Sunday, January 21, 2018

TriniJazz Project to launch at Little Carib


POISED TO TAKE OFF: From left, Dean Williams, Anthony Woodroffe Jr, Rodney Alexander, Vaughnette Bigford and Modupe Onilu.

Mark Fraser

 A great evening of Caribbean jazz fusion music is being planned for Thursday, when the TriniJazz Project presents its first concert and CD release at the Little Carib Theatre in Woodbrook, starting at 8 p.m.

Produced by Michael Low Chew Tung—leader of long-standing fusion band élan parlé—the Project brings together some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most sought-after musicians. 

Featuring artistes such as Vaughnette Bigford (vocals), Dean Williams (guitar), Anthony ‘Tony Paul’ Woodroffe Jr (saxophone/flute), Rodney Alexander (bass) and Modupe Onilu (percussion), one gets a keen sense that Trini jazz music is once again poised to take off into even greater heights.

Since producing his first album project in 2001, Low Chew Tung, aka Ming, has continued to delve into the endeavour quite consistently. This is not surprising, given that the first album, Kindred Spirits, went on to cop two wins at the 2002 New York Sunshine Music Awards.

As someone who remains forever open to the possibilities of local music and the potential of the growing industry, Low Chew Tung seized the opportunity earlier this year to record five of his musician colleagues. 

Asked how the idea for the TriniJazz Project came about, the popular keyboardist said:

“I found myself performing very often with my colleagues, both at home and abroad and discovered that a few of them didn’t have any of their self-composed material recorded and available for others to experience, enjoy… and to purchase”, he joked.

Tickets are $100 and available at the LCT Box Office. For more information, call: 746-3956 or email: