The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival, now in its sixth year, is scheduled for April 11-15, 2018, and this year it will cover the entire island of Eleuthera with new venues at The Other Side and Jack’s Bay Club.
Myra Maud, a singer based in Europe with roots in Martinique, is on tap for this year’s Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival. Maud will be backed by Tommaso Starace on sax and Massimo Colombo, also from Europe, on piano.
Also back by popular demand are the flamboyant guitar player, King Solomon Hicks, from New York, and the Steve Koven Trio, from Toronto, which is also making a return after a successful run in 2017. Koven is taking the lead, with Maud doing vocals, at the two educational events on the program for the children of Eleuthera.
Musicians Adrian D’Aguilar; Tino Richardson; Kevin Dean; Lamont Gibson; The Jazz Cats, a group of young musicians ages 12 to 16; and singer Osano Neely will travel to Eleuthera from New Providence for the event.
The festival, now in its sixth year, is scheduled for April 11-15. This year it will cover the entire island with new venues The Other Side and Jack’s Bay Club, which are not normally open to the public. The beachside concert locales, organizers say, will provide an excellent opportunity for people to visit the unique resorts.
Johnny Schūtten, the musical director, arranges each concert to offer something new for the audience, from the extensive repertoire of popular and original music.
The festival opens with an afternoon of Jazz on The Other Side, Whale Point, on Wednesday, April 11, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., all-inclusive tickets are $75; Jazz Vespers at St. Patrick’s Church, Governor’s Harbour takes place at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 12; Jammin’ at Fish Fry in Governor’s Harbour takes place on Friday, April 13 from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., at no charge; the Levy Concert will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the Leon Levy Preserve Banks Road with a reception at 6:15 p.m., and concert kicking off at 7:15 p.m., tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. The Jack’s Bay Club Lunchtime Concert in Rock Sound takes place on Sunday, April 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., and tickets are $150 for advanced purchase and $175 at the door. Tickets include lunch and libations.