SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE EVENTS
Sun. April 24:- Jazzy Church service @ Christ The King
Wed. April 27:- “Students on Fire” @t Scoopies Jazz Club
Thu. April 28:- Braddie’s Groove @ Oceans 15
Fri. April 29:- Panel Discussion “50 Years of Jazz” @ Barbados
SAT. APRIL 30: THE BIG JAZZ CONCERT EVENT @ DIVI Southwinds (a treat in store)
Details to come soon!
Friday November 27 BJS in collaboration with BCC presents Students on Stage #2@ Waterfront Cafe in Canvas Lane, Bridgetown, St.Michael. Reservations required. Jazz time 7pm – 10pm.
looking for live jazz in Barbados? Here’s what’s happening . . .
Live Jazz nightly . . .
Crustaceans Swing Band @ Lobster Alive, Dr. Mike Krimholtz on piano & vocals, Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet & vocals, Cecil Bascombe on bass, Frank Glen on drums with Lord Jenkins on trombone & Ronnie Crebin Banjo. Lunch served from 12:30pm. Reservations required. Jazz time 1pm-4pm.
Sunset jazz with Nj30+ Jazz Band & friends @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort in Dover, St. Lawrence Gap. Jazz time 7–9:30pm. No cover
Jazz with CiCi & Mike Sealy @ The Crave in the Gap, St Lawrence Gap, featuring CiCi on vocals accompanied by guitarist Mike Sealy. Jazz time 8–10:30pm.
MD Jazz Duo @ Mr. Vic’s, Paynes’s Bay Main Road, St. James. Enjoy an evening with Mylon Clarke with tenor sax and flute & Darren Massiah on guitar and vocals. Jazz time 7:30 to 9:30pm
Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive with Roger Gittens on keys, Lord Jenkins on trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. This is a dinner show; reservations are required. Jazz time 7–10pm.
MD Jazz Duo @ Zaccio’s Restaurant in Holetown, St. James. Enjoy an evening with Mylon Clarke with tenor sax & Darren Massiah on guitar. Jazz time the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm
Ricky Brathwaite Quartet @ Turtle Beach in Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Ricky Brathwaite on trumpet, Michael Cheeseman on guitar, David Burnett on drums, Ricky Williams on bass. Jazz time 8pm.
JazzMaTazz with Nj30+ Jazz Band @ the Old Jammn’ Inn, St. Lawrence Gap . Jazz time 9:30pm.
The Mike Sealy Quartet @ The Crave in St. Lawrence Gap featuring Mike Sealy on guitar and vocals with Boo Rudder on drums, Elvis Edwards on electric bass, LOD on percussion. Jazz time 8:30pm; no cover. The Crave Bar and Restaurant is located at the first left turn in St: Lawrence Gap.
Nj30+ Jazz Band @ Waterfront Cafe in Canvas Lane, Bridgetown, St.Michael. Reservations required. Jazz time 7pm – 10pm.
Mark Forde and Shane Jones @ Waterfront Cafe in Canvas Lane, Bridgetown, St.Michael. Reservations required. Jazz time 7pm – 10pm.
Jazz with Rasputin @ Scoopie’s Jazz Club in Dover, Christ Church featuring Antonio ‘Boo’ Rudder on drums and Bert ‘Panta’ Brown on electric bass, Farakhan Stephens keys with guest horn players. This jazzy and entertainment starts at 9:30pm; $10:00 cover.
Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive on Bay Street with Roger Gittens on keys, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums, Lord Jenkins on trombone. This is a dinner show; reservations are required. Jazz time 7–10pm.
Birthday Celebrations for Ebe
Saturday 12 September 7:30pm
Rockley Golf Club
Benny Alleyne on the piano; Cecil Bascombe on the Bass;
Juanita Clarke on the Drums.
“The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed.” – Chick Corea, American jazz and fusion pianist, keyboardist, and composer.
The week of July 1 through 6 was a jazzy week for students at All Saints Primary, Irving Wilson, Workman’s Primary, Cuthbert Moore Primary, and Combermere Secondary when the 1688 Orchestra performed at these schools on their 2013 ‘Fah De Children’ Tour. BJS sponsored transport expenses to the schools and lunch for band. The Bajan Reporter
‘Fah De Children’ is a project of the 1688 Orchestra and Collective, a big band that includes steel pan. Formed by Barbadian composer and arranger Stefan Walcott, who is the bands artistic director, one of the band’s mandates is to take instrumental performances into spaces where live music is not normally found. In keeping with this mandate, the 1688 Orchestra conducts free concert performances at the island’s schools through the ‘Fah De Children’.
Tours started in 2011 in response to the lack of live instrumental music performances and music within the school system in Barbados.
The aims of the tours are to demonstrate the performance of acoustic instruments; educate student audiences on the important elements of music, melody, harmony, rhythm, and how they work in songs; display creativity through musical improvisation, and sensitize student audiences to the sounds of a large jazz orchestra.
The BJS is an organization of jazz lovers whose primary mandate is to support the development of the jazz art form in Barbados. The BJS sponsorship of the 2013 “Fah De Children” Tour further demonstrates the Society’s commitment to jazz education in Barbados, and follows the March 2013 donation of a bass amplifier to the Barbados Community College’s Music Program. The BJS recently participated in the UNESCO International Jazz Day celebrations with a very successful week of jazz activities and a live jazz concert at Divi Southwinds Resort that was live streamed to 194 countries.
Irving Wilson School - Teacher 'signing' to the students about the music
Celebrate International Jazz Day at the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort with the Barbados Jazz Society with Steel Pan & Ivory @ the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in Barbados at starting at 7pm EST. View our webcast on
BJS joins UNESCO, the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, the Republic of Turkey, and jazz enthusiasts world-wide.
‘One Night Only’ was the perfect theme for this magical evening with saxophonist Andre Woodvine. Backed by The Original Unit, Woodvine took jazz patrons into new musical territory with his original compositions — in true Woodvine style, each tune had its own narrative.
Check out the evening with a Woodvine composition – ‘One of our beats is missing’ at http://andrewoodvine.blogspot.com/
The Original Unit was the perfect band for Woodvine’s arrangements –for showcasing his extraordinary ability with the tenor, alto, and soprano saxophones, and the flute. The musical creativity of the popular Barbadian trio musicians brought the audience to their feet . . .
‘One Night Only’ was the first event for 2013 for the Barbados Jazz Society. BJS thanks the Divi Southwinds Resort for partnering in this event.
Read the Natanga Smith review —The Nation February 1, 2013 – “Woodvine and Original Unit rock out in concert . . . and the band played and played” One Night Only _Andre Woodvine Jan 26_2013
The musical synergies of eminent Barbadian guitarist Mike Sealy and Canadian pianist Steve Koven thrilled a packed house of jazz lovers at Divi Southwinds Sunday evening. Bassist Cecil Bascombe and drummer Vere Gibson set a steady groove for Mike and Steve. The Barbados Jazz Society thanks patrons and partner Divi Southwinds for their support.
The Barbados Jazz Society partnered with the Barbados Cruising Club to celebrate with jazz pianist Ebe Gilkes on his 81st birthday.