Thursday, February 22, 2018

Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival on Tap for 2018

The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival, founded by Patricia Oakes Leigh-Wood, scheduled for April 11-15, 2018 is in its 6th year and will now cover the whole island, north to south. The new venues are The Other Side and Jack's Bay Club which are not normally open to the public, so these beachside concert locales will be an excellent opportunity to visit these two unique resorts.

Held in aid of the special educational projects and scholarships at The Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour, this is without question an amazing way to enjoy the beauty of Eleuthera and fantastic jazz. Musicians from all over the world join with our superbly talented Bahamian jazz musicians. Johnny Schūtten, the Musical Director, arranges each concert to offer something new for the audience from the extensive repertoire of popular and original music.

This year’s lineup consists of Myra Maud, a beautiful singer based in Europe, with her roots deep in Martinique. She will be backed by Tommaso Starace on sax and Massimo Colombo on piano, also from Europe. Back by popular demand is the flamboyant and theatrical guitar player, King Solomon Hicks from N.Y. The Steve Koven Trio from Toronto are returning after their successful run in 2017. Steve Koven is taking the lead, with Myra Maud doing vocals, at the two educational events programmed for the children of Eleuthera.

Coming from Nassau is Adrian D'Aguilar, Tino Richardson, Kevin Dean and Lamont Gibson as well as The Jazz Cats (ages 12-16) and singer Osano Neely. The festival opens on Wednesday, April 11 with An Afternoon of Jazz on The Other Side, Whale Point from 4:30-7:30pm. All inclusive tickets are $75. Thursday, April 12 is Jazz Vesper's at St. Patrick's Church, Governor's Harbour at 5:15pm. Thursday, evening at 7:30pm at 1648 Restaurant with a $25 cover charge. Friday, April 13 Jammin' at Fish Fry, in Governor's Harbour from 7:15-9:15pm – no charge. On Saturday, April 14 the Levy Concert will be held at the Leon Levy Preserve Banks Rd with a reception at 6:15pm and concert start at 7:15pm. Tickets are

$75 in advance and $100 at the door. Sunday, April 15 is the Jack's Bay Club Lunchtime Concert, Rock Sound. 11:30am-3:15pm. $150 advance purchase $175 on the door. Tickets include lunch prepared by Celebrity chef and wines sponsored by Young's Fine Wines.

Tickets are available for Levy and Jack's Bay Club at Haynes Library in Governor's Harbour and on eventbrite. Please check our FB page and for further details.