February marks both J Dilla’s birthday (February 7, 1974) and the anniversary of his passing (February 10, 2006), as well as the release date of his opus Donuts in 2006. Ever since February 2007 there have been loving tributes held for J Dilla around the world. Here are a few in 2014.
J Dilla’s mother Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey and brother John “Illa Jay” Yancey will be at the events in Manchester UK, Bristol UK, and London. J Rocc will be spinning at the Los Angeles event. Slum Village will perform at the Miami event.
January 30: Manchester UK at The Roadhouse, with Illa J and Ma Dukes, 8 Newton Street, M1 2AN TICKETS
January 25: Paris at Le Bellevilloise, 19-21 rue Boyer, 75020
February 1: Albany NY at The Hollow Bar, 79 North Pearl St INFO
February 1: Los Angeles at Boombox with J Rocc & Frank Nitt, Grand Star Jazz Club, 943 N.Broadway, 90012
February 1: Bristol, UK at Exchange with Illa J and Ma Dukes, 72-73 Old Market, BS2 0EJ TICKETS
February 2: London at Scala with Illa J and Ma Dukes, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, N1 9NL TICKETS
February 9: Detroit – DILLA YOUTH DAY at 5E Gallery, 4605 Cass Avenue, 48201 INFO
February 13: Miami at Bardot with Slum Village, 3456 N Miami Ave, 33186 TICKETS
February 15: Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave INFO
February 23: Washington DC at U Street Music Hall; 1115 U St NW, 20009 TICKETS