My son Kyle’s first word was “Car”. His second word was “Bang”. So I’m hoping this isn’t a harbinger of things to come.
Jazz enthusiasts will get yet another chance to indulge themselves when the second annual T&T Jazz Week is launched.
The JATT, in collaboration with LiveArt Bistro, will launch the event, celebrated globally as International Jazz Day, from 6.30 pm at LiveArt Bistro, 5 Albion Street, Port-of-Spain.
The launch will feature live performances by a cast of local and regional performers who have been recognised for their work in lifting audience appreciation of the beauty of jazz. Among them are Douglas Redon (upright bass); Martiniquan Eddie Clarion (guitar) and Sean Thomas (drums).
There will also be a live feed of the global celebrations hosted by the UNESCO in Osaka, Japan, featuring jazz legend Herbie Hancock and guests.
The launch is intended to herald the feast of events planned for T&T Jazz Week in June. Organisers say following the standards set in 2013, this year’s events will take jazz to young children in a selected school and at Nalis, while adults will be treated to jazz jams and main event performances and on June 28 at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port-of-Spain. Added to this year’s celebrations will be an after party following the main event. A schedule of events will be released soon.