IN PICTURES: Jazz ‘n Creole 2018

Patrons at the event

Hundreds of Dominican and visitors flocked to the Cabrits National Park on Sunday to witness the eighth annual Jazz ‘n Creole,

Patrons were treated to performances by Starz, Extasy Band and Pan in Harmony, Michele Henderson and Xavier Strings from Trinidad.

Photographer Zaimis Olmos was present to capture the sights and moments of the event.

See photos below.

All photos by Zaimis Olmos.

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13 Comments

  1. A. Antoine
    May 24, 2018

    very lovely photos.

  2. Queen
    May 24, 2018

    9th edition of jazz and creole. And every year it becomes more and more watered down. The patrons show very little interest in what is happening on the stage. Most of them dont even know who the hosts were. It has become a fashion show . As usual the people come for the rum and the party. And those of us who genuinely enjoy jazz music are left in the dust as the dj serenades us with soca music. Numbers are not what make the show a success. It’s the quality of the product and unfortunately this product has become just another fete.

    • Sweet Pea
      May 24, 2018

      “Queen”, I am yet to understand your point. If patrons decide to come to Jazz its on their accord not at your expense or on your account. So what if they decide to dress up, it’s their prerogative. You want to watch the stage, others decide they want to socialize, drink and party it’s their prerogative! You people are too quick to remove the nail in others’ eyes before clearing your own. Be concerned with yourself rather than what other people decide to engage in or what their real intentions were in deciding to attend. It’s their choice!!!

    • Calibishie Warrior
      May 24, 2018

      Well .. I wouldn’t say watered down… The music has it’s ups and downs .. I am still amazed at who DDA have brought over the years … Monty Alexander and Andy Narell are as good as it gets really. This year was a rescue operation … getting top jazz artists at short notice is nigh on impossible … tours are booked sometimes years in advance. I agree 100% about the dj in between acts … at least pay some homage to the genre in there … these intervals can be as long as 45 minutes and not to have any jazz at all in there is a joke. As for the patrons … they come for what they come for. I like the crowd … they may not all be jazz buffs but they come for the atmosphere an afternoon that jazz , good food, nice dressing and booze on a tropical Sunday afternoon can create … When I get to heaven .. it will feel something like this … well … maybe not the booze … :)

  3. Fran
    May 23, 2018

    very nice. Venue looks perfect.

  4. Calibishie Warrior
    May 22, 2018

    A subjective comment I know, but this is always the highlight of my year. So it was a little light on the jazz this year. Still what there was was really good. Michele Henderson is what this event is all about. It is almost as if the event was designed by her. She marries the improvisational excellence of jazz and the hypnotic rhythms in creole styles perfectly. Xavier Strings, one felt, were capable of more but thoughtfully kept it simple. Starz were good, but Chess seemed a little disappointed that the crowd weren’t going wild for the calypso. I think the Jazz and Creole crowd are getting more knowledgeable and discerning. They are recognizing how top technical performers (Andy Narell, Monty Alexander, Cameron Pierre and Ronald Tule) lift the atmosphere of the event to another level so that the WCMF type stuff is better for that event and works at J&C only sporadically. Hats of to Piper and his team. Dr Honychurch and Range Development for a great rescue operation. See you next…

  5. nng1332
    May 22, 2018

    Really nice pics as always. Bourgeois people pics. Is they that have DA in hand lol.

  6. Sam B Sara
    May 22, 2018

    I guess the only thing missing was jazz. By the way, are we counting aid workers as visitors now ?

    • Me One
      May 22, 2018

      I guess you jump off the bus too early, the Trini twins gave a wonderful rendition. The occasion was well attended and put together. Thanks for the enternnment, we needed a breath of fresh air.

  7. Karl Orndem
    May 22, 2018

    nice pictures. the partner splitting in the dirt was the best. would have like to zoom in on the face of the policeman in the background to see his expression more clearly.

  8. Fanatic extasy
    May 22, 2018

    It’s so unfortunate that all other bands pictures are up but there is not one pic of the Extasy Band yet still we preach every day support local. Thats unfair to the band. To my Extasy boys keep up the good work one day u will get the respect that is due to u. Dont like negativity take u down but instead use it and turn it positive. One love from one of your number one fan

    • marie-claire R Skerrit
      May 22, 2018

      I second that. Too much bias-ness in dominica. This needs to stop. Support all. DNO you got to do better

    • Sign Man
      May 23, 2018

      I would want to think its an error of omission and not deliberately done. I certainly enjoyed their performance

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