Former Supreme to sing in Barbados – 2014 Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari Line up Announced

The organizers of the 2014 Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari in Barbados have confirmed a line-up of exciting local and international musical talent and a new picturesque seafront venue – the Sea Rocks Dome at Barbados Beach Club.

The 2014 festival marks the first anniversary of the touring jazz adventure around the Caribbean region. Taking place from Jan 16 – 21 the Jazz Safari is ready to give audiences six unique concerts filled with top class acts from around the world.

The Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari opens on Thursday 16th January with the inimitable Mary Wilson, of the Supremes, performing her successful multi-media show Stormy Monday- The Story of Lena Horne, and the 2010 Living Legend Award pianist, Randy Weston (USA) performs a 100th Anniversary celebratory concert The Panama Connection.

The Safari continues on Friday 17th at the Sea Rocks Dome with the remarkable Craig Haynes and his Quintet (USA) and fast rising young star Nikita (Barbados). The next stop is scenic Harrison’s Cave on 18th Jan. with poly-rhythms from across the Caribbean region featuring Buyu Ambroise (Haiti), Cameron Pierre (Dominica) and Reggie Boyce (Panama).

{IMAGE VIA - fch.org.bb} An afternoon of Gospel, R &B, and Jazz fusion features on 19th Jan.  with Tia Fuller’s Band, the Alternative Quartet from Trinidad and Arturo Tappin and more.  The concert on  Monday 20th  Jan, I Remember Oscar  takes place once again in the magnificent Sea Rocks Dome, with the critically acclaimed all star  Oscar Peterson Legacy Band (Canada) and Kelly lee Evans Quintet (Canada).

{IMAGE VIAfch.org.bb} An afternoon of Gospel, R &B, and Jazz fusion features on 19th Jan. with Tia Fuller’s Band, the Alternative Quartet from Trinidad and Arturo Tappin and more. The concert on Monday 20th Jan, I Remember Oscar takes place once again in the magnificent Sea Rocks Dome, with the critically acclaimed all star Oscar Peterson Legacy Band (Canada) and Kelly lee Evans Quintet (Canada).

And what looks like becoming a tradition, the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari in Barbados closes with the Errol Barrow Day Jazz Picnic, on Tuesday 21st Jan. in a rousing tribute to homegrown bands featuring, Rhea Drakes, Ricky Brathwaite and the 1688 Orchestra with special guests.

The Naniki Caribbean Jazz Legends Award 2014 will be presented to Barbados and International drummer Roy Haynes.

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