Jazz in Barbados January 4-10, 2013

“Life is a lot like Jazz … its best when you improvise.” George Gershwin – pianist & composer

Here’s what’s happening this week on the jazz scene

Friday January 4

CiCi and friends @ The Waterfront Café starting at 8pm featuring CiCi on vocals with Wendell Mason on piano, David Carnegie on drums, and Richard Evans on acoustic bass.

Jazz Friday @ The Beach House in Holetown, St. James starting at 7:30pm featuring Mike Krimholtz on piano & vocals, John Duckhouse on trombone & vocals, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, and Tony Scrooge on drums

Saturday January 5 

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm featuring Roger Gittens on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on trombone, and Frank Glen on drums

Kool Jazz @ The Waterfront Café starting at 7:30pm with Bert Brown on piano, Linus Yaw on bass, and Boo Rudder on drums

Sunday January 6

Piano jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ The Sandpiper in Holetown 12:30 – 2:30pm. Lunch served ala carte

Jazz lunch with The Crustaceans 5-piece Swing Band @ Lobster Alive starting at 12:30pm

Jazz brunch @ Naniki Restaurant in Suriname, St. Joseph 11:30am – 3pm

Jazz lunch @ Round House in Bathsheba 12noon – 3pm featuring Stefan van den Bossche on guitar with vocals by Gwen Taylor 

Sunset jazz with Nj30 @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort in St. Lawrence Gap at Dover starting at 6:30pm

Andre Woodvine on saxophone & Stefan Van den Bossche on guitar @ Lanterns Restaurant, Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church starting at 7:30pm

Tuesday January 8

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm featuring Roger Gittens on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on trombone, and Frank Glen on drums

Thursday January 10

Roger Gittens ‘A Taste of Me’ sunset jazz concert@ Frank Collymore Hall. Show starts at 6:15pm. Performing with Roger is Kelly Cadogan-vocals, Andre Woodvine-saxophone, Andre Forde-steel pan, Richard Evans-bass, Errol Bradshaw-drums. Admission is free. Patrons should be seated by 6pm.

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm with Wendell Mason on piano, Neil Newton on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on trombone, and Frank Glen on drums

Wine & Jazz with Mike Sealy & Friends @ Ocean15 in St. Lawrence Gap at Dover starting at 8pm

VSOP Dixieland Jazz Band @ The Waterfront Café in Bridgetown starting @ 8pm with Andy Voss on trumpet & vocals, John Duckhouse on trombone & vocals, Tony Cummins on clarinet & sax, Art Taylor on piano, Robert Foster on drums, Ronnie Crebbin on banjo, and Cecil Bascombe on electric bass.

Watch for more jazz . . .

BJS presents ‘One Night Only’ featuring Andre Woodvine with The Original Unit Saturday January 26 @ Divi Southwinds. Tickets: $35.00 BJS members; $40.00 non-members. For further information & tickets e-mail bdosjazzsociety@gmail.com or post a note to this blog.

Honey Jazz . . . ladies sing the blues Saturday January 12 @ Frank Collymore Hall starting at 7pm. Tickets $40.00 available at Diamonds International

Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari takes off in Barbados January 17 to January 21 @ various exciting venues. Setails @ www.nanikicaribbeanjazzsafari.com


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