“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.
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.
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