Guitarist Robert ‘Dubwise’ Browne will be one of the class acts to appear on the closing day event of the Jamaica International (Ocho Rios) Jazz Festival on Sunday, June 7 between 12 noon and 6:00 p.m., at the Band Stand of the Hope Botanical Gardens in Kingston. Other acts include renown saxophonist Dean Fraser, South African Singer Lorraine Klaasen, Sassy Trumpeter Ginetta from the US, The Jamaica Big Band, School Band Competition winner and more.
Browne is undoubtedly one of Jamaica’s most prolific guitarists, whose signature look coupled with a musical style that fuses Jazz with Reggae and Rock has left lasting imprints in studios and on major stages around the world. Influenced by Jimmy Hendrix, Lee Ritenour, and Joe Satriani, Dubz, as he is affectionately known, has carefully mastered his craft over the past 18 years while working as a studio session musician, producer, and touring musician.
"I've wanted to perform on this festival for a while and I am truly grateful that I got the opportunity this year because I'll get to play songs from my new album "Groovy Love Thing" that was released in April." Says Dubwise.
Preceding closing day will be final day of the free Jazz Jam sessions at theFOUR SEASONS HOTEL Ruthven Road location at 7:30 p.m, and a free music workshop at the Mico University College Lecture Theatre at Marescaux Road between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Patrons can bring out the entire family with their blankets and chairs for a picnic in the park event with pulsating music from top class acts from Jamaica and around the world. Refreshments will be on sale .
Sponsors for the Festival include: The Jamaica Tourist Board; KOOL FM; Ashe; Hotel Four Seasons; Labels and Supplies and The Gleaner Company.
Tickets for Closing Day is $1,000 and are available at Derrick Harriott One Stop in Twin Gates Plaza, The Music Mart, South Odeon Avenue and the Jazz Centre, 927-3544.
For more information on the 25th Annual Jamaica Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival contact the Jazz Centre at 927-3544 or call 836-0388.