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Bluey aka Jean-Paul Maunick of Incognito

Bluey (Jean-Paul Maunick) born in 1957 on the island of Mauritius is a British guitarist, bandleader, composer and record producer. He has led the British acid jazz band Incognito since its formation in 1979. With Incognito, he has released sixteen studio albums as well as a number of live albums, remix albums and compilation albums. Prior to forming Incognito, Bluey was a founding member of the UK groups Freeez and Light of the World. His record production credits include artists such as George Benson, Mario Biondi, Phillip Bailey, Maxi Priest, Maysa and Terry Callier; he has also collaborated with Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Paul Weller, Anastasia, Lulu, George Duke, Carleen Anderson, Omar, Leon Ware, Al McKay, Hamish Stuart and Chaka Khan. Bluey has also remixed songs for several artists including Electribe 101, D'Angelo, R. Kelly and The Brand New Heavies. He and his band have been responsible for spearheading several charity led projects including the 1994 Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by Time magazine. In 1996, the band contributed "Water to Drink" to the AIDS-benefit album Red Hot + Rio, also produced by the Red Hot Organization. He created the Hope Collective in response to the 2004 Tsunami along with Steve Winwood, Amp Fiddler, Jocelyn Brown and many other musical leading lights. In 2011 he collaborated with Larry Carlton, Mark King of Level 42, Corinne Drewery of Swing Out Sister and Leee John along with a host of top notch Japanese singers and musicians under the banner of Love For Japan to raise funds for the victims of another devastating Tsunami. Recently collaborated with Kelli Sae and the current members of Incognito to make the single "Brighter than the sun" to aid the victims of hurricane Sandy and typhoon Bopha. 2013 sees the release of debut of his solo album "Leap Of Faith". Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick born in 1957 in Mauritius is a British guitarist, composer and record producer. Leader of INCOGNITO & CITRUS SUN.

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