Jazz sweet fuh so (Social Scene)
By Gercine Carter | Sun, July 01, 2012 - 12:04 AM
JAZZ ENTHUSIASTS eagerly welcomed last month’s CIBC FirstCaribbean Sugar Isle Jazz Festival – perhaps the biggest event so far announcing the Crop Over season in Barbados.
The three-night event, which opened at Frank Collymore Hall and closed at the Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, was an injection of fresh and exciting talent in the local jazz scene, with captiviating performances by overseas artistes like renowned American bass player Morris Mo Pleasure, Haitian-American Pauline Jean, alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, and the group Take 6.
From the turnout at the various venues it was clear that the art form, “sweet music” enjoyed by many, transcends generations from the young to the mature who have been following jazz for years.
From left, Cally Boyea, country manager of Esso; Radcliffe Nurse, head of corporate banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean; Joy Bowen; Peter Harris, general manager of CGI; and Mark St Hill, director of international banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean, taking in all the jazz offerings with food and drink. (GP)
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