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Entries from July 2006

B’dos Jazz Festival – A must

Posted By: Chris Photography By: Kris King Early this year I was fortunate to be at the 2006 Barbados Jazz Festival. The Barbados jazz Festival over the years have grown a reputation off being one the Premier Jazz Festivals in the Caribbean. This year there were performances by great Jazz Icons such as Boney James, […]

Date: Jul 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals

Cameron Pierre

London born Cameron Pierre who started playing the bass guitar at the age of 16.Cameron was raised on the Caribbean Island of Dominica, his early influences were artist such as Stevie Wonder, the innovative, Bob Marley Burning Spear and Jimmy Cliff. A Motown record was a vital part of Cameroon’s music education along with Jamaican […]

Date: Jul 27th, 2006 · No Comments · Categories: Caribbean Jazz Artist

Michele Henderson

Michele Henderson is arguably one of Dominica’s premier female vocal talents. No stranger to the Dominican entertainment scene, Michele’s status is growing by leaps and bounds throughout the Caribbean and further a field with every performance. Standing 5 feet 2 inches and weighing 100 lbs comes a voice so strong yet gentle, sultry yet powerful, […]

Date: Jul 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Categories: Caribbean Jazz Artist

Jazz Walk

Posted by : Chris Nestled in the heart of the capital of Dominica, is this small bar – café called Jazz Walk. Despite the fact that the bar is small in size, the island style jazz which welcomes its guest is so appealing. You can’t help to not seat for awhile at the bar and […]

Date: Jul 25th, 2006 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Spots

Turks & Caicos Music and Cultural Festival

The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board, in association with BET Event Productions, is pleased to announce that the Islands’ Annual Music and Cultural Festival is scheduled for July 31st – 7th Aug 2006. Jazz Artists scheduled to perform include – Najee – the versatile saxophonist-whose first two recordings, 1986’s Grammy nominated Najee’s Theme and 1988’s […]

Date: Jul 22nd, 2006 · 2 Comments · Categories: Jazz Festivals

History of Jazz

Jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong remains one of the most loved and best known of all jazz musicians. Roots of Jazz Jazz has roots in the combination of Western and African music traditions, including spirituals, blues and ragtime.The word jazz itself is rooted in American slang, probably of sexual origin, although various alternative derivations have been […]

Date: Jul 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Music Links