Monthly Archives: April 2011

Treasure Beach Jazz Escape – Jamvybz All Star Band

The Jamvybz All Star Band boasts a positive vibe with its musical fusion – ranging from classical music, through jazz, calypso, reggae and dancehall rhythms. As cool as its hometown, Mandeville, in the hills of central Jamaica, the band features … Continue reading

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Treasure Beach Jazz Escape – Dr. Kathy Brown

Kathy Brown, outstanding Jamaican pianist, jazz instrumentalist and medical doctor, routinely captivates audiences with pleasing jazz arrangements and delightful piano riffs. She has performed extensively locally and internationally both as solo pianist/keyboard player and with her band formed in 2002, … Continue reading

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Treasure Beach Jazz Escape – Karen Smith

Karen Smith is one of Jamaica’s leading Jazz vocalists and versatile entertainers. Her love of singing and performing comes across when she is on stage, as she delights in interacting with her audience, exuding genuine warmth and charm. A Distinguished … Continue reading

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Treasure Beach Jazz Escape – Tony Munroe

Tony Munroe (a.k.a. Tony M) is the host of the Smooth Jazz programme, On the Promenade, aired on Hot102FM on Sunday nights. He treats his listeners to smooth jazz music featuring the likes of Boney James, Kim Waters, Peter White, Euge … Continue reading

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Treasure Beach Jazz Escape – Ginetta’s Vendetta

Ginetta’s Vendetta - trumpet-player, vocalist, composer and bandleader of the super jazzy, funky pop quartet: Ginetta’s Vendetta – is a triple-threat musical dynamo. This New York City based artist has just released, on her own label, the sophmore CD: “Land On My Feet”. Internationally acclaimed, she … Continue reading

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Talking Trees panelist – Ian Randle

Ian Randle is the founder and chairman of Ian Randle Publishers Ltd. He is a veteran of 40 years in the publishing industry with wide and varied experience and knowledge of both the British and US book industries. He will … Continue reading

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Talking Trees Literary Fiesta – Children’s programme

Children’s programme (draft) 9:30 a.m. Registration (on-going throughout the day) 10:00 a.m. Activities for different age groups (story telling, poetry, talent show, Bread Basket Quiz, board games, art and craft) 11:30 a.m. Break 12 noon. Activities continued 1 p.m. Lunch … Continue reading

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Talking Trees reader – Veronica Carnegie

Veronica Blake Carnegie is a Jamaican fiction writer whose work has appeared in the literary pages of the Sunday Gleaner; and the Sunday Observer’s literary magazine, The Arts.  She has independently published two books of her short stories: Leaving Home … Continue reading

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Talking Trees reader – Pamela Marshall

Pamela K Marshall grew up in Jamaica and went on to spend her young adult years in Brooklyn New York – which she says was like living in Jamaica, only colder in the winter. She is a past student of … Continue reading

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Talking Trees reader – Garfield Ellis

Garfield Ellis is a Jamaican writer who grew up in Central Village, St Catherine, the eldest of nine children. He attended the St Andrew Technical High School and graduated as a marine pilot from the Jamaica Maritime Institute, now the … Continue reading

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