Jazz in Barbados March 22 – 31, 2013


You can’t explain Jazz to anyone without losing the experience because it’s feeling, not words.”  Bill Evans – American jazz pianist and composer; the most influential post-World War II jazz pianist and widely considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

Here’s what’s happening this week on the jazz scene . . .

Friday March 22

JAZZ3 @ The Waterfront Café starting at 8pm, featuring percussionist Mario Porchetta with Wendell Mason on piano, and Richard Evans on acoustic & electric bass

Jazz Friday @ The Beach House in 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 March 23

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm. Roger Gittens on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on valve trombone, and Gershon Ford on drums. Reservations are required

Jazz on the waterfront @ The Waterfront Café starting at 7:30pm with Bert ‘Panta’ Brown on piano, Ricky Aimey on electric 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 Callendar on saxophone

Sunday March 24

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 Restaurant in Suriname, St. Joseph featuring Roger Gittens live on piano. Lunch served from 12noon

Follow the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari to St. Vincent March 30 & 31. For details and the program visit www.nanikicaribbeanjazzsafari.com

Jazz duo @ The Round House in Bathsheba, 12noon – 3pm, featuring Stefan van den Bossche on guitar, vocals by Gwen Taylor

Sunset jazz with Nj30 @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, starting at 6:30pm. Kirk Layne on keyboard, Marius Charlemagne on electric bass, Rashad Hinds on drums, and featuring Joseph Callendar on saxophone

Jazz @ the Water’ s Edge with saxophonist Andre Woodvine and guitarist Stefan Van den Bossche, Lanterns Restaurant, Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church starting at 6:30pm. Reservations are required

Tuesday March 26

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. Reservations are required

Thursday March 28

New Jazz3 @ Fusion on Bay Street, 7:30 – 10:30pm, featuring percussionist Mario Porchetta with Wendell Mason on piano and Richard Evans on acoustic & electric bass

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. Reservations are required

Wine & Jazz with guitarist Mike Sealy & Friends @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, starting at 8pm

Dixieland Jazz with the VSOP band @ 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.  Diners, reservations are required

Sunset Music Series @ Weiser’s on the Bay, Brandon’s Beach, Spring Garden Hwy starting at 7pm featuring the Molasses Jazz Band

 

Easter weekend jazz . . .

Friday March 29

JAZZ3 @ The Waterfront Café starting at 8pm, featuring percussionist Mario Porchetta with Wendell Mason on piano, and Richard Evans on acoustic & electric bass

Jazz Friday @ The Beach House in 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 March 30

New  Jazz @ 39 Steps in Hastings starting at 8pm, featuring guitarist Willie Kerr with saxophonist Andre Woodvine and vocals by Kelly Cadogan. Diners, reservations are required

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street starting at 7pm. Roger Gittens on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on valve trombone, and Gershon Ford on drums. Reservations are required

Jazz on the waterfront @ The Waterfront Café starting at 7:30pm with Bert ‘Panta’ Brown on piano, Richard Evans on acoustic & electric 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 Callendar on saxophone

Easter Sunday March 31

NEW  Easter lunch with live jazz @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, 1pm – 5pm featuring vocalist Lillian Lorde and guitarist Mike Sealy

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. Lunch reservations are required

Jazz brunch @ Naniki Restaurant in Suriname, St. Joseph live jazz TBA. Lunch served from 12noon

Follow the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari to St. Vincent March 30 & 31. For details and the program visit www.nanikicaribbeanjazzsafari.com

Jazz duo @ The Round House, Bathsheba, 12noon – 3pm, featuring Stefan van den Bossche on guitar, vocals by Gwen Taylor. Lunch is served

Sunset jazz with Nj30 @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, starting at 6:30pm. Kirk Layne on keyboard, Marius Charlemagne on electric bass, Rashad Hinds on drums, and featuring Joseph Callendar on saxophone

Jazz @ the Water’ s Edge with saxophonist Andre Woodvine and guitarist Stefan Van den Bossche, Lanterns Restaurant, Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church starting at 6:30pm. Reservations are required

 

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