Live Jazz in Barbados January 2015

“It’s the group sound that’s important, even when you’re playing a solo. You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That’s jazz. ” Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist, composer, arranger.

Looking for live jazz in Barbados? Here’s what’s happening for January. . .

Friday January 30

The Original Unit -One Night Only @ the new Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Dover Christ Church. Stefan Walcott on keyboard, Neil Newton on bass, David Carnegie on drums. Jazz time 9pm; cover $15.00

Saturday January 31

The Malcolm Griffith Quartet – jazz on the sand @ Johnny Cool’s Jazz and Blues Bar on Dover Beach, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Joseph Callender on sax. Jazz time 7:30pm; no cover; dinner reservations recommended.

George Gill and The Band play for Sunset Jazz @ Dipper’s Bar in the Barbados Cruising Club in Aquatic Gap, St. Michael starting at 5:30pm. All are welcome; no cover

Live Jazz nightly . . .

Each Saturday

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz time 7–10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations required.

Each Sunday

Piano Jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ The Sandpiper Hotel in Holetown, St. James. Joseph Callender on sax and flute joins Ebe in the second set. Lunch served ala carte 12:30–2:30pm.

Crustaceans Swing Band @ Lobster Alive, Dr. Mike Krimholtz on piano & vocals, Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet & vocals, Cecil Bascombe on bass, Frank Glen on drums with Lord Jenkins on trombone & Ronnie Crebin Banjo. Jazz time 1pm-4pm; Lunch served from 12:30pm. Reservations required.

Sunset jazz with Nj30+ Jazz Band & friends @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap. Jazz time 7pm–9:30pm. No cover

Jazz with CiCi & Mike Sealy @ The Crave Restaurant, St Lawrence Gap, featuring CiCi on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz time 8pm–10:30pm.

Each Monday

MD Jazz Duo @ Mr. Vic’s, Paynes’s Bay Main Road, St. James. Enjoy an evening with Mylon Clarke with tenor sax and flute & Darren Massiah on guitar and vocals. Jazz time 7:30 to 9:30pm

Each Tuesday

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz time 7pm – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations required.

Wednesday

Twelve Notes and Rhythm @ Club Marina, Cavens Lane on the Wharf in Bridgetown with Joseph Callender on sax and flute, Francois Clarke on trumpet and vocals, Allan McDowell on guitar, Khalid Batson on guitar and vocals, Randy Dowridge on keyboard. Jazz time 8-10pm. $10 Cover.

Each Thursday

Braddiegroove Groove @ Ocean 15, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Errol Braddie’ Bradshaw on drums, Stefan Walcott on piano, Richard Evans on bass. Jazztime 8pm; no cover. Ocean 15 is in Dover near Sandals Hotel

The Mike Sealy Quartet @ The Crave in St. Lawrence Gap featuring Mike Sealy on guitar and vocals with Boo Rudder on drums, Ty Sealy on bass, Michael Wood on percussion. Jazz time 8:30-11pm; no cover. The Crave Bar and Restaurant, located at the first left turn in St: Lawrence Gap

VSOP Dixieland Jazz Band @ the Waterfront Café featuring Art Taylor on piano, Chris Gibbs on bass, Robert Foster on drums, Andy Voss on trumpet, Tony Cummins on alto sax & clarinet, Ronnie Crebin on banjo. Jazz time 7:30-10:30pm

JazzMaTazz with Nj30+ Jazz Band @ the Old Jammn’ Inn, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Marius Charlemagne on bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Kweku Jalani on trumpet, Kirk Layne on keys, Melvin Alick on drums. Jazz time 9:30pm.

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz time 7–10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations required.

Don’t miss live jazz in February . . .

Sunday February 1 BJS Jazz Hour guest is Neil Newton, Barbadian bassist with Sugarcane Jazz & The Original Unit. Tune in to VOB radio FM 6-7pm. You can catch Neil The Original Unit -One Night Only @ the new Scoopie’s Jazz Club Friday January 30 @ the new Scoopie’s Jazz Club in Dover.

Tuesday February 17 Steve Koven, Canadian jazz pianist returns to Lobster Alive. One night only.

BJS website . . . the latest in live jazz entertainment in Barbados

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* Live Jazz in Barbados is prepared for the Barbados Jazz Society by Susan E. Bain

January 24, 2015 Honey Jazz returns to Frank Collymore Hall!

The 4th annual Honey Jazz concert takes place on Saturday, January 24 at Frank Collymore Hall.

The January concert is a fundraiser for the developmental Honey Jam program which provides performance, networking, mentoring and educational opportunities to young artists in Barbados.

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An elegant evening of stellar live performances, the concert will feature some of the local vocalists from the popular Honey Jam show including Honey Jam Alumni: Gigi Ma’at, Rhesa Garnes, Debbie Reifer, Faith Callender, Ieashia Browne, Christina Dottin, Tionne Hernandez, Karina Goodridge, Jai Josee &Rhea Layne along with guests Kellie Cadogan, Lana Kirton with very special guest UK artist Heather Small of the group M People.

Share the appreciation of jazz with a new generation. Sponsor tickets for music students who may not be able to afford to attend this show. Support the Honey Jazz student ticket drive.

Please click on this link to see Honey Jazz highlights from their last concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI9R-I_T83U

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Support the Honey Jazz student ticket drive with your sponsorship of a ticket @ $50 each. Give the gift of jazz appreciation to the young generation.

For more information contact honeyjambarbados@gmail.com

Sunday July 6 – BJS Jazz Hour guest is jazz pianist Ebe Gilkes

EBE_MG_2302Ebe Gilkes is the icon of jazz in Barbados where he has entertained audiences for over 57 years with his exceptional virtuosity on the piano. His trio and quartet have featured at premier hotels in Barbados, and at jazz clubs, Ebe Gilkes is the pianist of choice frequently accompanying well-known American and European jazz artists. The Ebe Gilkes Quartet has performed at international jazz festivals in Barbados, Trinidad, and Capetown South Africa.

Ebe is among the last of Barbados’ jazz masters. His remberances of the Barbados jazz scene have been documented by CBC Radio (2008) and the Barbados Museum & Historical Society for the I Got Rhythm: the Story of Jazz in Barbados exhibition (2009). The Ebe Gilkes Trio opened the exhibition at an evening concert in the Museum Courtyard.

In 2010 he was awarded the Barbados Service Star for his outstanding contribution to the jazz genre. His other awards include the 1997 Barbados Music & Entertainment Award, the 1998 Barbados International Jazz Festival award, and the Barbados Tourism Authority 2003 award.

The same year, The Ebe Gilkes Trio launched their first CD with guest artist saxophonist Andre Woodvine. The launch concert was held January 14 at Frank Collymore Hall. ‘A lovely way to spend an evening’ is how Barbadian journalist Carl Moore describes  describes the event. Gilkes at FCHall (2)_by Carl Moore

Ebe continues his weekly performance schedule in Barbados at The Sandpiper Hotel and the Coral Reef Hotel, and for private affairs. seb: april 2013

Jazz in Barbados* February 15 – February 21, 2014

“Forgive me if I don’t have the words. Maybe I can sing it & you’ll understand.”  Ella Jane Fitzgerald – an American jazz vocalist, a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. During her 59-year recording career, Ella sold 40 million copies of her 70+ albums, won 13 Grammy Awards. She received the National Medal of Arts by US President Ronald Regan & the Presidential Medal of Freedom by US President George W.H.Bush.

*Jazz in Barbados is prepared by Susan E. Bain

Saturday February 15

“Twilight Jazz” with Marisa Lindsay & 1688 Orchestra @ Errol Barrow Centre, UWI/Cave Hill Campus. Jazz starts @ 7pm, Admission free.  

This concert launches the International Diaspora Festival 2014. For festival events & details, visit the website http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/ebcci/events/IDAFMusicFestival2012.htm

Willie, Andre & Kellie @ 39 Steps Wine Bar, Hastings, Christ Church with Willie Kerr on guitar, Andre Woodvine on sax, Kellie Cadogan on vocals; Jazz 7:30 – 9:30pm. reservations recommended.

Jazz with Rasputin @ Rush Bistro & Bar in St. Lawrence Gap with Antonio Rudder on keys, Damien Neblett on bass, Antonio Boo Rudder on drums. Jazz starts at 7:30pm. Dinner reservations recommended

Jazz with 2 guitars & vocals @ Bistro Monet, Hastings Main Road, Christ Church, featuring George Gill & Victor Linton. Jazz 8pm – 10pm. Reservations required.

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums with Bob Bowen on vocals. Jazz 7pm – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

Jazz World continues @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael, featuring James De Lovell & Counter Point Academy with special guest saxophonist Joseph Callender. Doors open at 8pm; Jazz start at 9pm. No cover; make your donation to keep the music alive

Sunday February 16

Piano Jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ 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 keys, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums with Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet & vocals, Lord Jenkins on valve trombone. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Reservations required.

Jazz with Andre & Stefan @ Water’s Edge, Bougainvillea Hotel, Maxwell Coast, Christ Church, with Andre Woodvine on sax & Stefan den Bossche on guitar. Jazz 6:30pm–10pm; Dinner reservations recommended.

Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic+friends @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap with Marius Charlemagne on bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Kweku Jelani on trumpet, Megan Griffith on keys, Juanita Clarke on drums. Jazz 7pm – 9:30pm.

Jazz with CiCi & Mike @ The Crave in the Gap, St Lawrence Gap, featuring CiCi on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz 9pm – 11pm.

Monday February 17

Mylon Clarke & The Project @ Braddie’s Bar, Bath Village in Dover, Christ Church (St. Lawrence Gap area) featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keys, Jared Greaves on electric bass, and Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz 7pm – 9:30pm.

Tuesday February 18

Canadian Jazz Pianist Steve Koven @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street. Steve sits in with The Lobster Alive TrioLord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz 7pm – 10pm. DINERS ONLY & reservations are required.

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.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wayneg/the-all-caribbean-jazz-show

Wednesday February 19

Jazz with Rasputin @ RUSH Bistro & Bar in the Gap, featuring Antonio Rudder on keys, Damien Neblett on bass and P. Antonio Boo Rudder on drums. Jazz & fine dining from 7.30-10.30pm.

Ricky Brathwaite Quartet @ Birdies Restaurant in Rockley Resort, Christ Church, featuring Ricky Brathwaite on trumpet & vocals, with Michael Cheeseman on guitar & vocals, David Burnett on drums, and Ricky Williams on electric bass. Jazz starts at 8pm; $10.00 cover. *BJS members discount at the door w/ valid membership card

Thursday February 20

Wine & Jazz with Braddie’s Groove @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Errol Bradshaw on drums with Stefan Walcott on keys, Richard Evans on electric bass. Jazz starts at 8pm.

VSOP Dixieland Jazz @ the Waterfront Café with Andy Voss on trumpet, Tony Cummins on clarinet & alto sax, John Duckhouse on trombone, Art Taylor on piano, Chris Gibbs on bass, Ronnie Crebin on banjo, Robert Foster on drums. Jazz 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street, with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums, Bob Bowen on vocals. Jazz 7pm–10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

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. $25.00 cover.

Friday February 21

NEW Damien & Friends @ Braddie’s Bar, Bath Village in Dover, Christ Church (St. Lawrence Gap area) featuring Damien Neblett on electric bass with Boo Rudder on drums, Antonio Rudder on keyboards and Joseph Callender on saxophone. Jazz 9pm – 11:30pm.

Jazz Under the Stars with the Mylon Clarke Project @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keys, Jared Greaves on electric bass, Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz starts at 9pm; $10 cover.

Don’t miss this Jazz . . .

Sunday March 2 BJS Jazz Hour. Tune @ 6pm to VOB Radio 92.9FM when BJS host Barry Taylor and jazz pianist Roger Gittens, discuss all things jazz.

Sunday February 23 Benny Alleyne Trio returns to Chez Max, St. Lawrence, Christ Church. Jazz starts at 7:30pm. Dinner starts @ 6:30pm; reservations recommended

Wednesday February 26 Jazz with CiCi & Mike @ Lime Bar @ the Lime Grove Lifestyle Centre featuring CiCi on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz starts at 9pm.

Saturday March 1 Willie, Andre & Kellie @ 39 Steps Wine Bar, Hastings, Christ Church. Jazz 7:30 – 9:30pm; reservations recommended.

Visit this website for the latest in live jazz entertainment in Barbados

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Jazz in Barbados* February 8 – February 14, 2014

Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style, a trademark, so to speak. They confine themselves to one type of playing. I have no one style. I play as I feel.” Oscar Peterson – Canadian jazz pianist and composer. “OP” to his friends, Peterson’s career spanned over 60 years including over 200 recordings & 8 Grammy Awards. The Oscar Peterson Legacy Trio performed in Barbados at the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Festival January 2014.

*Jazz in Barbados is prepared by Susan E. Bain

Saturday February 8

Jazz World:A Drummer’s Point of View @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael featuring drummer James de Lovell with his new band Counter Point Academy. Jazz start at 9pm

Jazz with Rasputin @ Rush Bistro & Bar in St. Lawrence Gap with Antonio Rudder on keys, Damien Neblett on bass, Antonio Boo Rudder on drums. Jazz starts at 7:30pm. Dinner reservations recommended

Jazz with 2 guitars & vocals @ Bistro Monet, Hastings Main Road, Christ Church, featuring George Gill & Victor Linton. Jazz 8pm – 10pm. Reservations required.

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums with Bob Bowen on vocals. Jazz 7pm – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

Sunday February 9

Piano Jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ 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 keys, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums with Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet & vocals, Lord Jenkins on valve trombone. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Reservations required.

Jazz with Andre & Stefan @ Water’s Edge, Bougainvillea Hotel, Maxwell Coast, Christ Church, with Andre Woodvine on sax & Stefan den Bossche on guitar. Jazz 6:30pm–10pm; Dinner reservations recommended.

Benny Alleyne Trio returns to Chez Max, St. Lawrence, Christ Church, featuring Benny Alleyne on keys, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums with guest Jerome Jones on guitar. Jazz starts at 7:30pm. Dinner starts @ 6:30pm; reservations recommended

Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic & friends @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap with Marius Charlemagne on bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Kweku Jelani on trumpet, Megan Griffith on keys, Juanita Clarke on drums. Jazz 7pm – 9:30pm.

Jazz with CiCi & Mike @ The Crave in the Gap, St Lawrence Gap, with CiCi on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz 9pm – 11pm.

Jazz on Mondays starting February 10

NEW Mylon Clarke & The Project @ Braddie’s Bar, Bath Village in Dover, Christ Church, St. Lawrence Gap area, featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keys, Jared Greaves on electric bass, Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz 7pm – 9:30pm.

Tuesday February 11

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.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wayneg/the-all-caribbean-jazz-show

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz 7pm – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

Wednesday February 12

New on Wednesdays Ricky Brathwaite Quartet @ Birdies Restaurant in Rockley Resort, Christ Church, featuring Ricky Brathwaite on trumpet & vocals, with Michael Cheeseman on guitar & vocals, David Burnett on drums, and Ricky Williams on electric bass. Jazz starts at 8pm; $10.00 cover.*BJS members discount at the door w/ valid membership card

Jazz with Rasputin @ RUSH Bistro & Bar in the Gap, featuring Antonio Rudder on keys, Damien Neblett on bass and P. Antonio Boo Rudder on drums. Jazz & fine dining from 7.30-10.30pm.

Thursday February 13

VSOP Dixieland Jazz @ the Waterfront Café with Andy Voss on trumpet, Tony Cummins on clarinet & alto sax, John Duckhouse on trombone, Art Taylor on piano, Chris Gibbs on bass, Ronnie Crebin on banjo, Robert Foster on drums. Jazz 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street, with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums, Bob Bowen on vocals. Jazz 7pm–10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

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. $25.00 cover.

Wine & Jazz with Braddie’s Groove @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Errol Bradshaw on drums with Stefan Walcott on keys, Richard Evans on acoustic bass. Jazz starts at 7:30pm.

Friday February 14

Jazz Under the Stars with the Mylon Clarke Project @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keys, Jared Greaves on electric bass, Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz starts at 9pm; $10 cover.

Don’t miss this Jazz . . .

Sunday March 2 BJS Jazz Hour. Tune to VOB Radio 92.9FM @ 6pm when BJS host Barry Taylor and jazz pianist Roger Gittens discuss all things jazz.

Saturday February 15 “Twilight Jazz” with Marissa Lindsay & 1688 Orchestra @ Errol Barrow Centre, UWI/Cave Hill Campus starting at 7pm. Admission free. This concert launches the International Diaspora Festival 2014. http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/ebcci/events/IDAFMusicFestival2012.htm

Saturday February 15 & Saturday March 1 Music Night with Willie, Andre & Kellie @ 39 Steps Wine Bar, 7:30 – 9:30pm. Willie Kerr on guitar, Andre Woodvine on sax, Kellie Cadogan on vocals; reservations recommended.

Tuesday February 18 Canadian jazz pianist Steve Koven @ Lobster Alive. Jazz 7pm – 10pm

Wednesday February 26 Jazz with CiCi & Mike @ Lime Bar @ the Lime Grove Lifestyle Centre with CiCi on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz starts at 9pm.

Visit this website for the latest in live jazz entertainment in Barbados

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January 27, 2014

“Jazz is about being in the moment”  Herbie Hancock

January is traditionally jazz month in Barbados.  BJS applauds Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari and Honey Jazz 2014 for maintaining the tradition for keeping jazz alive in Barbados.

Tom Hinds of Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari, Naniki Jazz Festival Barbados 2014(web)brought jazz patrons 6 days of exciting jazz music with a Jazz Adventure in Barbados 2014 at Sea Rocks Dome, Harrison’s Cave, and the Naniki Amphitheatre. This thrilling jazz journey, now in its second year, included Barbados own, saxophonist Arturo Tappin, The Oscar Peterson Legacy Trio, Randy Weston, Mary Wilson of the Supremes in The Story of Lena Horn, and more at http://www.nanikicaribbeanjazzsafari.com/barbados-line-up/Honey Jazz 2014

Honey Jazz . . . ladies sing the blues promised an evening of sweet jazz and did not disappoint. Backed by musicians from the 1688 Collective, the ladies gave the audience just a taste of their amazing potential. View highlights from the show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI9R-I_T83U.

Produced by Ebonnie Rowe, the Honey Jazz concert is a spin-off of Honey Jam Barbados, and a fundraiser for an artist development program that offers mentoring, educational, and showcasing opportunities for young female artists. www.honeyjambarbados.com

People have taken time out of their day and spent their money to come sit down at a concert. And it’s jazz music-it’s not easy for them to get to it. I don’t want them ever to feel that I’m taking their presence lightly. Wynton Marsalis

* Post prepared by Susan E. Bain

Jazz in Barbados* December 26, 2013 – January 4, 2014

“Christmas will always be as long as we stand heart to heart and hand in hand.” Theodor Seuss Geisel, American writer, poet, and cartoonist, widely known as Dr. Seuss, author of children’s books.

*Jazz in Barbados is prepared by Susan E. Bain

Wednesday December 25

Wishing you a jazzy M e r r y C h r i s t m a s

Thursday December 26

NEW Wine & Jazz with Braddie’s Groove @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, featuring Errol Bradshaw on drums with Stefan Walcott on keyboard, and Richard Evans on acoustic bass. Jazz starts at 8pm

NEW Barbados Independence Jazz Series @ Rush Bistro & Bar in St. Lawrence Gap with Bert ‘Panta’ Browne on piano, Mylon Clarke on saxophone, Boo Rudder on drums, Damien Neblett on bass. 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.

VSOP Dixieland Jazz @ the Waterfront Café with Andy Voss  on trumpet, Tony Cummins on clarinet & alto sax, John Duckhouse on trombone, Art Taylor on piano, Chris Gibbs on bass, Chris Gibbs on Bass, Ronnie Crebin on banjo, and Robert Foster on drums . Jazz starts at 7:30pm.

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.

Friday December 27

NEW Ricky Brathwaite Quartet returns to Birdies Restaurant in Rockley Resort, Christ Church, featuring Ricky Brathwaite on trumpet & vocals, with Michael Cheeseman on guitar & vocals, David Burnett on drums, and Ricky Williams on electric bass. Jazz starts at 8pm; $10.00 cover. *BJS members discount at the door w/ valid membership card

Jazz Under the Stars with Mylon Clarke Project @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keyboard, Jared Greaves on electric bass, and Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz starts at 9pm; $10 cover.

Jazz Fridays @ The Beach House in Holetown, St.James with Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Tony Scrooge on drums, and featuring Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals. Jazz starts at 7:30pm.

Saturday December 28

NEW  Sunset Jazz featuring Nj30+ @ Barbados Cruising Club, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael with Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Kweku Jelani on trumpet, Megan Griffith on keyboard, and Juanita Clarke on drums. Jazz starts @ 6pm.

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 – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

Sunday December 29

Piano Jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ 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, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums featuring Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals, Lord Jenkins on valve trombone. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Reservations are required.

Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic+ @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap with Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Kweku Jelani on trumpet, Megan Griffith on keyboard, and Juanita Clarke on drums. Jazz 7pm–9:30pm.

Benny Alleyne Trio @ Chez Max, St. Lawrence, Christ Church featuring Benny Alleyne on keyboard, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums with Jerome Jones on guitar. Jazz starts at 7:30pm.

NEW Jazz with CiCi & Mike @ Crave in the Gap, St Lawrence Gap, featuring CiCi on vocals accompanied by master guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz 9pm–11pm.

Tuesday December 31          Bring in your New Year with Jazz

NEW “Rasputin” @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Roger’s Road, Government Hill, St. Michael with Antoino”Boo” Rudder on drums, Antoino Rudder, Jr. on organ, and featuring Kweku Jelani on trumpet. Doors open at 9pm; Jazz 10:30pm to 12:30am. Cover $50.

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 – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

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.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wayneg/2013/12/2/the-all-caribbean-jazz-show

Wednesday January 1, 2014

Happy New Year !!!

The Executive of the Barbados Jazz Society wishes you a jazzy and prosperous New Year. We look forward to your continued support to Keep Jazz Alive.

Thursday January 2

NEW Jazz with CiCi returns to Lime Bar @ the Lime Grove Lifestyle Centre featuring CiCi on vocals accompanied by master guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz starts at 9pm

Wine & Jazz with Braddie’s Groove @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, featuring Errol Bradshaw on drums with Stefan Walcott on keyboard, and Richard Evans on acoustic bass. Jazz starts at 8pm

Barbados Independence Jazz Series @ Rush Bistro & Bar in St. Lawrence Gap with Bert ‘Panta’ Browne on piano, Boo Rudder on drums, Joe Truss &
Onika Best on percussion, Mylon Clarke & Joseph Calendar on saxophones with other featured artistes. Jazz starts at 8:00pm

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

VSOP Dixieland Jazz @ the Waterfront Café with Andy Voss  on trumpet, Tony Cummins on clarinet & alto sax, John Duckhouse on trombone, Art Taylor on piano, Chris Gibbs on bass, Chris Gibbs on Bass, Ronnie Crebin on banjo, and Robert Foster on drums. Jazz starts at 7:30pm.

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on piano, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Jazz starts at 7pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

Friday January 3

Jazz Fridays @ The Beach House in Holetown, St.James with Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Tony Scrooge on drums, and featuring Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals. Jazz starts at 7:30pm

Jazz Under the Stars with Mylon Clarke Project @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keyboard, Jared Greaves on electric bass, and Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz starts at 9pm; $10 cover.

Saturday January 4

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 – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

Don’t miss this Jazz . . .

January 5, 2014 BJS Jazz Hour 6pm-7pm on VOB Radio 92.9FM. Tune in when host Jerome Jones and saxophonist Arturo Tappin discuss all things jazz.

January 5  Jazz saxophonist and composer Andre Woodvine with the inimitable guitarist, Stefan Van den Bossche @ Water’s Edge, Bougainvillea Hotel, Maxwell Coast, Christ Church. Jazz 6:30pm–10pm; Reservations recommended.

January 16–21  Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari starts in Barbados

January 19 Honey Jazz returns to Frank Collymore Hall

February 1 Andre Woodvine, Barbadian saxophonist, joins the Fal Fret Quintet from Martinique @ New Morning Jazz Club in Paris, France

Visit this website for the latest in live jazz entertainment in Barbados

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Jazz in Barbados* December 13 – December 20, 2013

“You must own it to play it.” Roy Haynes – American jazz drummer & bandleader, among the most recorded drummers in jazz, with a career lasting more than 60 years. Haynes has a highly expressive, personal style; “Snap Crackle” was a nickname given him in the 1950s.

*Jazz in Barbados is prepared by Susan E. Bain

Friday December 13

NEW  Jazz Fridays returns to The Beach House in Holetown, St.James with Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Tony Scrooge on drums, and featuring Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals. Jazz starts at 7:30pm

Jazz Under the Stars with Mylon Clarke Project @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keyboard, Jared Greaves on electric bass, and Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz starts at 8pm; $10 cover.

Saturday December 14

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 – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

Sunday December 15

Piano Jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ The Sandpiper Hotel in Holetown, St. James. 12:30 – 2:30pm; Lunch served ala carte

NEW Naniki pre-Christmas Jazz Lunch @ Naniki Restaurant, Suriname, St. Joseph. Come join us this Sunday for a tasty pre-Christmas Sunday Lunch served from 12noon.

Lunch with the Crustaceans Swing Band @ Lobster Alive, Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums featuring Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals, Lord Jenkins on valve trombone. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Reservations are required

NEW  Jazz with CiCi & Mike @ Crave in the Gap, St Lawrence Gap, featuring CiCi on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz 9pm – 11pm.

Benny Alleyne Trio @ Chez Max, St. Lawrence, Christ Church featuring Benny Alleyne on keyboard, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums with Jerome Jones on guitar. Jazz starts at 7:30pm.

Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic+friends @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap with Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callender on saxophone, Kweku Jelani on trumpet with guests on keyboard & drums. Jazz starts at 7pm.

Tuesday December 17

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 – 10pm. This is a dinner show; reservations are required.

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.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wayneg/2013/12/2/the-all-caribbean-jazz-show

Wednesday December 18

NEW Jazz with CiCi returns to Lime Bar @ the Lime Grove Lifestyle Centre featuring Cici on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz starts at 9pm

Barbados Independence Jazz Series 2 @ Rush Bistro & Bar in St. Lawrence Gap with Bert ‘Panta’ Browne on piano, Boo Rudder on drums, Joe Truss & Onika Best on percussion, Mylon Clarke & Joseph Callendar on saxophone & other featured artistes. Jazz starts at 8:00pm

Thursday December 19

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

VSOP Dixieland Jazz band is back @ the Waterfront Café with Andy Voss  on trumpet, Tony Cummins on clarinet & alto sax, John Duckhouse on trombone, Art Taylor on piano, Chris Gibbs on bass, Chris Gibbs on Bass, Ronnie Crebin on banjo, and Robert Foster on drums . Jazz starts at 7:30pm.

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, with solo 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

Friday December 20

NEW  Jazz Fridays returns to The Beach House in Holetown, St.James with Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Tony Scrooge on drums, and featuring Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals.Jazz starts at 7:30pm

Jazz Under the Stars – Mylon Clarke Project @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club, Rogers Road, Government Hill, St. Michael featuring Mylon Clarke on alto & tenor sax, backed by Sean Jones on keyboard, Jared Greaves on electric bass, and Dwayne Marshall on drums. Jazz starts at 8pm; $10 cover.

Don’t miss this Jazz . . .

Friday December 27Ricky Brathwaite Quartet returns to Birdies Restaurant in Rockley Resort, Christ Church. Jazz starts at 8pm; $10.00 cover. *BJS members discount at the door w/ valid membership card

Saturday December 28Sunset Jazz with the Nj30 returns to Dippers @ the Barbados Cruising Club, Acquatic Gap, St. Michael.

Jazz 2014

January 16 – 21Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari starts in Barbados

January 19Honey Jazz returns to Frank Collymore Hall

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