…a sampling of Jazz news deserving of a post rather than a roll, a blogroll that is
The Greek Theatre and The Gibson on May 16 hosted the 2nd Annual L.A. Latin Jazz Festival 2009. The featured acts were the Caribbean Jazz Project Reunion with Dave Samuels & Paquito D’Rivera, José Rizo’s Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars, Charlie Sepulveda & The Turnaround Band and Giovanni Hidalgo.
Dave Samuel’s Caribbean Jazz Project then turned up at Yoshi’s San Francisco on 1330 Fillmore Street on Sunday, May 17th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.
Trinidadian mothers were honoured on Sunday, May 10 at the all-inclusive event called Mama Dis Is Jazz held on the grounds of Ortinola Estate, a beautiful piece of real estate in the Maracas Valley, St. Joseph. The show ran from 1:00 – 07:00 pm.
Up on stage were top steelpan player Ken “Professor” Philmore; multi-instrumentalist and sitar specialist, Mungal Patasar, the sitar being the lead vehicle in his pursuit of a happy medium in realm of Indo Calypso-Jazz; pianist Raf Robertson whose forté Calypso-Jazz; bass man Michael Boothman (and Kaiso Fusion) who is also handy on a number of other stringed instruments such as the guitar, the cuatro and piano; Guyana born singer Ruth Osman accompanied by guitar, percussion and bass; Dave Marcellin and Birdsong Steel Orchestra.
Michael Boothman (courtesy mamadisisjazz.com)
This is the third year that this Mother’s Day event has been organized by the Non-governmental Organisation Guana Project, Guana being the name of the first Amerindian chief who donated the land where St. Joseph now sits. St. Joseph was the first capital of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mama Dis Is Jazz has evolved from Jazz Fest, the name by which the concert was known over the two previous editions.
Three days into the month of May, Who is R’Kardo St’Von? Part Deux, came off at Casa de Ibiza on 163 Tragarete Road, POS, Trinidad.
St. Von is a vocalist who does Jazz. And it is Jazz that he brought to the Casa de Ibiza on Sunday, May 03 with the backing of folks like pianist Chantal Esdelle and guitarist Theron Shaw.
This show was presented by Ricardo Mendoza.