Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tarrus Riley to jump-start Jazz in the East


Feature performer: Tarrus Riley

Mark Fraser

 Jamaican reggae artiste Tarrus Riley is in the line-up of those performing at the upcoming Tobago Jazz Experience. Famous for hits like “She’s Royal” and “Stay With You”, Riley will jump-start the Tobago Jazz Experience—Jazz in the East at Speyside on April 19, a news release from the Tobago House of Assembly said yesterday.

The beats continue with Barbadian soul singer Nikita Browne, who earlier this year released her solo, “2014 Trinidad Soca”, on the Carnival Riddim.

The audience can also look forward to the dynamism of established Trinidad and Tobago artistes Roy Cape All Stars featu­ring Blaxx, guitarist Michael Boothman and Joel Phillips.

Rhapsody Next Generation will perform with their unique blend of amplified pans and electronic instruments along with lead singer Olatunji Yearwood, the release said.

The Tobago Jazz Experience offers music, culture and tasty food. For those arriving early, Speyside has a host of attractions: panoramic views overlooking Goat Island and Little Tobago, while avid birdwatchers can head over to Little Tobago by boat to see some magnificent species.

Of course, the diving and snorkelling at the Speyside Reef is among the best in the region. Its brain coral is the largest in the Western Hemisphere. And, when hunger strikes, jazz fans can dine along the coastline and relax in the cool sea breeze at any of the area’s excellent restaurants, the release stated. 

The show starts 5 p.m. at Speyside Recreational Grounds. For more information on the schedule, visit