Dominican singer and flautist Michele Henderson, is inviting Trinbagonians to be a part of her virtual show tomorrow, Saturday, May 22nd.
The singer/songwriter will be staging her virtual concert The Jazz in Me from 8 pm, live on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Digicel Go Loud.
Henderson invited T&T nationals to view the event where “she will pay tribute to friends and collaborators, highlighting some of her favourite performances around the region and sharing the stage with other acts including Ruth Osman of Guyana who now calls Trinidad home.
According to a media release, Henderson has performed at many jazz events in T&T such as Jazz Artists on Greens and Carifesta.
She said “TT is very special to me. “I performed at jazz festivals there, at Carifesta as well, and I remember doing my Caricom song production there with Beaver Henderson; so, I’ve had a lot of fantastic musical experiences in TT and just want to continue to share that link between TT and the lovely island of Dominica.”
The Jazz in Me will be an intimate experience and will be filmed in front of a live audience at the Fort Young Hotel’s Palisades Restaurant in Roseau, Dominica and streamed free of charge to virtual viewers. The concert will chronicle Henderson’s jazz journey over her 27-year career highlighting favourite jazz recordings and performances.
During the event she will pay tribute to American bassist and film composer Stanley Clarke as well as late Grammy-winning, American jazz composer Chick Corea with whom she performed frequently on the Freewinds ship. Other Dominican acts on the lineup are UK/Dominican guitarist Cameron Pierre, Creole/ English singer Maxine Alleyne and Dominica’s Bouyon Queen Carlyn XP.
Jazz in Me will be one of two shows branded under the Nature Island Jazz XPerience.
The other will be Carlyn XP’s Bouyon Jazz Festival, which will take place on May 30.
“Both events are free to virtual viewers and virtual audience members are encouraged to patronise the artists in effort to compensate the musicians and crew, many of whom have been out of work during the pandemic.”