Jazz Day Concert Slated for Pompey Square in May

Posted on: April 19, 2016

Authored by: Stirling Strachan
Source: Bahamas Information Services
Date: April 19, 2016

 

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Danny Johnson (right) speaking with H.E. Dr. Elwood Donaldson, the Ambassador to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Dr. Leon Higgs (centre), Secretary General to the Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO, during a press conference held at the National Art Gallery, April 18, 2016 to announce International Jazz Day festivities.

 

NASSAU, The Bahamas — “Jazz is more than a musical art form but rather an affirmation of our ability to peacefully collaborate and cooperate in spite of profound differences,” said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson during a press conference to announce festivities related to the third annual International Jazz Day in The Bahamas and fifth celebrated by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

Held by The Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO at the National Arts Gallery Monday, April 18, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture the conference was used to disclose that the day would be observed Monday, May 2, instead of April 30, which will be used to observe the iconic long-standing Bahamian event, the Red Cross Fair.

Held in Pompey Square the event is free to the general public.

The opening ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. followed by continuous music from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Jazz Musicians

 

Noted Bahamian Saxophonist Ralph Munnings from Grand Bahama will be recognized for his invaluable contribution to The Bahamian music industry and will star as the featured performer during the opening ceremony, a press release stated.

“From 2:30 to 6:00 p.m. the square comes alive,” Minister Johnson said, “with the pulsating sounds of young Bahamian high school and college musicians.

From 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. music will be provided under the stars by some of The Bahamas’ finest jazz musicians such as Doc’s Melody Makers; Brett Blackman; the Jazz Cats; Leo Jones; Brothers Love; Vice Versa; The Band Quartz; CariBah and Ambasah.”

Minister Johnson invited the public to this free, all-day event.

Minister Johnson Addressing the Jazz Day Press Conference.



All News

H.E. MARIA O’BRIEN AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINAIRE AND PLENIPOTENTIARY PRESENTS TO THE KING OF BELGIUM

    Her Excellency Ms. Maria O’Brien, Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Union (EU), presented her Letters of Credence to His Majesty King Philippe, the King of Belgium, on 13 March 2019 at Palais de Bruxelles. Following the presentation, Ambassador O’Brien…

H.E. REUBEN RAHMING HIGH COMMISSIONER TO CARICOM ATTENDS DIPLOMATIC WEEK 2019 IN JAMAICA

  His Excellency Reuben Rahming, High Commissioner to CARICOM attended Diplomatic Week hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica from Tuesday, 12 – Friday, 15 March, 2019. Over 60 Heads of Mission, including 35 non-resident Heads attended the week of events under the theme “Building Stronger Partnerships for Sustainable Development”….

PRIME MINISTER DR. THE MOST HON. HUBERT MINNIS OPENS 925 KILOWATT SOLAR PLANT FACILITY

Press Release Government embarks on ‘new frontier in renewable energy’ Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis today officially opened a 925-kilowatt solar plant facility at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. The facility, the largest of its kind in The Bahamas, is expected to replace the equivalent of 310,000 gallons of diesel annually,…

COFCOR CHAIRMAN ADDRESSES THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE TO NATURAL DISASTERS

BUCHAREST, Romania —The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs and current Chairman of Council of Foriegn and Community Relations (COFCOR) delivering a address the opening session of the International Conference on Building Resilience to Natural Disasters. Economies large and small are facing very difficult times, where myriad factors challenge our capacity to create an environment…

MINISTER HENFIELD PARTICIPATES IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUILDING RESILIENCE TO NATURAL DISASTERS- BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Darren A Henfield, recently, at the invitation extended to him, by the Government of Romania, participated in a series of meetings in Bucharest, Romania. During the period 11 -12 March, 2019, Minister Henfield, along with other CARICOM Foreign Ministers and the Secretary General of CARICOM Irwin LaRocque, engaged…