Kenny Lattimore wows at Christmas Jazz
There were hundreds of couples at the two-day FirstCaribbean Christmas Jazz at the Plantation Garden Theatre on Sunday and Monday, and when Kenny Lattimore sang For You they all owned it.
Lattimore was the “special guest” in an all-star line-up featuring bandleader Marcus Miller, Mike Phillips, Kirk Whalum, Christian Scott, Mark Stephens, Gene Lake, Michito Sanchez, Mike Thompson and Myron McKinley.
The musicians had their audience feeling all kinds of feelings that manifested in loud applause, shouts, screams and groans to the popular Christmas songs that were sweet to the ear. Those tracks included Deck The Halls, Little Drummer Boy and We Three Kings.
Lattimore’s two numbers River, accompanied by Scott, and the wedding anthem For You, with Whalum, were unmistakable and he was like a fine Christmas liqueur. His sultry little movements made for a sweeter love feast.
The annual holiday treat was increased to two days for the first time in the eight-year history this year. Both nights were sold out. Producer Deryck Walcott said he was thrilled with the turn out at both events. He said the musicians who wowed the audience were also excited to be in Barbados performing.
The musicians also left Barbados with a lasting impression and some even posted their comments on their Facebook pages.
Miller, who was band leader wrote: “Great show last night in Barbados thanks to Kirk Whalum, Mike Phillips, Kenny Lattimore and a great band”.
Full review of the show in Friday’s WE Magazine.