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Monday, November 01, 2004

Jazz in the Gardens review

The "Browns" had it at the latest instalment of the popular bi-monthly jazz concert showcasse Jazz in the Gardens at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Sunday (OCt 31) No less than five performers on the bill had the surnames Brown or Browne.

Best of the lot was pianist/arranger Dr. Kathy Brown hwo led a funky and accomplished quartet comprising Chrsi Tyrell on drums, Dale Brown on bass and Denver Smith on percussion (my pick for best instrumentalist.

Making his Jazz in the Gardens debut was guitarist RObert "Dubwise" Browne, sone of fmaed bassist Glen Browne (who accompanied his son alongside keyboardist Fabian Smith and drummer Shaun Darson.

Also performing were jazz divas Karen Smith(joined by Sabrina Williams) Mari Isaacs, balladeer Maurice "Lady Love" Charles and well-known musicologist, broadcaster and impresario, Keith Brown.

The final Jazz in the Gardens for 2004 happens on December 26

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