Hanging out with Myrna Hague

Serious jazz enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Caribbean Jazz as they hang out with Ms MYRNA HAGUE, on January 29 and 30, 2011 at Two Seasons Guest House, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica (www.2seasonsguesthouse.com).

Along with her late husband, Sonny Bradshaw, Myrna co-founded and currently directs the International Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, which celebrates 22 years in June 2011. She has a wealth of experience as a jazz vocalist: she is lead vocalist with the Jamaica Big Band and the Jamaica Jazz-Mobile and also does tours annually in the U.K and other countries in Europe, following the International Jamaica Ocho Rios Jazz Festival. She has appeared frequently at a number of other festivals including the Birmingham International Jazz Festival, the Wigan Jazz Festival, the Hull Jazz Festival and the Brecon Jazz Festival, and has performed with Jazz Jamaica All-stars under the direction of Gary Crosby at the Snape Music Festival,  at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and at the Royal Festival Hall (London Jazz Festival). She has also appeared with: Ernie Ranglin, Andy Hamilton, Monty Alexander, Dean Fraser, Marjorie Whylie, Soweto Kinch, Sonny Bradshaw, Kenny Baker, Digby Fairweather, Dr Lonnie Smith, Desi Jones, among many others.

In addition to her well established reputation as a singer, she is well known as an actress and journalist. She has also been a voice tutor at the Jamaica School of Music.

An articulate speaker, Myrna has presented papers on the development of Jamaican Jazz during an island-wide tour of schools by the Big Band, sponsored by Jamaican radio station FAME FM, and at a symposium on Entertainment and the Tourism Product at The University of the West Indies (UWI).

She earned her BA (music major) degree in 1992 from UWI, graduating with first class honours, which she accomplished while maintaining her performing career.

Myrna will share with guests in a small group setting her own jazz journey in a one-hour rap session on Saturday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. Then on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. in a two hour workshop, she will delve into the development of Caribbean Jazz.

The package costs are as follows:

For two persons in a room  for one night + two persons at the workshops on Saturday and Sunday = US$165 or J$14,000
For one person in a room for one night + one person at the workshops on Saturday and Sunday = US$100 or J$8,500
(includes full breakfast and liquid break during or at the end of the
workshop. Jamaica dollar rates subject to change until room is confirmed by 10% non-refundable deposit).

Lunch and dinner can be provided by special arrangement.  There are a number of restaurants in the area, some of which deliver. For further information, please email jazz@2seasonsguesthouse.com or telephone 876-571-0818.

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