Jazz show ends on high note

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Entertainment -

The Elan Trot­man Jazz And Golf Ex­cur­sion ended on a lit­eral high note last Sun­day at the Hilton Bar­ba­dos Re­sort.

The theme of the evening was the Great Gatsby; so it was more than ap­pro­pri­ate to see the at­ten­dees el­e­gantly dressed.

At the start of the show or­gan­iser Elan Trot­man ap­peared on stage and thanked them for their pa­tron­age and promised to iron out kinks as they planned for next year’s show.

And soon after he ex­ited, it was time for the show to start; and, armed with trom­bone, the dap­perly dressed Jeff Brad­shaw wasted no time in get­ting the party started.

The for­mer Floetry man­ager skil­fully played songs such as We Are One, Back In The Day, All I Do, Can’t Help It, Best Of Me, Love’s Hol­i­day, Say Yes and Yearn­ing For Your Love, which en­cour­aged the vast ma­jor­ity of peo­ple to get up and dance.

He also made his way from the stage and stood on a chair dur­ing his fi­nal num­ber.

But it was clear that the mostly ma­ture au­di­ence came out to have a good time, so they didn’t need that much con­vinc­ing.

The show was opened by karaoke win­ner Miya Howard who did a gospel num­ber.

She was later fol­lowed by vi­o­lin­ist Karen Briggs, who was backed by mu­si­cians in­clud­ing Chris Har­ris, Sean Michael Ray, and Jer­rod “J-rod” Sul­li­van who com­ple­mented her in­ten­sity.

Ev­ery­one watched in amaze­ment as the self-pro­claimed Won­der Woman per­formed themes from The Ma­trix and the pop­u­lar tele­vi­sion show fea­tur­ing the su­per­hero.

Dur­ing the lat­ter mo­ments, she took us to “church” with her take on Gang­sters Par­adise and later songs from Amer­i­can Jazz Fu­sion band Weather Re­port, in­clud­ing El­e­gant Peo­ple.

Also per­form­ing was Na­jee on the fi­nal night of the four-day fes­ti­val. (TG)

(Pic­tures by Nigel Browne.)

A dap­per Jeff Brad­shaw blew the house down with his trom­bone.

Karaoke win­ner Miya Howard opened the show.

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