“Jazz is a living music; since its beginning Jazz has expressed the feelings, dreams & hopes of the people.” Dexter Gordon – American jazz tenor saxophonist, and one of the earliest tenor players to translate the language of bebop to the instrument.
Here’s what’s happening this week on the jazz scene . . .
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
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 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
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 required
Jazz brunch featuring the Molasses Jazz Band @ Naniki Restaurant in Suriname, St. Joseph . Lunch served from 12noon
Follow the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari to St. Vincent March 30 & 31. For details and the program go to 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, Water’s Edge Restaurant, Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church starting at 7:30pm. Reservations are required
Tuesday April 2
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 required
Thursday April 4
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 required
Sunset Music Series @ Weiser’s on the Bay, Brandon’s Beach, Spring Garden Hwy starting at 7pm featuring the Molasses Jazz Band.
Friday April 5
NEW Twilight Jazz –The Detroit-Barbados Jazz Connection; a Big Band Jazz Concert featuring trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and his wife, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Joan Belgrave augmented by the BCC Big Band. A free concert@ the Walcott Warner Theatre, Errol Barrow Center, UWI Campus starting @ 7pm.
Marcus Belgrave www.marcusbelgrave.net is musical director and Detroit’s jazz master laureate; he is the last remaining member of the original Ray Charles horn section. This gifted trumpeter and his wife, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Joan Belgrave, conducted a series of development workshops during March, with students in the Barbados Community College Music Department through the kind sponsorship of the US Embassy.
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