…a sampling of Jazz news deserving of a post rather than a roll, a blogroll
Caymanetnews.com took notice of ‘Live on the Paseo’ featuring Gary Ebanks & Intransit with special guests on Friday, December 19, 2008 from 6-9:00 pm. Ebanks and Intransit, well-known on the Cayman Jazz circuit, performed Caribbean and fusion music.
On Boxing Day, Red White & Blues returned to the Paseo from 6-9:00 pm with their infectious Jazz and Blues to say goodbye to 2008.
Paquito D’Rivera joins The Chicago Jazz Ensemble on Friday, December 12, 2008 for the 10th American Heritage Jazz Series feature ‘Commemorating Goodman, Celebrating Swing and Latin Jazz.’ D’Rivera will share Chicago’s Harris Theater with fellow trumpeter Jon Faddis. D’Rivera and Faddis go back a couple of decades starting in the 1980′s when they were co-sidemen for the great Dizzy Gillespie.
Faddis, for his part, had a short history with the subject of Friday’s showcase, Benny Goodman. He recorded a project with Goodman’s Orchestra in the 1970′s, but that was canned and never released.
Faddis: “I’m excited to once again share the stage with Paquito, who is a master of classical, jazz and Caribbean-infused music.” D’Rivera will be drawing from his Cuban musical roots to Swing that Latin come 08:00pm Friday.
Guadeloupean saxophonist Jacques Schwartz-Bart headed a roster of Creole musicians from the French West Indies, the Commonwealth of Dominica and the Ivory Coast in a showcase of the music of the Caribbean’s butterfly island at SOB’s in New York, early December, 2008. ‘Destination Gaudeloupe: A New York Festival’ was also a celebration of the island’s film industry and its unique traditional creole cuisine.
A co-production of Anyway Organization and Afromondo Productions, Schwartz-Bart dished out a fusion of Jazz and Gwoka, his homeland’s indeginous rhythm, in a collective performance for the enjoyment of the French Caribbean expatriates living in New York.