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Myrna Hague – July 29, 2016

Myrna Hague  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  July 29, 2016 Hague, “Jamaica’s first lady of jazz”, was the focus of this Jazzmobile gig, co-sponsored by the Jamaica Tourism Board.  The opener was Trevor “Bridges” Bridgewater (my first steel pan!) playing … Continue reading

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Allan Harris – August 14, 2015

Allan Harris  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 14, 2015 Harris is another up-and-coming (on my radar screen, at least) male heartthrob jazz vocalist.  He had all the deep resonant chops and a nice variety of repertoire, including some originals, … Continue reading

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Roy Ayers – August 12, 2015

Roy Ayers  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 12, 2015 Ayers has had a two-stage career, initially as a jazz vibes player who rose to prominence in the 1970′s.  Some of his licks have been sampled and gained placement in … Continue reading

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Cecile McLorin Salvant – August 24, 2013

Cecile McLorin Salvant  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 24, 2013 This was day 2 of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, so it was a bit of a tossup how I would title it, but Cecile was the real draw … Continue reading

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Jimmy Heath Big Band – August 23, 2013

Jimmy Heath Big Band  – Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 23, 2013 As part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Heath led his big band in a premiere of his extended composition, “Bird is the Word”.  And then continued with … Continue reading

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Charlie Parker Festival – August 28, 2010

Charlie Parker Festival      –       Marcus Garvey Park        –         August 28, 2010 The usual superiorly-situated amphitheatre in Garvey Park was closed for repair, so the Charlie Parker Festival was moved to a flat area of the lower portion … Continue reading

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