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Thursday, April 28, 2005

"MayDay" for Jazz in the Gardens

The next Jazz in the Gardens live outing happens May 1,
at the Pegasus hotel lawn with the excellent St. Lucian
composer-instrumentalist Helen Cadette headlining the show.
Cadette, who plays tenor sax and piano, wowed audiences
earlier tis year at the Jazz on the Green event - her
first Jamaican performance.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Jazzofonik Live moves closer to relaity

The Jazzofonik Live series of concerts (Itzajazzthing!)
is scheduled to begin May 25 at The Deck in Kingston.
Showtime is set for 9:00 p.m.
Watch this space for artiste listing

Ocho rios Jazz line-up

The 15th annual Ocho Rios jazz festival runs from
June 12 through 19. Following is the latest line-up.
In addition to jazzofonik, You can go to ochoriosjazz.com
for regular updates and details on artists and events:


* Batie - Saxophonist
* Ken Yamazaki - Drums Japan
* Rudresh Mahanthappa - Alto Sax
* Byard Lancaster - Saxes & Flute
* Ginetta's Vendetta Quartet
* Joe Sizemore - Overboard
* Peter Dames Blues Duo - Piano & Bass
* California Antelope Valley Big Band
* Eric Alexander Quartet
* Houston Person Quartet
* Nnenna Ogwo - Classical Piano


* Ernie Ranglin Trio/Guitar Choir
* Pam Hall - Female Voc.
* Jamaica Big Band - Sonny Bradshaw, Myrna Hague, Marjorie Whylie, Desi Jones, Dwight Richards
* Wives & Lovers;
Karen Smith & Jackie Jackson
Sonny & Myrna Bradshaw
Christene Fisher & Alex Blanken
Cindy Breakspear & Rupert Bent
Bev Dexter & Noel Dexter
Pauline Watson & Curtis Watson
* Mark Pritchett Blues
* Errol & Ian Hird Bebop Group
* Dean Fraser Group
* Tony Gregory - Male Vocal
* Mari Isaacs - Female Vocals
* Fab 5 Inc.
* Errol Lee Bare Essentials
* Yardbeat Ska
* Mickey Hanson After Six Ska
* Jamaica Lou Rawls
* Maurice Gordon Jazz

Friday, April 15, 2005

Weekenz out

The jazz spin series, Blu Mondayz at
Weekenz has been cancelled until
further notice (really until the
Weekenz team gets their act 2gether)

Weekly spin continues at The Deck
with new developments to come

Red Bones on a Roll

Red Bones the blues cafe continues to
step up its live offerings. In recent
weeks, the restaurant/open air lounge
has played hostto guitarist Seretse Small
and to neo-soul combo Airplai.

Tonight the trend contiunes with the
return of blues/rock outfit White Zebra
withthe triple-axe attack of mark Pritchett
(formerly with David Bowie), Wayne McGregor,
Dale Brown on bass and Richie Cunningham on

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Seretse at Red Bones

Even as he continues his role as producer
(and sometime player) of the monthly live
series a Weekenz, guitarist Seretse Small
embarks on another regular gig - this time
at the Red Bones Blues cafe. Small plays
the well-known eatery and jaz/blues haunt
each Friday beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Meanwhile, Jazzofonik @ Weekendz
begins Monday, April 11, under the
tag Blu Mondayz at Weekenz.