Nile Rodgers & CHIC

  • Main Stage
    Monday 15•July•2024

Nile Rodgers and his legendary disco-funk band CHIC are treating Gent Jazz to a show full of slick beats, funky baselines and rhythmic guitar riffs. So, warm up your dancing legs and vocal chords, because it promises to be a sultry summer evening.

As a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers is genuinely exceptional among music legends. He is the pioneer of a musical language which produced hits such as 'Le Freak’ and stimulated the emergence of hip-hop with 'Good Times’. As a result of his contribution to the musical world, he is included in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Nile Rodgers proves himself time and again in new musical domains and successfully pushes the boundaries of pop music. He is currently the very first Chief Creative Advisor for the inimitable Abbey Road Studios, leads the highly acclaimed Apple Music 1's 'Deep Hidden Meaning Radio with Nile Rodgers’ and, since 2002, has been co-founder and chairman of the We Are Family Foundation.

Nile's unforgettable live performances with CHIC are included in 'festival best performances’ at both Glastonbury and Coachella, resulting in a BBC Music Awards nomination for 'Best Live Performance’. And the LA Times wrote: 'Nile Rodgers’ influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future’.