Luther FrancoisLuther François
St. Lucia born saxophonist Luther François is now based in Martinique. He is a Caribbean jazz pioneer founding both the The West Indies Jazz Band and the Caribbean Jazz Workshop Group which have recorded albums. Proficient on both the saxophone and flute, Luther is returning to Jazz Artists on the Greens for a stellar jam session with some Caribbean Jazz legends. Lay your hands on his CD release called "Morne du Don" for a perfect sampling of this Jazzman's technical mastery of the axe
Recent Recordings: Morne du Don.
Website: No website available
Music Sample: Morne du Don

Ebe GilkesEbe Gilkes
Born in Trinidad, Ebe Gilkes went to Barbados in 1957, with the Billy Green Quartet, stayed there intending to go to the U.K, but never got there. Instead, he stayed, got married and studied, all the while, honing his skill on the piano. He credits Ralph Davies for inspiring and giving him encourgement. Ralph also remembers him sitting on his bike outside listening to him play, Davies also admits "Ebe attempted things on the piano I never ventured into." Oscar Peterson visited the island heard him and was immediately impressed, they became friends, sent him an electric piano and invited him to Canada.
Recent Recordings: No current published recordings.
Website: No website available
Music Sample: Yesterdays

Clarence GreenClarence Green
Clarence Oliver Green was born in Aruba N.A. of musical parents who played the violin and trombone. As a teenager his family relocated to Trinidad where he became fully absorbed in the music and culture of the island and so encountered his earliest professional musical experience as a trombonist with the Ken Vaughn-Bryan Orchestra. Clarence later moved to Los Angeles, California, where he was exposed to this music "Jazz", with its inherent freedom of thought and expression. Particularly influenced by the sound of Ray Brown, it was not long before Clarence would change bass clef instruments for his newest passion, the Double Bass.
Recent Recordings: No current published recordings.
Website: No website available
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Sean ThomasSean Thomas
Musician and educator, Sean is the visionary behind thie Jazz Artisits on the Greens series. A graduate of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, he had the opportunity to study and perform with Jazz Masters--Tom Mc Intosh, Ron Carter, Thelonious Monk Jnr., Barry Harris, Max Roach, Lewis Nash and Wynton Marsalis to name a few. He toured India and Thailand with the Thelonious Monk Jazz Ensemble under the direction of distinguished Jazz Masters: Carl Atkins Thelonious Monk Jnr., Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and performed both drums and steel pans at the Snowmass Jazz Festival in Aspen Colorado.
Recent Recordings: No current published recordings .
Website: S.T. Jazz
Music Sample: Bopso

Jyros BandJyros Band
The band was launched in January 2007. JYROS is a response to the musical vision of its musical director, Yaymel J. and to the experience and creative capacity of its other members. This particular aggregate, without percussion, breaks traditions and opens doors that augment the importance of the discourse between melody and harmony. The bass and the piano support the sax. The sax and the bass answer the piano (which, from time to time, is the soloist). The bass defines and extends the final result. Always aware of and sensitive to the Jazz public's interests, besides familiar standards, the repertoire includes a Cuban beat that typifies the work.
Recent Recordings: No current published recordings.
Website: No website available
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Samantha GoodenSamantha Gooden
With a personality as beautiful as her music, and a gift as powerful as her voice, Samantha Gooden stands out in any setting. She has garnered award after award in recognition of her incredible vocal stylings, including the Gold and Silver medals in the 1994 Festival Song Festival. She has performed on the same stage as legendary Gospel artiste Kirk Franklin, and has performed cabaret on the North Coast, and at Kingston's premier jazz spot, The Grog Shoppe. Prepare to be lost in the splendour of true musical artistry when the voice of this inspiring songstress washes over you.
Recent Recordings: "His Mercy Endureth".
Website: No website available
Music Sample: Summertime

birdsong Steel Orchestra was formally launched on 22 September, 1973 at the University of the West Indies (UWI). With support from fellow steel orchestras the band acquired instruments, and further, was able to benefit from the musical talents and skills that abound in the steelband community. The band has since made tremendous strides in a number of areas, developing into a full-fledged community band with its own pan theatre situated on leased premises in the Tunapuna area
Recent Recordings: "Pan Sweet Pan" (compilation with various artists).
Music Sample: El Farol