Monday, December 29, 2008

Dermot Hussey to resume'The Traveler'

The Traveler, Kenny Barron's latest work received master treatment by real music presenter Dermot Hussey on "the Riff" aired on Jamaica's News Talk 93 FM, weekdays at 8:35 pm. But, the journey was incomplete and Hussey promised listeners a Part 2 TBA.

The Traveler parades some excellent sounds abetted by a new rhythm section (Japanese bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Cuban drummer Francisco Mela) and some very special guests.

Over 50 years of performance, Barron, who recently tutored our own Dr. Kathy Brown in New York, shows he still possess the touch, panache, grace, fire and empathy.

Riffin is heard live, Monday - Friday, 8:35pm @

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sonny Bradshaw, Myrna Hague open Miramar centre

Jamaican trumpeter Sonny Bradshaw and wife Myrna Hague opened the new 800-seat Miramar Cultural Center at 2400 Civic Center Place, Florida recently.

The opening of the centre coincides with the staging of the Caribfest Community Showcase, the free multi-cultural festival staged annually by Caribefest Inc. and the City of Miramar.

This years focus turned to the Caribbean Jazz of veteran Jamaican musician and founder of the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival Sonny Bradshaw (trumpet) and his wife Myrna Hague (vocals) who graced the stage of the new US$20 million Arts Center with Jamaican saxophonist Dean Fraser, fresh from a stint at Anguilla’s Tranquility Jazz Festival and Grammy nominated Haitian-born Reginald Policard on keyboards as well as trumpeter Jean Caze.