All that jazz

Antonio "Boo" Rudder
Antonio “Boo” Rudder

One of Barbados’ best kept secrets will be revealed on Sunday.

That is when some of the island’s best jazz musicians will come together to perform for both locals and tourists in a special Father’s Day concert titled: Jazz for Fathers’ Day.

And those eager to experience this “rare opportunity” will have to go to Divi Southwinds in St. Lawrence, Christ Church.

This event is the third in a series of concerts in an ongoing project by serious jazz musicians seeking to build a platform to develop the skills of the young and talented players, said coordinator, Antonio Boo Rudder.

“The concert is a thrust by musicians to create their own opportunities in a contracted market. It is about self help, knowing we have a good product that must be made accessible,” he said.

Musicians to perform include Cecil Bascombe on bass, the Caribbe, Michael Wood with added vocals from CiCi and CBU song contest winner, Lillian Lorde.

“The Guitar Magician”, Mike Sealy, who has been thrilling audiences for more than 40 years with his unique stylings, is also on the programme.

Having worked and toured with the Mighty Sparrow as his musical arranger, it was said that Sealy “has consistently demonstrated that he is the most exciting arranger of kaiso music and a master of soulful chord progressions and colourful arrangements”.

Highly acclaimed

The highly acclaimed performer has also arranged for veteran Pic-O-De-Crop monarch Gabby, including two of his biggest successes, Calypso and winning hit Ole Ashe, as well as many others giants on the musical landscape. Sealy and his quartet

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