A part of the international music scene for over 30 years, Russ Dewbury is a DJ, live music promoter, record compiler, radio broadcaster & producer, and peerless aficionado. Dewbury’s unique style spans the whole Black Music spectrum from Funk and Soul to Electro Jazz, D&B and Tropical Beats.
Based in Brighton, Russ is one of the UK’s top DJs performing at high profile festivals and club nights in over 40 countries. As an acknowledged champion of live music, Russ is also the curator of the renown Brighton Jazz Bop festival. Commencing in 1988 and presenting artists such as The Roots, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Jamiroquai, The Cinematic Orchestra, Alice Russell & Quantic Soul Orchestra, Fat Freddy’s Drop, and Spearhead amongst hundreds of others, the Brighton Jazz Bop is often credited as the forerunner to today’s festival culture.
Dewbury ran the longest running club session in the world – the Brighton Jazz Rooms – from 1987 until 2013 and persuaded Chicago Soul singer, Terry Callier to come out of retirement before going on to manage him. He gained a UK Top 20 hit when he convinced old friend, Norman Cook/Fatboy Slim to remix Jean Jacques Perry’s cult hit EVA.