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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
When Reggae musicians David “Catapila” Nevin and Dennis “Shango Trex” Llewellyn embarked on their individual music careers, they never imagined one day they would evolve into the duo, music lovers would come to know as Freemynz. Stemming from a need to be open minded, and being totally oblivious to society’s ‘box’ mentally…Freemynz (pronounced free minds) was born. Hailing from New York by way of Kingston, Jamaica, Shango Trex has been on the music scene for decades. An expert musician who mastered the trumpet at an early age, Shango Trex alsoRead More
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. May 27, 2013—-Music artistes in Trinidad and Tobago are being given an opportunity to make a living at home throughout the year. Thanks to entertainer, Denise Belfon- best known by her sobriquet, Saucy Wow, T&T artistes who perform all genres of music indigenous to the country, will be hired each Saturday for performances at the Edge nightclub on the Southern end of the island. It’s a new endeavor the ‘Wining Queen’ singer has embarked on, with plans to become a regional promoter of events, in the years ahead.Read More