In occasion of the 58th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, back in July this year, the Association of Jamaican Nationals of Birmingham here in the UK held a virtual event through Zoom. To enliven the celebration, I offered a virtual performance in which I played ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ by Simon & Garfunkel. Relive the moment and listen to my cover of this great song to close your weekend with a high note.
On August 9th this year, I performed at the Association of Jamaican Nationals service of praise and thanksgiving, for the 58th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Safety measures and lockdown were more strict at that moment, so the concert was held over Zoom and YouTube Live and my performance was pre-recorded.
Five to six months of lockdown really weight on the bones, don’t they? Now that measures have been relaxed and there’s a possibility for a lot of us to go back to perform real soon, we need a shake up and some energy to go back to the road full force. For my fellow wind instrument players, a new high quality reed can be just what you need!
After months of sanitary emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK has gotten to a point where certain restrictions can be removed without supposing a great risk for public health. Among those, we got the return of indoor performances starting August 15th, and on the same day, the government updated the guidance for the performing arts in England to reflect new Public Health England research into transmission risks from singing, wind and brass performance.
From everything I have written, there is a song that has become very relevant in these times. It is ‘I will go on’, which I created as a tribute to a dear friend who passed away many years ago. I want you to listen to it with me. To conmemorate those who have left us, and to promise them we’ll keep living and celebrating the life of those who have survived the disease and those who keep taking all the necessary precautions for the virus not to spread further.
For some time now, two different Spotify accounts pop up when you search for my name in the platform, which, understandably, has caused some confusion. To fix that, here I come to present you my official Spotify account, where you will always find my music to play, along with several playlists of recommended artists that I am organizing just for you.
I still have some slots open for you to book your sax lesson. Whether you are just starting or you are a pro who wants to work on specific techniques or styles, getting classes with me through Zoom will definitely help you out.
Things did a 180° turn since the last time I shared Nat King Cole, didn’t they? However, his music continues to be a source of inspiration and I am still working on adding more of his songs to my repertoire. Enjoy today the classic hit L.O.V.E, and let it make you smile 🙂