The Queen’s Baton

This Sun 20th Aug, 1030am, the Queen’s Baton will arrive in Lozells, Birmingham at the New Testament Church of God. This is part of the Commonwealth Games where a relay involving various Cities and Towns across the world pass on the Queen’s Baton.

There will be a short ceremony and then the race resumes at 11am to its next destination.

You are invited to this free event.

Please tell your family, friends, neighbours and Colleague to come along and be part of history. I’m not playing at this event but all being well I will be there. NTCG, 240-244 Lozells Road, Birmingham, B19 1NP.

For further information contact Mrs Beverley Lindsay OBE OD Vice Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands 0121 454 6990 or

Jamaica In The Square II

10,000 people in Victoria Square last weekend. That was something else! Just wonderful celebrating 55 years of Jamaica’s Independence and seeing some great entertainment.  Check it out on the ‘Jamaica In The Square II’ Facebook or Twitter pages.  Here are some pictures taken by Peter Tilley LRPS of my performance of ‘Shackles’ with a wonderful dancer! 🙂


Not Just Jazz IV Team

I created Not Just Jazz four years ago.  The team has grown and developed.  So thank you Jack and Jas (JET Lighting); Nigel (Bass), Reuben (Guitar) Laurence (Stage Manager), Nikoma and Vince (Sound), Noval (keys), Warren (Drums), Mikolaj, Chris, Waheeda and Bilal (Treehouse Ltd (Video production)); Andrea, Jamila and Juliette (Backing Vocals); Michael (Operations Manager); Dancers CJ and Sun.Rei. Not forgetting the people who make me look good. Vanessa (Make-up); Samantha and Wanita (Sg Hair); Maureen (My outfit). Crescent Theatre Staff in particular Ruth, Zel, Naomi, James, Sid, Joe; Anthony McFarlane (Photography).  Could not have done it without you.

Great working with you Not Just Jazz IV Team.

Bless you all.


Photos by Mac13SoulPhotographic