“The first time I heard Bird play it hit me right between the eyes. Through Dizzy & Bird I began to learn about musical structures & the more theoretical aspects of music.”John Coltrane – an American jazz saxophonist and composer who helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was at the forefront of free jazz.
Here’s what’s happening this week on the jazz scene . . .
Friday February 15
New JAZZ3 @ The Waterfront Café starting at 8pm featuring percussionist Mario Porchetta with Wendell Mason on piano, and Richard Evans on acoustic bass. Canadian jazz pianist Steve Koven will make a guest appearance.
Jazz Friday @ The Beach Housein 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 February 16
New Canadian jazz pianist Steve Koven @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm with Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on trombone, and Frank Glen on drums
Jazz on the waterfront @ The Waterfront Café starting at 7:30pm with Bert ‘Panta’ Brown on piano, Linus Yaw on 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 Callender on saxophone
Sunday February 17
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
Jazz brunch @Naniki Restaurantin Suriname, St. Joseph. Lunch serve 12 – 3pm
Jazz lunch @ Round House in Bathsheba featuring Stefan van den Bossche on guitar with vocals by Gwen Taylor 12noon – 3pm
Sunset jazz with Nj30 @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort in St. Lawrence Gap at Dover starting at 6:30pm with Kirk Layne on keyboard, Marius Charlemagne on electric bass, Rashad Hinds on drums, and featuring Joseph Callendar on saxophone
Dinner jazz with saxophonist Andre Woodvine & guitarist Stefan Van den Bossche @ Lanterns Restaurant, Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church starting at 7:30pm
Tuesday February 19
New Canadian jazz pianist Steve Koven in concert @ Frank Collymore Hall starting at 6:15pm. Admission is free. Patrons are asked to be seated by 6pm.
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
Thursday February 21
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
Wine & Jazz with Mike Sealy & Friends @ Ocean15 in St. Lawrence Gap at Dover starting at 8pm
Dixieland Jazz with 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
Sunset Jazz Music Series @ Weiser’s on the Bay, Spring Garden Hwy starting at 7pm featuring the Barbados Community College Jazz Quartet.
Keep checking this website for the latest live jazz entertainment in Barbados.
if you missed ‘One Night Only’ with saxophonist Andre Woodvine and The Original Unit check this site for photos and the press review.