CARIBBEAT: Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander bringing Sinatra tribute to Jazz at Lincoln center in manhattan

Veteran Jamaican jazz pianist Monty Alexander — a musician regularly occurring for respecting his roots — is coming to Jazz at Lincoln core in new york subsequent weekend to commemorate Frank Sinatra's a centesimal birthday and honor collaboration with treasured pal.

The "Monty Alexander & friends: Frank Sinatra at a hundred with Kurt Elling" demonstrate should be held Friday and Saturday at the Jazz at Lincoln middle's Rose Theater, at eight p.m. each days.

Alexander become a 17-year-historical Caribbean-born piano prodigy when he met restaurateur and entertainer Jilly Rizzo and Rizzo's buddy, Frank Sinatra. Alexander would soon become the house pianist for the famed Jilly's membership in long island — and enhance a unique relationship with Sinatra, a universal shopper of the institution.

Grammy Award-successful singer Kurt Elling will function with Alexander and the duo will share reports, anecdotes and fond memories of the jazzy days at Jilly's.

Alexander's five-decade profession contains collaborations with jazz greats Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Brown, in addition to an illustrious recording career as a pacesetter and the riding forces behind partnerships with Jamaica performers comparable to Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare and Ernest Ranglin.

Bassist Hassan Shakur, guitarist Frank Vignola, percussionist Robert Thomas Jr. and drummer Dennis Mackrel circular out the performers for weekend shows.

For tickets and assistance, discuss with www.jazz.org or call CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500. Tickets can even be bought on the Lincoln center box workplace, Broadway and W. 60th St. discuss with www.montyalexander.com for greater on Alexander.

DJ'S TRAGIC dying

chums and family members on the West and East coasts are mourning the death of Apple facts analyst and customary San Francisco disc jockey Joseph Razo, who died after being stabbed Jan. 25 outside a The Cellar, a nightclub. After a week, Razo succumbed to his wounds on Feb. 2

The San Francisco Examiner stated last week that a suspect in the incident had been arrested in connection with the fatal knifing of Razo, who changed into the nephew and godson big apple-based Haitian abstract artist Engels.

comic SPREADS 'pleasure'

right here comes Haitian-American comedian Mackenson Louis! The comic/actor and creator/producer of the "joy journey" television pilot is acting at long island's The cartoon are living, 1568 2nd Ave., on Thursday at 8 p.m.

His arsenal includes movie star impressions, his actual humor and comedian wit honed all through a decade of performances in venues ranging from faculty and small golf equipment to bet comic View, Def Comedy Jam and the Theater at Madison square garden.

Tickets to the reveal are $10 and there is a two-drink minimum and customers have to be 21 or over. doors open at 7 p.m. name (212) 861-9386 or seek advice from www.comicstriplive.com.

ladies'S art display TO OPEN

"women's World IV," an paintings adventure that includes Valerie Maynard, Deborah Shedrick, Sadikisha Collier and Diane Grazette-Collins, starts these days with an opening reception on the Dorsey Gallery, 553 Rogers Ave., in Brooklyn, from 3 p.m. to eight p.m. The exhibit can also be viewed Feb. eight-27 by using appointment handiest. Closing reception should be held Feb. 28. call (718) 771-3803 or (718) 462-9425.

ANTIGUA-BARBUDA community carries ON

Mona Wyre Manigo, the newly elected president of the Antigua and Barbuda innovative Society, is main the eighty one-12 months-old establishment into one more yr.

other new officers of the Harlem-primarily based company are vp Rowan Hill, and treasurer. M. Roz Olatunji, former president of the group.

founded in 1934 below the leadership of Bishop James P. Roberts to assist immigrants from the dual-island territory, the society purchased a Harlem brownstone for its headquarters in 1964.

In 2011, the Society donated the first 50 years of its archival information to the Schomburg center for research in Black subculture and within the exhibition, "A Lighthouse in manhattan," a glimpse into the lives of the city's early twentieth century Caribbean immigrants became considered in through society's historical materials.

consult with www.abpsociety.org for tips on the firm, name (212) 933-4008 or ship e mail to abps122@verizon.web.

BARBADOS TOURISM SOARS

It's been a record yr for Barbados tourism and officials wish to maintain the style going.

Barbados Tourism and international Transport Minister Richard Sealy called 2015 "turnaround 12 months", noting regular improvement in many of the nation's tourism industry's essential indications – akin to a list 13.7 % enhance in long dwell arrivals, and exceptional 25 percent and 14.1 % traveller raises from the U.S. and the UK, respectively.

Canadian markets lengthy live arrivals grew by using 13 p.c and by way of 13.1 percent for Caribbean and Latin america.

The minister also revealed that the brand new all-inclusive Sandals Barbados and the brand new Sugar Bay all-inclusive resort, contributed about 380 extra rooms to the island's room stock, aiding the boost in long reside arrivals. discuss with www.visitbarbados.org.

IMMIGRANT youth AWARD

there is still time to appoint candidates for the Immigrant formative years fulfillment Award. young immigrants with surprising own and expert accomplishments are eligible for the honor and the application deadline is Feb. 18. The awards might be presented on April 6 at a Washington D.C. adventure. For eligibility necessities and an utility, talk over with http://bit.ly/immigrantyouthaward.

The American Immigration Council, which is sponsoring the award, will cowl the expenses of travel and lodgings for the honoree, and for a father or mother or guardian if the honoree is a minor.

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