Jazz Artists on the Greens® 2012, "A 10th Anniversary Celebration!" promises a powerful mix of contemporary Caribbean Jazz styles, delivered by some of the most talented performers to grace our stages. 2012's line-up includes Dominican Cultural Ambassador, Michele Henderson backed by Ming & Friends; London-based Trinidadian Pannist, Annise Hadeed and his group comprising Douglas Reddon (Bass), Theron Shaw (Guitar) and Richard Bailey (Drums); Carlton "Zanda" Alexander and The Coalpot Band; smooth jazz guitarist Clifford Charles and the charismatic, lively and eclectic Jazz stylings of SONGBIRD, Llettesha Sylvester the audience is in for a delightful treat. Showtime is 5:00 p.m.
Started in 2003, Jazz Artists on the Greens® is produced and presented annually by Production One Ltd. This open-air concert, which is now considered "a true social calendar event", is fashioned to encourage its patrons to "walk with their mats and festival chairs" and sit where they are most comfortable as they enjoy goodcompany and great music. Leaning towards the Caribbean Jazz idiom for inspiration, Jazz Artists on the Greens® has grown into the largest Caribbean jazz event in Trinidad and Tobago with the potential to expand further. On Saturday March 24, 2012, the event will celebrate its tenth anniversary, a milestone in the entertainment industry locally and regionally which points to its validity as an entertainment option here.
As Jazz Artists on the Greens® evolves in the new decade of the 21st century, its initial purpose of exposing as many new patrons and young musicians as possible to Jazz has been expanded to include becoming a major platform for the expression of Caribbean Jazz artistes, based locally, regionally and internationally. The high demand by artistes for spots on the show will allow for the inclusion of surprise guests to be confirmed closer to the date.
Over the years we successfully created a true festival atmosphere, by offering space to concessionaires who offer food, drinks, CDs, musical instruments, festival memorabilia and give-aways. For 2012, the range of festival-related concessions and paraphernalia includes local jewellery, Painters/Artists, other food caterers, Leather Craft and musical instruments.
Over the past nine (9) years, our event has received glowing reviews in the press and encouraging responses from our many patrons who have been attending in increasing numbers - and we anticipate that 2012's production will continue in this vein of success.
The event is again being hosted at the spacious accommodation at the bucolic Greens at Farm Road, St. Joseph. This well-lit, secure facility also offers adequate off-the-road parking for patrons' vehicles.Click here to see a Bing map of The Greens at Farm Road, St. Joseph