Live Jazz in Barbados for April

Each Sunday

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

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. This is a dinner show; reservations are required. Jazz time 7–10pm.

Each Thursday

Featured Artist Mark Forde on Pan, with Lowrey Leon on Keys, Andre Forde on Drums and Richard “Bill” Evans on Bass, come out and give your support. Admission $10.00 Jazz Time 8- 10pm.

Each Saturday

Mark Forde and Shane Jones @ Waterfront Cafe in Canvas Lane, Bridgetown, St.Michael. Reservations required. Jazz time 7pm – 10pm.

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

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INTERNATIONAL JAZZ WEEK 2016 IS COMING UP IN APRIL!

SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE EVENTS

Sun.  April 24:-       Jazzy Church service @ Christ The King

Wed. April 27:-      “Students on Fire” @t Scoopies Jazz Club

Thu. April 28:-        Braddie’s Groove @ Oceans 15

Fri.  April 29:-         Panel Discussion “50 Years of Jazz” @ Barbados

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SAT. APRIL 30:    THE BIG JAZZ CONCERT EVENT @ DIVI Southwinds (a treat  in store)

Details to come soon!

 

Sunday December 6 BJS Jazz Hour @ 6pm special guest Sherry Winston

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Sunday December 6 tune in to VOB 92.9 FM @ 6pm when Sherry Winston, American Jazz Flutist, is the guest on the BJS Jazz Hour with host Jerome Jones

The much-admired instrumentalist Sherry Winston is one of modern jazz’s biggest innovators, thanks to her classic arrangements issued throughout the ’80s and ’90s. She plays into other major trailblazers such as Najee, Grover Washington, and Quincy Jones, while receiving critical acclaim from around the world that has lasted throughout her entire career. A multi-Grammy nominee, an educator, and performer, Winston plays with a delicate balance.
At age 11, Winston first picked up the flute and by the time she was a student at Howard University, she was already shaping a name for herself. She began touring with a jazz ensemble, which included R&B chanteuse Roberta Flack, later landing herself a job as the National Director of Jazz Promotions at Columbia Records. There, Winston shaped the careers of Miles Davis, George Michael, Hubert Laws, and the Marsalis Brothers.

Her defining role in the music industry, however, was not to be on the business side: Winston yearned to have a recording career as a flutist. She issued Do It for Love just prior to her major-label Grammy-nominated debut Love Is… in 1980. Love Madness followed in 1986, but Winston took a long break before releasing her fourth album Life Is Love and Love Is You in mid-2000. She has crafted her contemporary jazz stylings into something to be desired. Aside from her work as an artist, Winston has also appeared on The Today Show on NBC and BET. She has performed with the likes of Chaka Khan, Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, and Roy Ayers, as well as participating with various festivals: the Kentucky Center for the Arts Spring Fest, the Hartford Jazz Festival, and the Jackie Robinson Jazz Festival. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi.

Sunday October 4 tune in to VOB 92.9 FM @ 6pm when George Gill, the entertaining jazz vocalist, is the guest on the BJS Jazz Hour with host Jerome Jones.

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Sunday Oct 4 tune in to VOB 92.9 FM @ 6pm when George Gill, the entertaining jazz vocalist, is the guest on the BJS Jazz Hour with host Jerome Jones.

George Gill –  George has entertained audiences in Australia, Italy, and Turkey. George brings with him training in the performing arts from the Academmia Sharoff of Roma, and enjoyed a stint under the big tent at Italian circus Il Clown Gianni E La Teca Dell’Immaginario, entertaining thousands of people across Italy. When he isn’t serenading his audience in English, Spanish or Italian, his wit, charm and reputed ‘gift of gab’ is more than enough to leave you smiling
Tune in to VOB 92.9FM the first Sunday of each month for the best in jazz music listening. Plumtree Club at Rockley sponsors the BJS Jazz Hour.

Saturday September 12 BJS Presents Ebe’s Birthday Celebrations @ 7:30 pm

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  Saturday 12 September 7:30pm

    at

      Birdie’s Restaurant

    Rockley Golf Club

    Admission $25.00

           Benny Alleyne on the piano; Cecil Bascombe on the Bass;

      &

          Juanita Clarke  on the Drums.

Sunday September 6 BJS Jazz Hour @ 6pm special guest Mario Porchetta

Sunday September 6 tune in to VOB 92.9 FM @ 6pm when Mario Porchetta, percussionist and the leader of Jazz3, is the guest on the BJS Jazz Hour with host Barry Taylor.

Mario Porchetta – percussionist and the leader of Jazz3  a trio that combines modern and traditional jazz with Caribbean rhythms will be featured guest on BJS Radio Show.  Mario has performed in Europe, Africa, Asia and in the Caribbean including performing three times at  the Barbados Jazz Festival and at the St. Lucia Jazz festival.
Tune in to VOB 92.9FM the first Sunday of each month for the best in jazz music listening. Plumtree Club at Rockley sponsors the BJS Jazz Hour.

Sunday June 7 BJS Jazz Hour @ 6pm special guest Sue Walcott reminisces on the Waterfront Café

BJS_Jazz_HourSunday June 7 tune in to VOB 92.9 FM @ 6pm when Sue Walcott, proprietor of the Waterfront Café in Bridgetown, is the guest on the BJS Jazz Hour with host Jerome Jones.

The legendary Waterfront Café recently closed its doors after over 30 years at its location along the wharf in Bridgetown where it was the place to be for live Jazz in Barbados.

Sunday June 7, between 6pm and 7 pm, Sue reminisces with host Jerome Jones about her career as Café owner and manager, and the musicians, both local and international, who played jazz music on the stage. Listeners are in for a special treat with tracks of great music from some of those musicians.

Tune in to VOB 92.9FM the first Sunday of each month for the best in jazz music listening. Plumtree Club at Rockley sponsors the BJS Jazz Hour.

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Sunday March 1 on the BJS Jazz Hour Barbadian Tenor Saxophonist Mylon Clarke discusses all things jazz

Young Barbadian Saxophonist Mylon Clarke shares his experiences with BJS Jazz Hour host Jerome Jones following his win of the prestigious Berklee College of Music Summer Scholarship 2014. Mylon is a graduate of the Barbados Community College Music Program.

Sagicor Christmas Jazz is an annual event in Barbados. The Sagicor Christmas Jazz Summer Scholarship is a 5-week award that includes full tuition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and all expenses. Barbadian trumpeter Kweku Jalani, winner of the 2015 Sagicor Christmas Jazz scholarship, will be heading off to Boston this summer.

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Mylon Clarke entertains at a BJS member's mingle. Along with Mylon is Darrin Massiah on guitar & Lorin Jackson on bass. July 2012

Mylon Clarke entertains at a BJS member’s mingle. Along with Mylon is Darrin Massiah on guitar & Lorin Jackson on bass.

Check out Mylon’s gigs around Barbados. For listing on this site go to Live Jazz Barbados.

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