As a giant of Caribbean Jazz, guitarist Clifford Charles has answered the calls of his fans with his latest musical offering– Homeward Bound. The Eight track masterpiece is in the Smooth Soca Jazz genre, serving as a mirror that presents listeners with a reflection of the revered sound of Trinidad and Tobago's Soca music, delicately refracted into Clifford's distinct Smooth Jazz signature. Featuring five cover tracks originally performed by Trinidad's leading Soca artists, as well as three originals, the album transcends into the realm of audible grandeur, by maintaining the melodic READ MORE >>rhythm of the indigenous Soca genre while fearlessly interrogating the jazz idiom.
Clifford Charles has featured pervasively on local, regional and international stages as both supporting and solo artist. A selection of titans he has shared the stage with includes: Joe Sample, Randy Crawford, Ronald "Boo" Hinkson, The Drifters and Élan Parlé. Clifford has also made appearances at regional jazz staple events such as St. Lucia Jazz Festival as well as the Tobago Jazz Festival and Jazz Artists on the Greens, Trinidad. Read Less
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra explodes onto stages with an indescribable sound that is
as much felt as it is heard: "a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity" (Pan on the Net). Weaving together collective and individual influences without compromise, they are as much themselves as they are a unit—a crucial trait of landmark instrumental ensembles. At center stage, steel pannist and founder Jonathan Scales' compositional skill mixes with tasteful, avant-garde improvisations to form an unmistakably unique approach to an instrument often associated with READ MORE >>cruise ships and tropical music. Driftwood Magazine says: "Scales is to steel pans...what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator." At stage left, bassist Cody Wright's gut-wrenching grooves and blistering, soulful melodic lines imbue the trio with a unique intensity that has to be witnessed to be completely understood. Wright is quickly becoming known around the world as a tasteful virtuoso—even bass legend Victor Wooten has called his playing "amazing and musical!" At stage right, fueling the fire, drummer Chaisaray "Chais" Schenck's rock-solid grooves and percussive musicality inspire Scales and Wright to push even further.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra's self-titled 2013 debut album on Ropeadope Records featured guest collaborators Victor Wooten and Howard Levy of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones and is fully orchestrated with horns and strings. In 2014, the Fourchestra released Mixtape Symphony (Ropeadope.), a dense, half-hour long-form album inspired by and dedicated to Roy "Futureman" Wooten, which peaked at #6 on the iTunes Jazz charts.
With promoters and critics already anticipating the big jazz festival stages in the band's near future, the Fourchestra is currently plying their trade on club and festival stages throughout North America and Europe, building an audience one awed, mouth agape fan at a time. Read Less
Arturo is definitely the smoothest, saxiest horn man the Caribbean has to offer. His dynamic and spirited live performances have won him fans the world over. He made headway with his debut recording "Strictly Roots Jazz" and then immediately followed up with a stellar performance on his second album entitled, "Java", both licensed by Pioneer Records in Japan. For his cultural contributions to Jamaica and the Caribbean on the whole, Arturo recently received a nationally acclaimed Award of Excellence in the Arts from former Jamaican Prime Minister PJ Patterson. READ MORE >>
Tappin has dazzled audiences at the Soho Jazz Festival, the Bob Marley Birthday Bash and Reggae Sunsplash, as well as headlining Jazz Festivals throughout the Caribbean. He has performed with the legendary Roberta Flack,Hard Bop Trumpeter Red Rodney, Grammy Award winning drummer Roy Haynes, Reggae Super Star Maxi Priest, R & B chart topper Anita Baker, Jamaican Jazz pianist and Guitarist Monty Alexander and Ernest Ranglin, South African Jazz Legend Hugh Masekela, Smooth Jazz crooner Will Downing and R & B singer Freddie Jackson. Besides touring Arturo has served as the Musical Director for Eddy Grant as well as recorded with Grammy recipients Ralph MacDonald, and the late great Luther Vandross.Read Less
Vocal powerhouse Kay Alleyne has been touching the masses through her unique gift of song, with shows ranging from intimate venues in her homeland of Trinidad and Tobago to lavish performances at the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City. Like most of the established singers in the US, Alleyne also began singing in church at the age of five. Coming from a musical family solidified Alleyne's love for music, with parents who sing and siblings who play instruments.
Debuting in 2003, Jazz Artists on the Greens™ (JAOTG) is an annual one-day jazz festival
created and produced by Production One Ltd as a celebration of jazz, evolving over the years to
feature World Fusion focusing on Caribbean jazz and pan jazz. Highlighting and featuring musicians
from Trinidad and Tobago, the region and the diaspora, the event has grown to a limited national
and regional prominence with noted recognition via TDC, media, international niche websites and
social media. READ MORE >>
The tagline "Come for the Lime, Discover the Music!™" is the recent marketing push to attract larger number of first time jazz listeners. Live music acts are featured in the relaxed ambience of the Greens at Farm Road, St Joseph, with a growing patron base including families. Other attractions include a Music Market for CDs and merchandise, and vendors offering food and beverage, arts and crafts. Read Less
Production One Ltd. is a company committed to the top quality production of high-profile concerts and to expanding the audience for jazz, and other live music in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean. This will be achieved not by compromising the music but through a dynamic and highly visible marketing strategy and by developing the public's trust through a commitment to quality. READ MORE >>In addition to fulfilling the role of a traditional concert promoter, we also specialize in providing opportunities for sponsorship by adding value to events through sophisticated marketing, advertising, design, public relations and production of collateral media. Read Less