“The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen.” Duke Ellington – American composer, pianist, and big band leader. Ellington is a pivotal figure in the history of jazz;he preferred to call his music American Music, claiming there were only two types of music, good and bad.
*Jazz in Barbados is prepared by Susan E. Bain
Friday November 1
NEW Nj30 & Friends @ l ‘Attitude in Speightstown, St. Peter with Marius Charlemagne on electric bass, Joseph Callender on tenor sax, Malcolm Griffith on drums with Kirk Layne on keyboard, Neville Robinson on tenor sax, John McKenzie on trumpet. Jazz starts at 9pm; Dinner 6:30-9:30pm.Cover $20.00 except diners
Saturday November 2
NEW Hats off to You: a Celebration of Flowers & Jazz @ Shrewsbury Methodist Church, Well House, St. Phillip, starting at 6pm. Wear your hats! Enjoy an evening of jazz with Roger Gittens on piano, Mylon Clarke on alto sax, Richard Evans on acoustic bass, Errol Bradshaw on drums, vocals by Kellie Cadogan & Paula Hinds. Tickets $30.00 at the door.
NEW Malcolm Griffith Trio @ The Waterfront Café in Bridgetown featuring Malcolm Griffith on drums, Wendell ‘Kerry’ Mason on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass. Jazz starts at 7:30pm. Reservations recommended
Sunday November 3
Piano Jazz with Ebe Gilkes resumes @ The Sandpiper Hotel in Holetown, St. James. 12:30 – 2:30pm; Lunch served ala carte
Lunch with the Crustaceans swing band @ Lobster Alive, Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals, Lord Jenkins on valve trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Reservations are required
NEW Intimate Jazz Up Close & Personal with Ebe Gilkes on piano, Mike Sealy on guitar, Lillian Lorde on vocals @ Andy’s Place, No.1, Newton Terrace, Newton Christ Church; 4–7pm. Cover $50.00 incl. wine & hors d’oeuvres.
Dinner & Jazz with the Benny Alleyne Trio @ Chez Max, St. Lawrence, Christ Church. The band features Benny Alleyne on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums, and guitarist Jerome Jones. Dinner starts at 6pm; Jazz starts at 7pm. Reservations required.
Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic+ @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Kirk Layne on keyboard, Malcolm Griffith on drums. Jazz starts at 7pm.
*Naniki Jazz brunch, Suriname, St. Joseph resumes in November. Check here for details.
Tuesday November 5
All Caribbean Jazz radio program join the conversation with host Wayne Harewood starting at 8pm. Follow the link or call in to (626)414-3450.
Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on piano, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz 7pm – 10m.This is a dinner show; reservations are required.
Wednesday November 6
The Project @ Club Marina, Caven’s Lane, Bridgetown featuring band leader Mylon Clarke on alto sax, Shane Jones on keyboard, Jared Greaves on electric bass, Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz starts at 8pm.
Thursday November 7
NEW Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on piano, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz 7pm – 10m.This is a dinner show; reservations are required.
Wine & Jazz @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap continues solo with saxophonist, David Niles. Ocean15 tells us . . . “if you enjoy the smooth sounds & relaxing tones of Kenny G then you will want to experience David Niles.” Jazz starts at 7:30pm
JazzMaTazz with Nj30 Acoustic @ the Old Jamm Inn, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Melvin Alick on drums, Mark Forde on steel pan. Jazz starts at 9pm
The Waterfront Quartet @ The Waterfront Café in Bridgetown featuring Dr. Michael Krimholtz on piano, Tony Cummins on sax and clarinet, Chris Gibbs on bass guitar, Robert Foster on drums. Jazz starts at 8pm. Reservations recommended
Don’t miss this Jazz . . .
Friday November 8 – Ricky Brathwaite Quartet returns to Birdies Restaurant in Rockley; Jazz starts @ 8pm.
Saturday November 23 & Sunday November 24 – Honey Jam Goes Glam! @ Frank Collymore Hall. Showtime is 8pm
Saturday November 30 – Nj30+ at the Barbados Cruising Club
Sunday December 8 – Christmas Jazz @ Ilaro Court in Barbados
2014 January 16 – 21- Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari in Barbados
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