Jazzy treat from Down Under
IT WAS A jazzy lunchtime treat with an Australian flavour at the Frank Collymore Hall Tuesday afternoon.
The visiting Jazz Workshop Australia group, which is on its fifth tour to the Caribbean and the United States, serenaded music lovers with a number of hits in their 15-number set, including A Night In Tunisia, Bye Bye Bye Blackbird, I’m A Believer, Night Owl Suite Movement 1, A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square, Lorenzo’s Wings and On The Sunny Side Of The Street before finishing on a flourish with Coconut Champagne.
Ranging in age from 15 to 20, the youngsters, who live in different parts of Australia, surpassed some tough competition to land a place among the 19 musicians and two singers who are on tour.
In addition to some fine singing from Rosie Castle and Sophie Catsoulis, members of the audience got a treat from saxophonists James Sewell and Matt Vecanski, who showed their versatility as singers when they teamed up with the two ladies for the penultimate number On The Sunny Side Of The Street.
Jazz Workshop Australia performed on board the Boleador catamaran yesterday evening, and they have six other performances in Barbados at various hotels and restaurants through to today.
The schedule also includes a performance at Alleyne School this morning at 9 o’clock.
The group performed and attended workshops in New York before flying to Barbados and will make stops in Miami, Orlando and Atlanta before heading back home. (YB)