Jazz is a mental attitude rather than a style. It uses a certain process of the mind expressed spontaneously through some musical instrument. I’m concerned with retaining that process.” Bill Evans, an American Jazz pianist & composer who worked mostly in a trio setting. He is widely considered one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and the probably the most influential post-World War II Jazz pianist. Unlike many Jazz musicians of his time, Evans never embraced new movements like jazz fusion or free jazz.

Friday July 12

JAZZ3 @ The Waterfront Café with Wendell Manson on piano, Richard Evans on acoustic bass, and Saleef on percussion. Starts at 8pm

Saturday July 13

Jazz on the Waterfront @ The Waterfront Café with Bert ‘Panta’ Brown on piano, Ricky Aimy on electric bass, Boo Rudder on drums. Starts at 7:30pm

Sunday July 14

Piano jazz with Ebe Gilkes @ The Sandpiper Hotel in Holetown, 12:30pm until 2:30pm. Lunch served ala carte

Jazz buffet @ Naniki, Suriname, St. Joseph featuring Roger Gittens on piano. Lunch served from noon.

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

Crustaceans swing band @ Lobster Alive with Dr. Mike Krimholtz on keyboard, Dr. John Duckhouse on trumpet and vocals, Lord Jenkins on valve trombone, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Frank Glen on drums. Lunch served from 12:30pm; reservations required

Sunset jazz with Nj30 Acoustic @ Ocean2 Hotel & Resort, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap with Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callendar on saxophone, Malcolm Griffith on drums. Starts at 6:30pm

Tuesday July 16

Roger Gittens Quartet @ Lobster Alive featuring Roger Gittens on piano, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Stuart Jenkins on trombone, Frank Glen on drums. Starts at 7pm. Reservations required

All Caribbean Jazz radio program, join the conversation with host Wayne Harewood starting at 8pm. Click on the link or call in to (626) 414-3450.

Wednesday July 17

The Project @ Club Marina, Caven’s Lane, Bridgetown featuring band leader Mylon Clarke on alto saxophone, Shane Jones on keyboard, Jared Greaves on electric bass, and Dwayne Marshall on drums. Starts at 8pm. NO COVER.

Thursday July 18

JazzMaTazz with Nj30 Acoustic @ the Old Jamm Inn, St. Lawrence Gap (next to the old ship inn) featuring Marius Charlemagne on upright bass, Joseph Callendar on saxophone, Melvin Alick on drums, Mark Forde on steel pan. Starts at 8pm

Mike Sealy Quartet @ Ocean15, Dover, St. Lawrence Gap featuring Mike Sealy on guitar and vocals, Cecil Bascombe on electric bass, Boo Rudder on drums, and LOD on percussion. 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

Don’t miss this . . . Sunday July 21

Andre Woodvine and The Original Unit — Jazz at the Water’s Edge @ Bougainvillea Beach Resort. 7:30 to 9:30pm. Limited seating; to reserve your table call 628-1003 or 628-0990. Admission $30.00 ($10 redeemable at the bar). For updates visit Woodvine’s World

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