Patrons thrilled with 'Jazz Journey' concert
April 27, 2012: “Jazz Journey” a free concert hosted by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) Academy for the Performing Arts on April 26, 2012 at the Lord Kitchener Auditorium, National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA) was a resounding success.
The hall which accommodates 1200 was packed. At the end of the two hour show, patrons expressed great satisfaction with the music of Master Gunnery Sgt. Robert Boguslaw on piano and Gunnery Sgt Eric Sabo on double bass from the U.S. Marine band; Saxophonist Jeffrey Scot Wills and Brian Kushmaul on drums as well as Trinidadian Tamba Gwindi on percussion and Len ‘Boogsie” Sharpe on pan.
The show was in observance of International Jazz Month.
Some of songs delivered on the evening included Old Wive’s Tale; Footprints; The Way; Grandma’s Song and Santimanite.
Ambassador Beatrice W. Welters in her brief remarks noted that jazz which is referred to as “America’s classical music is one of North America’s oldest and most celebrated musical genres”. See Ambassador’s full remarks at: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/port-of-spain/19452/public/ambjazzconcert.pdf