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 Donuts in 2006. Since that time, every year around February, 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.
Jan 30: Manchester UK at The Roadhouse with Illa J and Ma Dukes, 8 Newton Street, M1 2AN | TICKETS
Jan 25: Paris at Le Bellevilloise, 19-21 rue Boyer, 75020
Feb 1: Albany NY at The Hollow Bar, 79 North Pearl St | INFO
Feb 1: Los Angeles at Boombox with J Rocc & Frank Nitt, Grand Star Jazz Club, 943 N.Broadway, 90012
Feb 1: Bristol UK at Exchange, with Illa J and Ma Dukes, 72-73 Old Market, BS2 0EJ TICKETS
Feb 2: London at Scala with Illa J and Ma Dukes, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, N1 9NL | TICKETS
Feb 7: Detroit – DILLA DAY DETROIT at Fillmore, 2115 Woodward Ave, 48201 | TICKETS
Feb 7: Sydney, Australia at The Basement, 29 Reiby Pl | TICKETS
Feb 9: Detroit – DILLA YOUTH DAY at 5E Gallery, 4605 Cass Avenue, 48201 | INFO
Feb 13: Miami at Bardot, with Slum Village, 3456 N Miami Ave, 33186 | TICKETS
Feb 15: Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Ave | INFO
Feb 23: Washington DC at U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St NW, 20009 | TICKETS