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Friday, September 03, 2004

Jazz in the Gardens

keyboardist extraordinnaire and daytime biz advisor Harold Davis led a swingin' combo on the upper lawns of the Pegasus hotel last wee. Alex Martin-Blamken on keys, Richie Cunningham on percussion, Dale Brown on electric bass, Junior "Bird" Bailey on drums and Ian Hurd on saxophone.

latter did great readings of "How High the Moon" "Misty" and COltrane's take on "M Favouriter Things" groupa lso did reggae classic "aSatta Amassa Gana"

Special vocal guests were young Jhanelle Graham, performing for 1sttiem at jazz in the Gardens series, and Maria Myrie, no stranger to jazz/cabaret audiences. Mark Pritchett, head of the jamaica Observer newspapaer (jamaicaobserver.com) kicked in with some mean blues/rock guitar, on tracks like "Gimme Some lovin'" and "Black magic Woman"

Monthly series continues Sep 30 with Karen Smith and Friends

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