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Trinidad & Tobago: Jazz on the Greens

Trinidad & Tobago: Jazz on the Greens

Posted by Shanelle Weir on April 04, 2014

There is always something to do in Trinidad and Tobago. Even after Carnival celebrations, music lovers can look forward to the highly anticipated Jazz Artists on the Greens (JAOTG) taking place tomorrow at The Greens, Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) compound, Farm Road, St Joseph.

Organisers of the event, Production One Limited, is inviting patrons to walk with their lawn chairs and blankets and come for the lime and discover the music. Calling it the fastest growing Jazz event in the region, a media release from the company stated this year’s show would be huge. “Opportunities to socialise are only a small part of the offering at JAOTG. The major feature is the discovery of Caribbean jazz music in a multitude of flavours, styles and genres.”

The festival has attracted jazz performers from around the Caribbean and from the Caribbean diaspora over the years including legendary local jazz trumpeter, Errol Ince; saxophonist, Arturo Tappin of Barbados; Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles; The “Paganini of Pan”, Liam Teague; Raf Robertson; ace Trinidadian pan soloist Dane Gulston; Nilson Matta, one of Brazil best bassists; jazz pianist Klaus Mueller, Asheville-based steel drummer Jonathan Scales; Cuban vibraphone exponent, Tamara Castañeda; Trinidad-based music ensemble élan parlé; and the William Roblejo Trio of Cuba.

This year will feature a cast of local and international artistes, with a full stage of scintillating jazz fusion music, featuring Barbadian vocalist, Marisa Lindsay; UK-based jazz guitarist, Cameron Pierre; steel pan virtuoso, Ken “Professor” Philmore; Cuban saxophonist, Emir Santa Cruz and his Espiral Trio; and Berklee College of Music graduate, vocalist, Nyol Manswell of Trinidad and Tobago.

The show has been produced by the local team of Production One Ltd, for the past 11 years. Completing the open-air festival, picnic ambiance will be a variety of culinary delights on sale; and a fully stocked bar, along with exclusive event WiFi Internet access so that patrons can upload their experiences in real-time.

Gates open at 4pm and the event begins at 5pm.

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