Can you believe another year has passed? 2016 has flown by, even faster than 2015. It certainly feels like we started the new year and, in the blink of an eye, I’ve landed in December. Still, the good thing about this final month of the year is that the office shuts down for a couple of weeks, everyone on the team gets a decent break, and Janine and I get to spend time with family and friends.
But, before we turn off the lights on another great year, there’s just one more thing for Jazz Jamaica to do.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly…fa la la la…chink…chink…chink…
T’is the season to be jolly…fa la la la…chink…chink…chink…braaapapapp!
Never min’ all dat! Put on your dancin’ shoes, go get your frien’ dem, and get down to The Hideaway in Streatham on Friday 23 December for one of our favourite gigs of the year: The Jazz Jamaica Christmas Cracker. Pure, unadulterated ‘phun’!
Book early if you want to dine at the club – the tables get booked up ultra FAST – and reserve tickets for you and your party of friends as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. See you there!
Thrilled for Maas Rico that he has been honoured with a Musgrave silver medal:
For his extensive contribution to the development of Jamaican popular music, the jazz trombonist, producer, and ska pioneer, Emmanuel ‘Rico’ Rodriguez, MBE, is being awarded the silver Musgrave medal by the Institute of Jamaica.
The institute recognises outstanding Jamaicans in the fields of the arts, literature and science, a tradition that began from as far back as 1897.
We’re all grateful for his major contribution to the world of music over many decades, and particularly for his support during the early years of Jazz Jamaica – we all benefited greatly from being able to learn Jamaican music direct from the source.