“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 Trio – Lord 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.
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.
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