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Tappin jazz for Christmas

luigimarshall, luigimarshall@nationnews.com

Added 10 December 2011

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This year virtuoso Arturo Tappin will grace the Sagicor Christmas Jazz stage for the first time. The musical treat is scheduled for December 17 and 18 at the Plantation Garden Theatre, Maxwell, Christ Church.  Arturo is definitely the smoothest, saxiest horn man the Caribbean has to offer. His dynamic and spirited live performances have won him fans the world over. He made headway with his debut recording Strictly Roots Jazz and then immediately followed up with a stellar performance on his second album entitled Java. For his cultural contributions to Jamaica and the Caribbean on the whole, Arturo received a nationally acclaimed Award Of Excellence In The Arts from former Jamaican prime minister P.J. Patterson. Tappin has dazzled audiences at the Soho Jazz Festival, the Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Reggae Sunsplash, as well as headlining jazz festivals throughout the Caribbean. He has performed with the legendary Roberta Flack, hard bop trumpeter Red Rodney Grammy Award-winning drummer Roy Haynes, reggae superstar Maxi Priest, R&B chart topper Anita Baker; Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander and guitarist Ernest Ranglin, South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela, smooth jazz crooner Will Downing and R&B singer Freddie Jackson. (PR)  

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