A Tribute to all Moms….Jazz & much more!, May 09 2010
Island Productions and Promotions of Trinidad and Tobago put together their second annual Mother’s Day tribute to mothers on Sunday, May 09, 2010. This follow-up to a similar event last year took place at the Senior Common Room Grounds of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus from 06:00 pm, Sunday.
At the top of the card as listed on the Mama Dis is Jazz website was the pianist Dave Marcellin Trio.
However, the line up was so packed with some of the best Tn’T Jazz talents that it would not be a stretch to lump the Marcellin Trio with the UTT Jazz-tet, which boasts other national greats drummer Sean Thomas, guitarist Theron Shaw, keyboardist Wayne Guerra and bassist Douglas Reddon; The Jazz Singer Vaughnette Bigford;
…bassist/multi-instrumentalist Mike Boothman; and sitar player Mungal Patasar and Pantar.
Also appearing at Mama Dis is Jazz was 3 CANAL, The PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars Steel Orchestra, Kenneth Clarke, Robert Munroe and friends.
Another Caribbean Jazz-themed Mother’s Day event that took place in the diaspora was the Mother’s Day Haitian Jazz Music Celebration. Some of the most prominent Jazz musicians from the Haitian side of the world were down to perform at SOB’s on 204 Varick St. and We. Houston. They were keyboardist Reginald Policard with bassist Addi Lafosse, drummer Harvel Nakundi; bassist Rigaud Simon with guitarist Eli Menezes, keyboardist Axel Laugart, saxophonist Joe Albano, drummer Gashford Guillaume and percussionist Sergo Decius.
Making special appearances at An Evening of Haitian Jazz Music were trumpeter Jean Caze and singer Pauline Jean with drummer Shirazette Tinnin, keyboardist Miki Hayama, bassist Linda Oh and percussionist Paula Green.