In the very well curated mix at Birmingham's Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul festival this summer main headliners include seminal Coventry two-tone legends The Specials.
Jazz-heads choice within the three-day fest includes Rosie Frater-Taylor (on the Friday); Secret Night Gang (Saturday); Ill Considered, CollapseUncollapse, Julie Dexter and the soaraway Lady Blackbird (Sunday).
Julie Dexter was born in Birmingham and has lived in Atlanta for years. Julie’s single 'Ketch a Vibe' was featured in successful national radio ads for President Barack Obama during the great man's history-making first White House run.
The festival is held in Moseley Park. Dates are 8-10 July
Julie Dexter, top