“I like minor tunes. Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: if you’re not feeling right, play a minor tune & it falls into place.” – Marian McPartland, jazz pianist and composer, known for her elegant swing and powerful grace. McPartland was a groundbreaking figure for female jazz musicians in the ‘40s and 50s whose syndicated radio program, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, was a cornerstone of jazz broadcasting. Marion McPartland was 95 when she passed away August 20, 2013.
*Jazz in Barbados is prepared by Susan E. Bain
Friday August 30
Resumes Try a Little Jazz @ Birdies in Rockley Resort at 8pm with Ricky Brathwaite on trumpet, Michael Cheeseman on guitar, David Burnett on drums, Ricky Williams on electric bass. $10.00 cover.
NEW “Music & You” @ Chez Max. Vocals by Lillian Lorde 7pm to 10 pm. $25.00 cover redeemable.
JAZZ3 @ The Waterfront Café featuring Wendell Manson on piano, Richard Evans on acoustic bass, and Mario Porchetta on percussion. Starts at 8pm
Saturday August 31
Jazz on the Waterfront @ The Waterfront Café with the KookJazz Band festuring Bert ‘Panta’ Brown on piano, Ricky Aimey on electric bass, Boo Rudder on drums. Starts at 7:30pm
Sunday September 1
Crustaceans Swing Band @ Lobster Alive, Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals, Lord Jenkins on valve trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Lunch served from 12:30pm; reservations required
Jazz buffet @ Naniki, Suriname, St. Joseph. Lunch served from noon.
Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic & friends @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callendar on saxophone, Malcolm Griffith on drums, and various guest artists. Starts at 6:30pm.
*Dinner & Jazz with The Benny Alleyne Trio @ Chez Max continues every other Sunday. Check here for details.
*Piano jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ The Sandpiper Hotel resumes in October. Check here for details.
*Jazz Duo with guitarist Stefan van den Bossche vocalist Gwen Taylor @ The Round House resumes at a later date. Check here for details.
Tuesday September 3
All Caribbean Jazz radio program join the conversation with host Wayne Harewood starting at 8pm. Click on the link or call in @ (626)414-3450.
*Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive resumes October 6th. Check here for details.
Wednesday September 4
The Project @ Club Marina, Caven’s Lane, Bridgetown featuring band leader Mylon Clarke on alto sax, Shane Jones on keyboard, Jared Greaves on electric bass, Dwayne Marshall on drums. Starts at 8pm.
Thursday September 5
Mike Sealy Quartet @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Mike Sealy on guitar and vocals, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Boo Rudder on drums, and LOD on percussion. Starts at 8pm
The Waterfront Quartet @ The Waterfront Café in Bridgetown featuring Dr. Michael Krimholtz on piano, Tony Cummins on sax and clarinet, Chris Gibbs on bass guitar, Robert Foster on drums. Starts at 8pm. Reservations recommended
JazzMaTazz with Nj30 Acoustic @ the Old Jamm Inn, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callendar on saxophone, Melvin Alick on drums, Mark Forde on steel pan. Starts at 8pm
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Saturday September 14
BJS Celebrates Ebe Gilkes @ The Waterfront Café. Join our annual birthday party for Ebe Gilkes, Barbados piano jazz icon. Music starts at start 7:30pm with Panta Brown’s KoolJazz Band. Musicians bring your instruments and sit in with Barbados’ jazz veterans.
Calabaza presents “Jazz Karibe” @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap starting at 8pm. Calabaza features Errol Bradshaw on drums, Roger Gittens on piano, Richard Evans on bass, Andre Forde on pan, Mario Porchetta on percussion. $25.00 cover charge
Friday September 27
2 Drummers The M ‘n M Project presents an elegant evening of contemporary jazz and bossa nova @ Divi Southwinds Hotel featuring Malcolm Griffith & Mario Porchetta with The Band and special guest Brazilian-style guitarist David Collins. Doors open at 7pm; Music starts at 8pm. Tickets available at A & B Music @ Sheraton Centre, Ticket Town @ 1 Accord Plaza in Warrens, and Ticket Centre @ SuperCentre Complex in Warrens. Call Malcolm @ 243-5884 or Mario @ 233-3508. BCC students tickets half-price.
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