Jazz in Barbados – December 7-13, 2012

. . . “Listening is more important than anything because that’s what music is; somebody is playing something & you’re receiving it.” Carla Bley,jazz pianist & composer

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

Friday December 7th

CiCi and the Roger Gittens Trio @ The Waterfront Café starting at 8pm featuring CiCi on vocals with Roger Gittens on piano; David Carnegie on drums; Richard Evans on acoustic bass.

Saturday December 8th

1688 Orchestra under the direction of Stephen Walcott @ Hastings Rocks; Sunset Concert starting at 5pm

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7:30pm

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

Sunday December 9th

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 featuring Stefan van den Bossche on guitar with vocals by Gwen Taylor; 12noon – 3pm.

Nj30 jazz quartet @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort in St. Lawrence Gap at Dover starting at 6:30pm; Kirk Layne on keyboard, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Marius Charlemagne on electric bass, and Rashad Hinds on drums

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

Monday December 10th

‘Music on the Mound’ @ Performing Hall, Barbados Community College, 11am to 8pm.

A full day of great music by the College’s students. The jazz ensembles will be featured 6 to 8pm.

The Mound refers to the grassy area outside the hall where there is seating and a tent with refreshments on sale.

Admission is free; music lovers are asked to patronize the food and beverage stalls as proceeds go toward production costs.

Tuesday December 11th

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7:30pm

Thursday December 13th

Mike Sealy & Friends @ Ocean15 in St. Lawrence Gap at Dover starting at 7:30pm

VSOPDixieland Jazz Band @ The Waterfront Café in Bridgetown starting @ 8pm
Andy Vossontrumpet & vocals);John Duckhouseon trombone & vocals; Tony Cumminson clarinet & sax;Art Tayloronpiano,Robert Fosterondrums,Ronnie Crebbin on banjo, andCecil Bascombeonelectric bass.

Heads up for more jazz next week . . . .