Monday, 22 February 2010 10:12
On Saturday February 20th, Ariapita Avenue saw the launch of something brand new: The first annual Trinidad and Tobago Jazz Festival.
An initiative of the Jazz Alliance of Trinidad and Tobago, the festival will take plave over three days in March, and will feature some of T&T's top jazz talent.
Jazz lovers gathered at The Corner Bar, on the corner of Ariapita and Gatacre Street in Woodbrook, to celebrate the festival launch, and were treated to live music by ace pannist Mikhail Salcedo, bassist Dwight Thompson, David Marcelin on keyboards and JATT president Sean Thomas on drums.
The band played a mix of jazz standards and classic calypso, all infused with a Caribbean jazz feel.
The festival will start on March 12th, with Poetry, Flamenco and Tap Jazz Fusion for School Children, a free outdoor concert on Brian Lara Promenade in Port-of-Spain. It includes free concerts, a major event with international jazz musicians at the University of the West Indies, a Master saxophone class and a jam session at The Corner Bar, as well as a screening of the movie Blue Note at the same venue.
Patrons at the launch enjoyed good music as well as complimentary finger food and great company.
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