Jazz in Barbados April 5 – 11, 2013


Jazz is about being in the moment.”  Herbie Hancock – legendary American pianist and composer, and leading force behind UNESCO’s International Jazz Day on April 30, 2013.

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

Friday April 5

NEW Twilight Jazz Big Band Jazz Concert with the Detroit-Barbados Jazz Connection @ Walcott Warner Theatre, Errol Barrow Center, UWI Campus starting featuring trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and his wife, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Joan Belgrave augmented by the BCC Big Band. A free concert starting @ 7pm.

Marcus Belgrave www.marcusbelgrave.net is a jazz educator and musical director; he is the last remaining member of the original Ray Charles horn section.

JAZZ 3 & special guest @ the Waterfront Café percussionist Mario Porchetta, pianist Wendell Manson, and bassist Neil Newton. Jazz starts at 8pm. Mike Fahie, New York-based trombone player, composer, and band leader performs with Jazz3. Mike Fahe on http://www.mikefahie.com/bio.htm

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 April 6

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm. Roger Gittens on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on valve trombone, and Gershon Ford on drums. Reservations are required

Jazz on the waterfront @ The Waterfront Café starting at 7:30pm with Bert ‘Panta’ Brown on piano, Ricky Aimey on electric bass, and Boo Rudder on drums

Nj30 Quartet @ The Beach House in Holetown, St. James starting at 8pm with Kirk Layne on keyboard, Marius Charlemagne on electric bass, Rashad Hinds on drums, and featuring Joseph Callendar on saxophone

Sunday April 7

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

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

Jazz brunch @ Naniki Restaurant in Suriname, St. Joseph featuring Joyce Davoren on vocals & Roger Gittens on piano Lunch served from 12noon

Follow the Naniki Caribbean Jazz www.nanikicaribbeanjazzsafari.com

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

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

Jazz @ the Water’ s Edge with saxophonist Andre Woodvine and guitarist Stefan Van den Bossche, Water’s Edge Restaurant, Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church starting at 7:30pm. Reservations are required

Tuesday April 9

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. Reservations are required

Wednesday April 10

Wednesday Jazz with Stefan van den Bossche on guitar and Gwen Taylor on vocals @ Lime Bar, Lime Grove in Holetown starting at 9pm

Thursday April 11

New  Jazz3 @ Fusion on Bay Street, 7:30 – 10:30pm, featuring percussionist Mario Porchetta with Wendell Mason on piano and Richard Evans on acoustic & electric bass

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm featuring Roger Gittens on piano, Neil Newton on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on trombone, and Frank Glen on drums. Reservations are required

Sunset jazz series with the Molasses Jazz Band @ Weiser’s on the Bay, Brandon’s Beach, Spring Garden Hwy starting at 7pm 

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

Dixieland Jazz with the VSOP @ The Waterfront Café in Bridgetown starting at 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.  Diners, reservations are required

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Tuesday April 30   UNESCO International Jazz Day

The Barbados Jazz Society presents “Steel Pan and Ivory” with the Ebe Gilkes Trio, featuring André Forde on pan at Divi Southwinds Resort, St. Lawrence, Christ Church. Show starts at 7pm.

The program will be live streamed via internet for International Jazz Day audiences in Istanbul Turkey and worldwide. Join us and be part of the global celebration! Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road  7:00 p.m.

Tickets $40 . To order tickets, leave us a post on this website with details.

The Barbados Jazz Society is pleased to partner with Divi Southwinds Resort as the venue for this event.   

See Barbados on the UNESCO IJD website at http://jazzday.com