th January

Bossaphonik Presents DJ Max Reinhardt + Bossaphonik resident DJs
Cowley Workers Social Club (Between Towns Road, OX4 3LZ. Bus 1,5,10 from city centre, goes up Cowley Road and stops directly outside the venue til 3am)
8pm – 1:30am
Just £6 advance / £7 student ID / £9 on the door

Hope you can make it!!


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