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Hilton hosting jazz legend pianist Lewis

Hilton Barbados will be alive with the sweet sounds of jazz, come Saturday, when the resort hosts a once in a lifetime dinner event featuring composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis.

Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis.

Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis.

Speaking at the media launch of the event, senior sales manager Tracy Jones explained that the Needham’s Ballroom would be transformed into a “Chicago meets Barbados” jazz lounge for the evening, featuring the finest in cuisine and jazz.

“We begin at 7 p.m. with a four-course menu –– including smoked salmon roulade and spiced beef tenderloin, paired with marinated snapper, among other mouthwatering dishes –– which will be complemented with an inclusive premium bar. This will be topped off with the feature presentation by the three-time Grammy Award winner Lewis.”

Jones added that the event was an extension of the range of culinary and entertainment events Hilton Barbados hosted throughout the year to showcase the diversity of the hotel.

“We have a weekly open mic in our Careenage Bar that offers local budding artistes a chance to showcase their abilities in music, spoken word and song.

“As it relates to our culinary treats, we also have our Beach Bonfire And Breadfruit event on Fridays, which is a perfect way to relax and unwind at the Hilton Barbados Resort, and now we are adding an international element by hosting this evening with jazz legend Lewis.”

Veteran entertainer John King says he is looking forward to the event; that it will be one not to be missed by anyone who loves music.

“This is an opportunity of a life-time for local musicians, students of music, especially present and past Barbados Community College students, as well as jazz and music lovers in general.

“We sometimes only hear about artistes like Lewis, and seldom get to see them perform live, and Hilton is giving us this amazing opportunity to witness jazz at its best. I know this will be an evening of the finest in cuisine and jazz, which will not be easily forgotten.”

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