Saturday, February 21, 2009
Canadian Jason Wilson for Jazz on the Green
Canadian Scotsman Jason Wilson returns to the annual Rotary Club of Spanish Town fundraiser Jazz on the Green to be established on a new green Sunday, March 15. Predominantly, a crossover reggae performer dubbed by Canadian media as "reggae visionary" or the "future of reggae", Wilson, au fait on jazz, is a current nominee for Canada's prestgious Juno Award for 'Best Reggae Album" for his double CD set The Peacemaker Chauffeur that Dermot Hussey described poignantly as episodic. The album was featured earlier this month on Hussey's Riffin on Jamaica's Newstalk 93 FM.
On previous appearances Jason Wilson played Jazz on the Green on the traditional Cherry Garden green the 09 edition is set for the lawns of Jamaica House in Kingston.
Dr. Ernest Ranglin, Wilson's mentor, London-based saxophonist, clarinet player and keyboardist Pee Wee Ellis, other local players, Desi Jones and the Green House Effect, Chris McDonald, Charmaine Limonius, Pam Hall, Fab Five and The Edna Manley College School of Music year three ensemble are billed to perform.