TT – We Beat St James Live presented a well balanced and professional Pan Jazz night on June 7. The St James amphitheatre was aglow with sweet music coming from the national instrument.
The St James Improvement Committee carefully chose the acts who all proved to be worthy, and local music was the winner.
The night’s highlight was clearly the reigning National Panorama Small band champion Golden Hands Steel Symphony. This band of children defied several comments like “why them children out so late” to show why they are champions.
Under the guidance of Vanessa Headley and Franka Hills-Hadley the youthful pannists performed song like Somewhere over the Rainbow, If it ain’t got that Swing, Central Park West, Fallen/Isn’t She Lovely, Be Green, Aap Jasa Koi Meri, Mighty Terror’s The Monkey, Ray Holman’s Waltz for Iris and Venessa Headley’s Sambalypso.