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cng, perc, GB
Musician / Producer of Electronic and Jazz
A.k.a. Mark Cotgrove M.F.O.S.

As DJ, producer, percussionist and band leader (The Latin Seeds), Snowboy has been spreading the word of Afro-Cuban Jazz for over three decades. After initially being drawn to the Teddyboy rock scene, but after becoming disillusioned with the continued violence he saw surrounding it, he was introduced to jazz and black music by an old friend and never looked back. He began as a DJ in the 1970's, also learning percussion, he found a natural home on the Acid Jazz label, run by Gilles Peterson and Eddie Piller in the late 1980's. As a DJ he also ran the Hi-Hat Jazz-Dance Club at the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town, London, which has been a cornerstone of the jazz dance scene surviving all other club fads. After a wrist injury, he released his 12th album in 2004 appropriately entitled, "New Beginnings". Considered as one of the most knowledgeable jazz dance DJ's worldwide, he has even showcased UK jazz dance music and dancing, with a troupe of dancers, at Yale University in the USA in 2009. Generally considered to be one of Europe's finest congueros (congo players), he usually has a long list of projects on the go. The major one was his book released in 2009 called "From Jazz Funk & Fusion To Acid Jazz: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene", which outlines the various properties of what happened and when through over 10 years of interviews with insiders on the scene and drawing references from publications along the way.

  • Congas
  • Percussion
  • Backing Vocals
  • Cajón
  • Cowbell
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • R&B/Soul
  • Dance
Popular Tracks   
Girl Overboard on Girl Overboard by Snowboy
Never Ever on Never Ever Remix EP by Various Artists
Lucky Fellow on Girl Overboard by Snowboy
Theme from the New Avengers on M.F.O.S. by Snowboy
24 for Betty Page on The 3 Faces of Snowboy by Snowboy
Never Ever - Snowboy Extended Version on Never Ever by Lisa Stansfield
Astralisation on Mo' Jazz by Various Artists
Mambito on Bella Bella by Snowboy & The Latin Section
Casa Forte - Joe Claussell's Spiritual Life Samba Remix on The New Latinaires 2 by Various Artists
Never Ever (Extended Radio Mix) on Never Ever Remix EP by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
The Good FootSnowboy2014Compil.
New Vintage Volume 1Snowboy2012Compil.
Heads &TalesNigel Price Organ Trio, Alex Garnett + Special Guest Snowboy2011Album
Snowboy's Soul SpectacularSnowboy2008Compil.
The Hi-Hat (The World's No.1 Real Jazz Dance Session)Snowboy2006Compil.
Afro Cuban KaleidoscopeSnowboy2006Compil.
The Hi-Hat (The World's Number 1 Jazz Dance Session)Snowboy2005Album
Latin Fever! The Best Of Snowboy's Acid Jazz YearsSnowboy2004Compil.
Untitled EPSnowboy / Oaf2004Album
It's About TimeDr. Bob Jones & The Interns Featuring Snowboy2003Album
The Return Of The Hi-Hat (Essential Cuban, Brazilian Hard Bop + Fusion)Snowboy2001Compil.
Beyond The Snowstorm (Best Of The Acid Jazz Years)Snowboy2001Compil.
The Hi-Hat (The True Jazz Dance Sessions)Snowboy2000Compil.
Casa ForteSnowboy2000Album
The New Latinaires #11Snowboy2000Album
The New Latinaires #6Snowboy Featuring Liliana Chachian1999Album
The Soul Of SnowboySnowboy1999Album
The New AvengersSnowboy1998Album
The Inspirations And Complications E.P.Jaziac Sunflowers Featuring Snowboy1995Album
Where Love LivesAnna Ross With Snowboy1993Album
The 3 Faces Of Snowboy (Girl Overboard)Snowboy1992Album
Lucky FellowSnowboy Featuring Noel McKoy1991Album
Give Me The SunshineSnowboy Featuring Noel McKoy1991Album
Snowboy's House Of LatinSnowboy1989Album
Bring On The BeatSnowboy & The G.L. Band1985Album
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