Margaret Gill was the welcoming MC for the March
Cool Jazz at Southern Palms.
Ronda Thunder Lewis gave a powerful presentation
from her CD ‘Thunder Sowevhi’. Thunder is seen here backed
by (L to R) Danny Niccolls on guitar, Tula Lewis on Percussion, Wayne
‘Poonka’ Willock - Percussion and Back-up vocals, Antoinette
Willock - Back-up vocals and Willie Thorne on Bass
Berklee Professors Jeff Stout on trumpet and John
Pierce on bass joined with Barbadians Roger Gittens, keyboards, and
David Burnett, drums, to bring a packed and highly appreciative audience
the Jeff Stout Quartet.
Debbie Larkin provided smooth vocals.
John Pierce, who thrilled us last year on Trumpet, showed
his versatility this year on Bass.
Jeff Stout ‘blowing a storm’
The Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd. along
with Berklee college of Music offered three Summer Scholarships. BNTCL
Managing Director Dr. Pat Alleyne is seen here with Cool Jazz founder
Chris Harper as John Pierce announces the three winners.
The three winners are Kareen Clarke – vocalist,
Darien Bailey – keyboards, and Randolph O’Neil –
Berklee graduates Andre Woodvine and Chris Harper
didn’t miss the chance to jam.
The excellent photographs of Eric Belgrave on display,
added to a successful event.
March 27 “Cool Jazz”
Ronda Thunder Lewis
MC - Margaret Gill
Lead Vocal –Thunder Sowevhi
Guitar - Danny Niccolls
Bass - Willie Thorne
Percussion -Tula Lewis
Percussion/back up vocals -Poonka
Back up vocals Antonette Willock
Jeff Stout Quartet
Trumpet – Jeff Stout
Bass – John Pierce
Keyboards – Roger Gittens
Drum- David Burnett
Vocals – Debbie Larkin