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Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander Returns To NYC’s Jazz Standard

Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Jan. 10, 2017: Grammy-nominated, award-winning Jamaican jazz pianist and band leader, Monty Alexander, will begin the New Year in fine style as he returns to the Jazz Standard, one of NYC’s renowned jazz clubs, from Jan. 31st to Feb. 4, 2017 for ten shows under the theme: “Looking Back.”

Alexander kicks off a five-night series of shows on January 31st by looking back on his career of pure jazz performances as he remembers and revisits his musical journey in jazz and jazz collaborations with some of the greatest giants of the genre between 1959 and 1977.

On Jan. 31st and Feb. 1st, Alexander, along with special guests Warren Wolf, (vibraphone), and Ron Blake, (tenor sax), will reprise songs from the Impulse! LP: ‘That’s The Way It Is,’ an outstanding album by the Milt Jackson Quintet – featuring Alexander, Ray Brown and Teddy Edwards that was recorded live in 1969 at Shelly Manne’s Manne–Hole in Los Angeles.

On Feb. 2, 2017, the jazz maestro, whose “right-hand lines ring out with the power of a great vocalist” according to NPR, will remember legends Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson and Norman Granz and Jazz at the Philharmonic/Montreux 1977.

The show wraps up on Friday, Feb. 3rd and Saturday, Feb. 4th with a special Jamaican fusion spotlight as Alexander, Jamaica’s Commander of Distinction, and his band, the Harlem-Kingston Express, bring the vibes of his beloved homeland to their fans, while remembering Clement Seymour “Sir Coxsone” Dodd, CD and Studio One, one of Jamaica’s most influential record producer whose record label and recording studio has been described as the ‘Motown of Jamaica.’

Show times are 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. nightly. Caribbean and other jazz fans who call New York City home can secure their tickets for the shows here or by logging on to the Jazz Standard website. Tickets are $35 for per show from Jan. 31st to Feb. 2nd and $40 per show from Feb. 3rd – 4th.

For over a decade, the Jazz Standard, at 116 E 27th St, New York, NY, has been setting the standard for world-class jazz, warm hospitality, pitch-perfect sound and award-winning Southern cuisine and barbecue in an intimate and comfortable environment.

Alexander is an American classic. His performances have been called pure magic by many journalists and jazz fans around the world and his sets are undoubtedly “a refined concept of groove.” This extraordinary musician continues to tour the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. His energetic pieces, documented on more than 70 CDs, draws upon the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition “to build up the heat and kick up a storm,” as Alexander puts it.

In the course of any given performance, Alexander applies those aesthetics to a repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expression – the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. Like his “eternal inspiration” – Erroll Garner -  Alexander is cited as the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing) and mentioned in Robert Doerschuk’s ‘88: The Giants of Jazz Piano.’

Alexander’s voluminous discography includes albums for many labels including MPS, Concord Music, Island Jazz, Telarc and Studio One. Two of his most fondly remembered professional associations was with legendary jazz entrepreneur and producer Norman Granz, who conceived of Jazz at the Philharmonic back in the late 40’s/50’s and “Sir Coxsone Dodd.” The pianist recorded “Monty and the Cyclones” between 1959-1961 for Studio One and released three LPs on Granz’s Pablo label in the 70’s – Jamento (1978), In Tokyo (1979), and Soul Fusion (1978) by Milt Jackson & The Monty Alexander Trio.

For more on Monty Alexander and his music visit him on YouTube or at You can also like him on Facebook at or keep up to date on his performance on Twitter at @montyHKE.

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BACARDI(R) Announces Digital Release of Soundtrack From 'Island' TV Commercial

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — New Music Track ‘Danca Loca’ by Sao Benitez Available to buy Online Today

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BACARDI, the world’s most awarded rum, is pleased to announce the eagerly-awaited digital release of the music from its new TV commercial ‘Island’.

The track, called ‘Danca Loca’, was created especially for BACARDI by legendary producer Sao Benitez under the Mr. Bongo record label. It’s the perfect collaboration for BACARDI, a long-time supporter of musical innovators. Harnessing the talents of a select group of artists, Sao Benitez has successfully captured in his music the warmth, passion and Latin spirit of BACARDI Rum.

It’s these qualities which are celebrated in the new commercial, part of the ‘Spirit of BACARDI’ global advertising campaign, created by Young & Rubicam Advertising. In the new ‘Island’ spot, a group of friends demonstrate their optimism, creativity and passion as they come together to create their very own, temporary island in an urban space. Accompanied by the sounds of ‘Danca Loca’ they celebrate their distinctive attitude to life – an innate desire to invite, share and enjoy with as many others as possible.

BACARDI Rum has a reputation for being an innovator. Its founder Don Facundo Bacardí revolutionised the world of spirits when he created BACARDI Rum nearly 150 years ago. As the ultimate mixing spirit, BACARDI went on to become the original rum used to create legendary cocktails like the Mojito, the Cuba Libre and the Daiquiri.

The track, ‘Danca Loca’ by Sao Benitez, will be available to buy on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and other digital retailers.

About BACARDI Rum – The World’s Most Awarded Rum

In 1862, in Santiago de Cuba, founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso revolutionized the spirits industry when he created the world’s first premium white rum – BACARDI. The unique taste of BACARDI Rum inspired cocktail pioneers to invent some of the world’s most famous drinks including the Mojito (1862), the Daiquiri (1898) and the Cuba Libre (1900). Today, BACARDI Rum is made in Puerto Rico and Mexico where it is crafted to ensure that the taste remains the same today as it did when it was first blended in 1862.

About Sao Benitez

Sao Benitez is DJ, producer and musician Ben Mitchell. His DJ sets are legendary for their uplifting blend of Latin, batucadas and funky soulful vibes that reflect his own productions. Sao Benitez’ music is for anyone who likes to have fun and dance! The positivity of the music has a truly global appeal, drawing influences from the US, Brazil, Japan and European club cultures. He has collaborated with many international performers and played all over the world with his 10-piece band. Sao Benitez’ second album ‘Feeling High’ will be released later this year.

About Mr Bongo

Mr Bongo is Europe’s foremost specialist in quality Latin American music.  The Mr Bongo record label is responsible for bringing the classic sounds of Latin legends across the Atlantic and recording the wonderful sounds of many Latin luminaries in South America. As well as capturing these legends, Mr Bongo has also kept its finger on the pulse of fresh contemporary talent and the new wave of underground Brazilian party music known as ‘Baile Funk’. Mr Bongo is proud to be celebrating its 20th year, whilst still maintaining a dedicated following and impressive reputation.

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Countdown Begins To The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

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CARIBPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 10, 2010:  The countdown has begun to the Caribbean’s best music festival – Jamaica Jazz & Blues – which is set to wrap up for three nights on the field of the Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, just 19 km east of its former home in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Turnkey Productions, producers of the annual festival, says plans are well under day to transform the inner field of the stadium into the phenomenal experience that is associated with Jamaica Jazz & Blues annually.

Walter Elmore, executive producer of the festival and founder of Turnkey Productions, insists that fans of the main event will not have to sit in stadium seats for the festival but as at the Aqueduct at Rose Hall in Montego Bay, fans will be able to sit or stand on the field under the stars and soak in the many extraordinary performances.

“All of the focus is currently on transforming the in-field of the stadium to create the intimacy and mystique that is undoubtedly Jamaica Jazz & Blues,” said Elmore. “It will not be a stadium-style performance but definitely an upfront and personal experience as our loyal fans remain our primary focus and we are dedicated to ensuring we continue to providing the unparalleled experience that has made us the number one musical event across the Caribbean.”

The 2010 staging of the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival will be a seven-day long celebration of The Art of Music that will see the North Coast engulfed in the awesome sights and sounds of the Turn Key Productions event from January 24-30.

The event kicks off on Sunday, January 24th with Jazz in the Gardens at the Jamaica Pegasus, Kingston, featuring Roy Ayers and Tony Greene from 8-11 p.m.  The line-up of the 14th staging of the annual includes top Grammy winning acts like Gladys Knight, Kenneth `Babyface` Edmonds, Billy Ocean, Erykah Badu, Third World and The Whispers.

Babyface will take to the stage on Thursday, January 28th at The Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny along with The Whispers, Joss Stone, Monty Alexander and Joe Roy Jackson. 

On Friday, January 29th, fans can get ready for Erykah Badu, Billy Ocean, Machel Montano, Robin Banks and the Queens Project – featuring Tamia, Kelly Price and Deborah Cox. 

The festival wraps up on Saturday January 30th with the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, along with Third World, Hall & Oates, Jon Secada and Marion Hall.

The annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival will be held from January 24-30, 2010 in Jamaica. Jamaica Jazz since its introduction in 1996 was known as the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, has attracted thousands of patrons from the USA, Europe, the Caribbean and Jamaica.

Jamaica Jazz festival officials are urging all music fans in the U.S., U.K. and Canada to book last minute package to the festival now to experience the sights, sounds and magic of sunny Jamaica, West Indies. Tickets and packages are available at or by calling your favorite travel agent. 

This year the festival is again being presented by key title sponsor, the Jamaica Tourist Board. Other sponsors include Air Jamaica, Iberostar, Rose Hall Resort, CVM TV and The Gleaner Company among others.

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New York Audition Set For Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

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CARIBPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Dec. 28, 2009: January 18, 2010 will be D-Day for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Band Quest in New York City.

 Officials of Jamaica’s and the Caribbean’s best annual musical festival is set to host its New York City audition at SOB’s – 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014-4809 – from 7 p.m. this January to allow a lucky amateur musician the opportunity to perform at the prestigious event at the Greenfield Stadium, Trelawny, Jamaica.

 Musicians and bands will be selected to audition based on the best entries submitted at

 The New York audition is being presented by Link Up Media Group, Jamrock Magazine and Turn Key Productions, producers of the annual festival.

 The winner will be flown to and hosted free of cost on the beautiful island of Jamaica and the chance to perform before thousands of fans in the birthplace of Bob Marley.

 “It was the next logical step for us and developing our Art of Music idea,” says Walter Elmore, head of TurnKey Productions. “Talented amateurs wishing to enter will have to visit the Festival’s savvy website and become a member of the JJ&B Fan Zone. With that membership, persons will be able to upload their music and performance clips.”

 The winner will be judged by a selection of qualified persons, selected by the Festival organizers and fan votes.

 A separate audition will be held in Florida from 7 p.m. on January 5, 2010  at the Ginger Bay Café , 1908 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL.

 The annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival will be held from January 24-30, 2010 in Jamaica.

 The festival has become synonymous with the culture of Jamaica and will feature not just local performance but a slew of international acts including multiple award winners Gladys Knight, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Erykah Badu, Billy Ocean, Joe Roy Jackson, Kelly Price, Tamia, Deborah Cox, Hall and Oats, Jon Secada, Monty Alexander, Roy Ayers, Third World, Machel Montano HD, Marion Hall, and the Max Klezmer Band.

 Jamaica Jazz since its introduction in 1996 was known as the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, has attracted thousands of patrons from the USA, Europe, the Caribbean and Jamaica.

 This year the festival is again being presented by key title sponsor, the Jamaica Tourist Board. Other sponsors include Air Jamaica, Iberostar, Rose Hall Resort, CVM TV, Link Up Group, Jamrock Magazine and The Gleaner Company among others.

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