OVERVIEW OF "JAZZ ARTISTS ON THE GREENS": www.jaotg.org
With the successful production of the sixth edition of Jazz Artists on the Greens 2008 recently completed in Trinidad, Production One Ltd. ventures to the sister island of Tobago for the inaugural TOBAGO edition of this flagship event. To be held on April 24, 2008, in the middle of the "Jazz Week" in Tobago, this event heralds the inclusion of a dose of real Jazz into a week of festivities which will see thousands of spectators and music fans converging in Tobago for the Festivities of the so-named "Jazz Week."A perceptive writer noted that "jazz events have become de rigueur throughout the world of international tourism, and the jazz festival concept has blossomed into big business. Though billed as jazz festivals, the majority of these events in the Caribbean have taken to packing their schedules with everything from pop to R&B in order to attract younger, broader audiences." In sharp contrast, Production One Ltd. has been successfully producing its flagship event, Jazz Artists On The Greens, annually since 2003 with an ear tuned to traditional jazz and its Caribbean variation.
Encouraged by the growing interest shown by long starved jazz fans at small events such as "Jazz on the Avenue", (a Caribbean Jazz recital event created and produced fortnightly in early 2003 by its associate company, S.T. Jazz, Inc.), Production One Ltd. prepared for its inaugural event, Jazz Artists on The Greens, that would be hosted in June 2003 within a larger, festival setting at a park. Leaning towards the Caribbean Jazz idiom for inspiration, and with the intention of bringing a touch of class to local jazz, the objective was to expose as many new patrons and young musicians as possible to Jazz, in an informal setting that could help remove much of the mystique that seemed to surround the genre. To quote Production One Ltd. director, Rolf Doyle, "Jazz Artists On The Greens is a first step towards a local jazz festival similar in popularity and size to those held annually in St. Lucia and Barbados, but always remaining true to the jazz." The event has grown from strength to strength, ever widening its base of regional performers...and its audience.
PROGRAMME FOR "JAZZ ARTISTS ON THE GREENS 2008": www.jaotg.org
|Tobago Euphonic Sounds Steel Orchestra||7:00 pm||Tobago conventional steel orchestra.|
|The Kariwak Players||8:00 pm||Tobago jazz band led by keyboardist/arranger John Arnold|
|Bellita and the Jazz Tumbata||9:00 pm||Cuban group led by virtuoso keyboardist, percussionist and singer|
|Nilson Matta Brazilian Voyage||10:00 pm||Legendary Brazillian bassist leads a quartet featuring Claudio Roditi on trumpet, with Mauricio Zottarelli on drums and Klaus Mueller on piano.|
|The Sean Thomas Ensemble||11:00 pm||An international cast featuring vocalist Marisa Lindsay of Barbados, saxophonist Grant Langford of the US, double bassist Nilson Matta of Brazil, and pianist Klaus Mueller of Germany|
DATE & TIME: Thursday 24th April, 2008 from 7:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight.
VENUE: Bon Accord Recreation Grounds, Centre Street, Tobago.
Click here for downloadable Map.
Directions from Crown Point Airport and points west:
- Proceeding east along the Canaan Bon Accord Road, turn left onto Centre Street.
- Note the landmark building, Pennywise Supermarket and its carpark are immediately after Centre Street.
- Recreation Grounds on right.
Direction from points east of Canaan:
- Proceeding west along Canaan Bon Accord Road, turn right into Centre Street. Recreation Grounds on left.
TICKET SALESTicket prices are $300.00 in advance. There is a discounted price of $250.00 for tickets purchased by April 17th.
Advance tickets for our Jazz Artists On The Greens 2008, Tobago show will go on sale on April 8, 2008, at the following locations in Trinidad and Tobago:
|Ticket Outlet||Location & Address||Contact Number|
|Stetcher's||Long Circular Mall, St. James||(868) 628-0987|
|Nigel R. Khan - Bookseller||Gulf City Mall, Lowlands, Tobago|
Trincity Mall, Trincity
The Falls at West Mall, Westmoorings
BOOKING INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS: www.jaotg.orgProduction One Ltd. is always on the lookout for new up-and-coming Jazz talent throughout the Caribbean for appearance at our concerts. We are currently compiling an artists' roster of Jazz musicians, jazz bands, and small steelband ensembles with a jazz repertoire for our future events. To be a part of our events, artists must provide a professionally prepared preview package, non-returnable, including the following items:
- a professional portrait (with permission to reproduce/publish, assigned to Production One Ltd., in the event the artist is hired.)
- a Compact Disc (mp3 or CDDA format) of live performances or original tunes, 3 songs maximum. (Please, a copy since we will not be returning it!)
- your biography with recent discography, if applicable,
- any other applicable promotional material, reviews, articles, contact numbers, etc.
For a downloadable copy of Booking Information for Artists, click here.