Hip-hop couple Kelis and Nas paid tribute to their jazz roots by booking veteran group THE HEATH BROTHERS to play at their wedding on 8 January (05).

Both Kelis' late father and Nas' dad OLU DARA had played with the Heath Brothers - and the rapper had sampled the group on his ONE LOVE hit.

Wedding planner DIANN (corr) VALENTINE says, "The music was very carefully thought out. Both Kelis and Nas wanted to pay respect to their fathers - and their fathers' jazz backgrounds.

"The music made the whole thing very personal. They could have just booked a peer to perform but this was a wedding, not a concert."

25/01/2005 21:11