OFFBEAT means unconventional; not conforming to norm. JamaicaMusic Offbeat presents music unconventional to popular Jamaican music which is largely traditional reggae and its dancehall derivatives. It places in the spotlight Jamaican musicians, home and abroad, who are creators/players/performers of improvised and other non-traditional music, the venues and shows that indulge in improvised music. It also features similar musicians and jazz related entities beyond the Jamaican shores.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Myrna Hague's authoritative display of beat and swing
by Herbie Miller
How distinctive her voice. Reigning jazz diva, Myrna Hague, has always stayed in touch with her roots. She performed recently at the Jamaica Pegasus Jazz in the Garden series as the featured vocalist with the Jamaica All Star Big Band.