Jazz in Barbados May 3 – 9, 2013

“There are wonderful things in jazz, the improvisation, the liveliness, the being at one with the audience. Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse – a French artist; one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, whose stylistic innovations fundamentally altered the course of modern art.

Friday May 3

JAZZ3 @ The Waterfront Café starting at 8pm, featuring percussionist Mario Porchetta with Wendell Manson on piano, and Richard Evans on acoustic and 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 May 4

Jazz on the waterfront @ The Waterfront Café starting at 7:30pm with Ebe Gilkes on piano, Mike Sealy on electric bass, and Boo Rudder on drums

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

Nj30 @ 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

NEW Unfinished Women Cry In A No Man’s Land While A Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage, a play portraying Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker’s struggles as an artist, as he slowly dies while living in the boudoir of his mistress. Drama mingled with live jazz & pre-show jazz music from the Barbados Community College Carnegie Combo.  Frank Collymore Hall at 8pm Saturday & Sunday Tickets at the door. The play is not suitable for persons under 15 years of age.

Sunday May 5

NEW  Unfinished Women Cry In A No Man’s Land While A Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage continues tonight at 8pm.

Piano jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ The Sandpiper Hotel 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. Reservations required

Jazz brunch @ Naniki Restaurant in Suriname, St. Joseph 12noon to 3pm.

Sunday Jazz Duo @ The Round House in Bathsheba; Stefan van den Bossche on guitar and vocals by Gwen Taylor 12noon to 3pm

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  required

Tuesday May 7

NEW JAZZ RECITALS by students of the Barbados Community College Music Department in the Performance Hall on campus 6pm to 9pm. Entrance through the Morningside gate opposite Ilaro Court.

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 May 9

Sunset jazz with the Molasses Jazz Band, Brandon’s Beach, Spring Garden Hwy starting at 7pm 

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. Reservations required

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 required

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