Groovin’ In The Living Room: Virtual Beaches Jazz Fest

Commanding Dance Floors
Virtual Beaches Jazz Festival 2002
Friday, July 18th, 7:30 pm FREE!
Following the momentum of the amazing free Disco, Funk, & House Music community picnic concerts that drew 5,000 people for the past 3 summers, Toronto’s Groovin’ in the Park now Grooving in the Living Room will continue to celebrate the local house music community and feature virtual performances by Chicago House Music Legend Roy Davis Jr. alongside local favorites Jason Palma (Footprints, Higher Ground Radio), DJ Yogi (United Soul), Farbsie Funk (Make it Funky), No Wahala DJs and more.

DJ Spinna’s WONDERFULL at Groovin’ in the Park 2018

Presented by NuFunk Concerts, United Soul, Touch, Ritmo, Mixed Signals Music, FusicoloyDo Right Music as a part of the Beaches Jazz Festival, past performers include DJ Spinna’s WONDER-FULL, Tortured Soul, Tush, Soul Motivators, Footprints DJs, Ritmo Collective, Mike Gibbs, DJ Quesquecest and the city’s rich dance community

Roy Davis Jr. is, in no uncertain terms, a legendary DJ and producer from Chicago who has helped to define electronic music. His self titled soul-electronic sound is a hybrid of garage, disco, r&b, house, hip hop and soul and it has graced everything from underground imprints to major league labels since way back in the 1990′s, including the likes of Defected, Strictly Rhythm, King Street Sounds, XL Recordings and Universal, Sony and Warner Brothers. As a DJ Roy Davis Jr. commands dance-floors and festival stages all over the world with his tight and masterful mixing at places like Smart Bar in Chicago, Yellow in Japan and Fabric in London. Initially turned on to the possibilities of dance music by DJ Pierre, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Marshall Jefferson, and Lil’ Louis, Roy started spinning himself at the age of 12 and during the early 19902 was asked to work as and A&R scout for Strictly Rhythm in New York. Of course, you can’t mention Roy Davis Jr. without mentioning “Gabriel,” released in 1996 on Large Music out of Chicago.  Fast forward to now and Roy still remains one of the worlds most prolific DJ’s & producers in the history of house music. Once again returning to what Roy loves most, continuing to push boundaries with his DJ sets and ongoing production projects.

In 2019, Roy was inducted into the Godfather of House Music’s Frankie Knuckles DJ Hall Of Fame at Chicago’s Chosen Few Picnic in front of 15,000 people.

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Virtual Beaches Jazz Festival 2020

Friday, July 18th, 8pm FREE