Jazz Around the World 2 – 28 April – Barbados

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Welcome to Barbados. I hope you took some time to enjoy the sights – and cuisine – of this wonderful island. Now it is time to introduce you to some Bajan Jazz.


We’ll start off with saxophonist Mylon Clarke. Hailing from Bridgetown, Clarke is a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. We may even get a sneak peak at one of his auditions.


Mylon, if you please:



Berklee Summer Audition – “Billie’s Bounce”




Live – Barbados 50 Years of Independence concert – Bajan Medley





Up next, we have vocalist Kellie Cadogan. Ms. Cadogan has performed with some of finest Caribbean musicians and at festivals around the world. Her music is an inspiration to many.


Let’s visit with Kellie now:



God Bless the Child




It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)









For our finale, we have saxophonist Arturo Tappin. Tappin made his debut as a leader towards the end of 1980’s, and along the way developed an impressive resume as long as his locks. Tappin has rightly earned the title of legend. He has even played for two US presidents.


Coming to the stage, with an array of saxes and flutes, none other than Arturo Tappin:



Blue Reggae




Red Light




It Always Gets Better




Live at Jazz Artists on the Greens – (No title provided)




I think we should have Arturo do an encore. Here he joins Marcus Miller and Etienne Charles in an all-star tribute to the great Ralph McDonald. This performance was from the Jazz at D Hill event at Holy Cross College. (Clip runs about 20 minutes.)




BarbadosThank you for joining us here in Barbados. I hope you enjoyed the performers we had for you today. We’ll meet at the Port of the Internet for cruise through the Caribbean. Next stop on our Jazz Around the World 2 tour: US Virgin Islands.


April is Jazz Appreciation Month. Support the artists. Buy their music. Go out and see some live Jazz today.

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