Grammy winning pianist added to 5th jazz 'n Creole line up
(Roseau, Dominica – April 16, 2014). Grammy award winning producer/composer/pianist Marlow Rosado and his band have been added to Dominica's Jazz 'n Creole 2014 line up, which includes Grammy award winning singer songwriter Angelique Kidjo, and Dominica's own Heston Francis, the Discover Dominica Authority said in a press release. CEO of Discover Dominica Authority, Colin Piper, made this announcement during a press conference on Wednesday (April 16) morning. The Puerto Rican native has successfully written, played, and produced hits in a variety of musical styles for some of the most renowned artists in Latin music, including late Salsa legend Celia Cruz, as well as Tito Puente, Jr., with whom he performed in Dominica during the 2013 World Creole Music Festival. With the birth of Marlow Rosado y La Riqueña, the man behind the music takes to the stage himself, with the project closest to his heart and years in the making. His latest album Retro won the 2013 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Album.
Two locally based jazz acts, The 8th Note Jazz Band and Breve, who also have international experience and a global repertoire were also announced as part of the star-studded Jazz 'n Creole 2014 line up.
Leader of The 8th Note Jazz Band, and music teacher, Marvin Marie, expressed the band's enthusiasm to be included in this year's Jazz 'n Creole festival. Marie indicated that the emergence of Jazz 'n Creole has generated an interest in the Jazz genre from students and hopes that the band's presence at the event will encourage even more students and the overall growth of the genre in Dominica.
During the press conference, Discover Dominica Authority officially announced the Jazz 'n Creole platinum private sector partner, Digicel. Digicel Dominica has partnered on Jazz 'n Creole from year one (2010), and has committed EC$50,000 to the 2014 event. Calvia Timothy presented the cheque to Piper.
Dominica's Jazz 'n Creole festival is a dynamic weeklong event which will kick off at The Champs in Picard on June 1, with Live Jazz Sunset Cocktail, featuring entertainment from DJ Spawner, Breve, and Milly. Owner of The Champs, Hans Schilders, also indicated that The Champs will be offering room packages to complement the cocktail weekend and the Jazz main stage weekend at Staycation rates.
The other Jazz Fringe events are Pan 'n Jazz Soirée at the Evergreen Hotel on June 4; The Anchorage presents Word, Sound & Power - Jazz n Creole Edition on June 5; Creole & Jazz Happy Hour at the Fort Young Hotel on June 6; and Riverside Jazz...& Creole at RiverStone Bar & Grill on June 7.
The festival will cumulate with the highly anticipated main stage production on Sunday June 8th at the historic Fort Shirley, in the scenic Cabrits National Park from 2pm to 9pm. Tickets are priced EC$75 at the gate for adults, children between 12 and 18 will pay EC$25, and children under 12 years enter free.
Dominica's Jazz 'n Creole 2014 is presented by the Government of Dominica, with headline partner Discover Dominica Authority and Platinum partner Digicel.