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 February, 8pm-midnight @ East Oxford Community Centre

*** Early Show - band on at 9pm! ***

UpslideDown is a flagship collective playing some of the most powerful music to grace our planet - New Orleans beass funk. Led by trumpeter Jonny Enser of Nubiyan Twist and K.O.G, the band features up-and-coming London jazz musicians.

UpslideDown go against the grain of the recent resurgence of brass bands playing largely pop covers and instead pay homage to the repertoir that birthed the line-up of the modern brass band. Band leader Jonny lived in New Orleans and soaked up music in the region that the sound spawned from, jamming with some of the greatest bands.

Now back in the UK the experience has led to the creation of UpslideDown - a band that draws on the most furious New Orleans funk and elevates every space into a frenzy.

Following the live music is a Bossaphonik club session. DJ Dan Ofer spins...

Nu jazz * Future Soul * Afrobeat * Latin Rhythms * Global Grooves

Bossaphonik featuring UpslideDown
The East Oxford Community Centre, off Cornmarket
£8 adv (wegottickets) / £9 b4 9pm / £10.

130 capacity event - no need for disappointment!


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fun lovin' fandangoists

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flaunting flautist!

Inemo Samiama from
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Bossa Crowd
bossa crowd