“The beauty of jazz is that it’s malleable. People are addressing it to suit their own personalities.” Pat Metheny, an American jazz guitarist, composer & leader of the Pat Metheny Group. Matheny’s style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, Latin jazz, & jazz fusion.
*Jazz in Barbados is prepared by Susan E. Bain
Friday September 13
BJS & The Ricky Brathwaite Quartet celebrate Ebe Gilkes’ birthday with a party and jazz jam at Birdies Restaurant in Rockley Resort. 8pm – 11pm. $10.00 cover. Jazz musicians join this annual birthday celebration for Barbados’ piano jazz icon . . . See you there!
JAZZ3 @ The Waterfront Café resumes in October. For nightly entertainment call The Waterfront Café.
Saturday September 14
‘Jazz Karibe’ @ Ocean 15 Hotel, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap starting at 8pm. Presented by the Calabaza Project with Errol Bradshaw on drums, Roger Gittens on piano, Richard Evans on bass, Mario Porchetta on percussion, Andre Forde on pan. Cover charge $25.00.
*KoolJazz @ The Waterfront Café resumes in October. For nightly entertainment call The Waterfront Café.
Sunday September 15
Jazz buffet continues @ Naniki, Suriname, St. Joseph. Lunch served from noon.
Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic + @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callendar on saxophone, Malcolm Griffith on drums. Jazz starts at 6:30pm.
*Piano jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ The Sandpiper Hotel resumes in October. Check here for updates.
*Jazz Duo with guitarist Stefan van den Bossche vocalist Gwen Taylor @ The Round House. Check here for updates.
*The Crustaceans swing band @ Lobster Alive resumes in October. Check here for updates.
Tuesday September 17
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 in October. Check here for updates.
Wednesday September 18
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 19
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
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
Wine & Jazz with David Niles on sax @ Ocean 15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap for this week’s entertainment, call Ocean15.
Don’t miss this . . .
Friday September 27 Two Drummers The M ‘n M Project presents an elegant evening of contemporary jazz and bossa nova @ Divi Southwinds Hotel starting at 8pm featuring Malcolm Griffith & Mario Porchetta and their band with special guest Brazilian-style guitarist David Collins.
Tickets $40.00 (BCC students half price) available at A & B Music @ Sheraton Centre, Ticket Town @ One Accord Plaza in Warrens, and Ticket Centre @ SuperCentre Complex in Warrens. Or call Malcolm @ 243-5884 or Mario @ 233-3508
Sunday September 29 Wine, Cheese & Jazz featuring The Original Unit @ Accra Beach Hotel 6:30 – 9pm presented by the Sunshine Optimist Club of Barbados. Admission $30.00
October 5 & 6 City Nights: The Concert featuring Arturo Tappin @ Frank Collymore Hall. Tickets $80.00. Visit BJS Facebook for ticket details