Saturday, 12 January 2019
Composer, producer and recording artist, Michael 'Ming' Low Chew Tung is called by Jazz in the Islands, "the architect of the new calypso jazz in the 21st century in Trinidad and Tobago" for his band/brand Élan Parlē. In this in-depth and revealing chat, 'Ming' gives an oral autobiography that gives clues to how he became the major influence in modern jazz fusion in Trinidad and Tobago, and puts into perspective the trials and tribulations of the native artist in the music industry in the Caribbean. With eight CDs of original music and innovative covers under his belt and a handful of important albums by others on which he is the producer and label host, Ming's position and role in the jazz music sector is secure as a high benchmark for a new generation of musicians and singers to match, if not surpass. Calypso jazz and the jazz fusion in these islands is secure in the hands of Ming. Audio courtesy iRADIO.tt
- Programme Date: 9 January 2019
- Programme Length: 01:12:09
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Pillar Jonathan Scales Fourchestra
- These reviews appear in the November/December 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Jazz in the Islands magazine is proud to announce the launch of its podcast series Island Jazz Chat, featuring conversations with Caribbean jazz and pan jazz musicians based in the islands and the diaspora. In our premiere episode, editor Nigel A. Campbell chats with steelpan jazz pioneer, Rudy "Two Left" Smith. Listen below, and subscribe for future episodes of the podcast. Audio courtesy iRADIO.tt
- Programme Date: 1 November 2018
- Programme Length: 00:24:38
Saturday, 1 September 2018
In The Moment Larnell Lewis
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- These reviews appear in the September/October 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Sunday, 1 July 2018
Believe Kellie Cadogan
CooBago Jazz John Arnold
Got A Light? Jeremy Ledbetter Trio
- These reviews appear in the July/August 2018 issue of Caribbean Beat magazine.
Monday, 11 June 2018
here and here, and elsewhere. (Take your time, and read the reviews to get a sense of Vaughnette’s art.) I was there when she made the determined transition to the creole chanteuse who was born to shine and “owned” the local songbook of calypsos and 1970s island pop. Shit, I was there when she headlined Jazz Artists On The Greens - JAOTG in 2017 and graced the cover of my magazine, Jazz in the Islands.