Jazz show ends on high note
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)
A dapper Jeff Bradshaw blew the house down with his trombone.
Karaoke winner Miya Howard opened the show.