Icy Sunset Jazz fuses Garifuna, Salsa, Reggae and Art

Jazz comes alive in July with the “Icy Sunset Jazz … On the Roof” event, a “Fusion-Soiree” of chic, eclectic rhythms, poetry and Art from the US, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America with genres embracing and absorbing Garifuna, Reggae, Latin, R&B, Blues and Calypso, with chances to win resort stays in the Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada.

The event produced by SBPR Productions/Sue Bowen, takes place on Sunday July 15th, 2012, from 6:30PM – 10:00PM at the Brooklyn Terrace Rooftop Lounge (Sheraton Hotel), Downtown Brooklyn, and will be hosted by Ashlei Stevens of Time Warner Cable’s “Born to Shine.”

The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble with James Lovell, Lucy Blanco and Terrence Butler, German Violinist Evalou Vo and Ismel Wignall will be featured. This new, distinct musical art form, is an inimitable, alluring fusion of Garifuna, African, African American and European elements, using Garifuna and contemporary instruments. The music is not only delightful, but traces and sustains the language, love and legacy of the Garifuna people.

The Betty Blue Jazz band, led by Trinidadian Betty Clacken, will also entertain with Latin, Calypso, Reggae, Jazz mixes along with Blues/R&B singer E. Barclay Harris.

Barbadian Visual Artist Chris Cumberbatch, who has created interiors for Mansions and Millionaires Designers’ Showcase, will lend a special ambiance to the evening with his Art exhibition, including more than 30 pieces. “Jazzy” event décor will be provided by Linda Lindsay and Design Schemes at Home, an interior design house which merges urban and contemporary design, fashioning a matchless understated elegance.

Creators of this urbane, motley evening of silky beats, E. Barclay Harris and Sue Bowen, came up with the concept while trying to find one place with several genres of music, for a more aesthetically musical immersion.

Icy Sunset Jazz seeks to celebrate, showcase and accentuate Jazz artistes, musical masters, poets, visual artists, up-and-coming imaginative minds, while supporting and charities and causes including the Garifuna Coalition, our veterans and children and families in need.

It is an evening for enthusiasts of the arts, not only to meet, mix, mingle, but opportunities to win exciting getaways through the event’s resort sponsors including The Sunset Resorts in Ocho Rios and Montego Bay in Jamaica, The Accra Beach Hotel and Spa in Barbados and The True Blue Bay Boutique Resort in Grenada.

For tickets and more information call 646.462.1461 or e-mail [email protected] or on facebook “Icy Sunset Jazz Event”.

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