Keeping Jazz Alive in Barbados 2014

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 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

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.

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