Archive for March 19, 2014

 

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Saxophonist Elan Trotman, born and raised in Barbados, where he grooved to calypsos, reggae and local music, started piano lessons at 7, picking up the saxophone five years later. He was educated at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston. His playing displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards named him best male jazz performer, and he’s been nominated for Boston Music Awards in the jazz category.

The multi-instrumentalist has released music with elements of gospel, jazz, R&B, funk and reggae, but slowed things down for his 5th CD “Love and Sax” (2011). A ballads project including the single “Heaven in Your Eyes” featuring Brian Simpson, that climbed all the way to #11 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Songs Chart. The latest release “Tropicality” (2013) showcases Elan’s Caribbean heritage and features rhythms and grooves from Barbados and surrounding Caribbean Islands. Guitarist and good friend Peter White co-produced the album, along with special guest appearances by Paul Brown, Terri Lyne Carrington and Nick Colionne.

Trotman has recorded and performed with a number of world-class musicians, including Kirk Whalum, Patti Austin, Will Downing, Phil Perry, Jamie Foxx, Keiko Matsui, Gerald Albright and Dave Koz to name a few.

Here you can order your exclusive Hotel Package:
2 nights (May 1-3, 2013) incl. half-board & 4 concerts: from 255,00 Euro per person in a double room
2 nights (May 2-4, 2014) incl. half-board & 6 concerts: from 316,00 Euro per person in a double room

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The award-winning Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, presented by the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, offers the “Best Blues & Jazz in Ohio.”

Located in the heart of downtown Gahanna, Ohio, the annual Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival returns June 20-22, 2014–celebrating 16 years of outstanding class blues and jazz music! The three day cultural celebration for all ages, features world class musicians on five stages, mouth watering cuisine, regional artisans, amusement rides, family fun and activities that include:

90+ hours of the best blues and jazz music on the Electric Blues Stage, the Jazz Stage , the Creekside Community Stage, Acoustic Alley and the Musical Discovery Zone.

Club Blues – VIP reserved seating area, adjacent to the Blues Stage

Artists to be announced, please visit for further information this website.

Save the date for the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, June 20 – 22, 2014

Creekside Park, Olde Gahanna, 123 Mill St, Gahanna, Ohio 43230 (Columbus)