Monday, June 13, 2011

Sonny Rollins takes top honors at Jazz Awards

NEW YORK – Saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins isn't slowing down at age 80, winning musician of the year honors at the Jazz Awards.

Rollins, currently touring New Zealand, was also named best tenor saxophonist at Saturday's awards ceremony at the City Winery club - AP

Friday, June 10, 2011

Swedish jazz-influenced band played Ocho Rios Interantional Jazz Festival

Swedish group Mynta performed in Kingston at the opening of the 21st Annual Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival and at the Fathers Day closer in Ocho Rios.

Mynta presents an eclectic mix of rhythms with band members coming from diverse places such as India, Africa, Latin America, Cuba and Brazil.

Celebrating over 30 years of making music, the group, founded in 1979 by Swedish bassist Christian Paulin, has evolved from its original make-up as a typical jazz band into one of the world's top ensembles, creating a true fusion of jazz-influenced world music.

Mynta has performed at several major festivals in Dubai, India and China, as well as Hungary, Belgium and Denmark