Jazz Tag

Jamaica’s Legendary Jazz Great Monty Alexander To Mark 40th Anniversary Reunion Of One Of The Great Trios In Jazz     CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 6, 2016: It’s the reunion that will have jazz lovers humming as Jamaica’s Legendary Jazz Great Monty Alexander returns to the stage with Grammy-winning bassist John Clayton and renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton to mark the 40th anniversary reunion of one of the great trios in jazz.   The historic event is set for the prestigious Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, CaliforniaRead More
At 17 years old, a serendipitous encounter with Frank Sinatra and his long-time pal Jilly Rizzo changed the trajectory of Jamaican-born pianist Monty Alexander’s career forever: Alexander would soon become the house pianist for the famed Jilly’s club in New York City and develop a unique relationship with its most famous patron. Sinatra’s centennial elicits fond memories of Alexander’s time spent at the intimate hangout, and with the help of GRAMMY® Award-winning and DownBeat Critics Poll-dominating singer Kurt Elling, he will share stories and anecdotes from a treasured and rareRead More
Billboard chart-topping vocalist and songwriter Helen Rogers of Jazzmasters fame is set for a strong return with the potent Smooth Jazz Meets Reggae (Skinny Bwoy Records). The 10-song set (plus two CD-only bonus tracks), features original songwriting and production, as well as compelling reggae covers of “Don’t Know Why” (Norah Jones), “Be Thankful For What You Got” (William DeVaughn) and the reggae classic “Still In Love With You Boy” (Alton Ellis). Producers for the album includes Quicktouch (Henry “Sadiki” Buckley Jr. and Marvin Weatherspoon (Keyboardist for The Chi-Lites), reggae’s PaulRead More
JOSEY WALES LEGENDARY REGGAE DJ FOR REGGAE MEETS BLUES/JAZZ AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE (IFOL) JULY 4TH WEEKEND, CHICAGO UNION PK. Colonel Josey Wales, one of Jamaica’s top reggae dancehall DJ’s and one of the founding fathers, building on the innovative DJ chatting of his mentor U-Roy and creating a highly influential style of his own, is added to perform at the 23rd African/Caribbean International Festival of Life, July 4th weekend in Union Park, 1501 West Randolph Street, downtown Chicago West Loop. Get tickets now at http://martinsinterculture.com/ifol/ifol-tickets.html. Josey Wales isRead More
2015 JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MAJOR CARIBBEAN & LOCAL STAR POWER Chronixx, De Invader, Destra, Arthur Allain, & more to hit the stage! Saint Lucia – Nestled in what has been termed the Capital of Castries, ‘The People’s Auditorium,’ – the Mindoo Phillip Park, will again serve as the home for the official Opening of the region’s most highly anticipated musical spectacle – the 24th edition of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. Carded for April 30th, thousands of festival goers are expected to flock to theRead More
Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival 2015 with A Difference What started out as a small annual festival to promote and increase the tourism industry in Saint Lucia, has now evolved into an annual mecca for thousands of music revelers scattered globally. Over the years the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival has not only cemented thousands of solid friendships, but has increased the fan base of many performing artistes at local, regional and international levels. According to Director of Tourism Louis Lewis “for more than two decades, the SaintRead More
Jamaica Award-Winning Jazz Great Monty Alexander & The Harlem Kingston Express For Jazz Standard Jamaican-born jazz great Monty Alexander Fresh from a stellar appearance in Munich, Germany, Jamaican-born jazz maestro and Commander in the Order of Distinction, Monty Alexander, along with his Grammy-nominated Harlem Kingston Express band, will play New York City’s prestigious Jazz Standard later this month. Alexander and his world class band will play the world class venue, which showcases only the best artists of today and the brightest of tomorrow, from March 26-29 at 7:30 and 10Read More
NEW YORK, NY, – Just 11 days before award-winning, New York-based artist Monty Alexander releases his new album, the jazz virtuoso is set for a scintillating performance at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College. The Jamaican-born, Grammy-nominated performer and his band Harlem-Kingston Express are set to raise the roof in the Caribbean-populated borough of Brooklyn on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 8 p.m. “We are bringing a party that will fuse the smooth sounds of jazz classics with the infectious rhythms of reggae to create aRead More
New York, New York – With a recent stellar performance at Jamaica Jazz and Blues, Christopher Martin heads to New York. Last year was a great year for the young, hip, soulful reggae crooner, making huge strides and accomplishments in his career. With successful US tours, European tours and a major acting role it is evident that Christopher Martin is here to stay. The VP records recording artist had several stellar performances last year and opened 2014 with a bang. Starting the year with a short impactful set on ShaggyRead More
Kingston, Jamaica; The 18th staging of the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival is set to sizzle with six time Grammy Award winning star Toni Braxton. The event takes place on Thursday, January 30, 2014 – Saturday, February 1, 2014. Also adding their brand of musical fireworks to the stage at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium will be Grammy Award winning song bird Chrissette Michelle whose hits include Epiphany and A couple of Foreveres and Aaron Neville whose mega hit Don’t Know much ignited Jamaica in 1989. Patrons of the Festival willRead More