St. Thomas’ Roosevelt Park was filled with the sounds of sizzling Latin jazz, smooth reggae and a variety of musical styles over the weekend as International Capital & Management Company (ICMC) hosted its biggest event to date.
Grammy-nominated percussionist and drummer Bobby Sanabria & Quarteto Aché will headline International Capital & Management Company’s (ICMC) expanded Jazz in the Park, scheduled for 4-10 p.m., Saturday, July 30, in Roosevelt Park on St. Thomas.
He is passionate about his craft, committed to developing his skill, focused on his mission, and living his dream. Reginald Cyntje is a musician, educator, and social activist, but one thing of which he is most proud, is being a Virgin Islander.
The Water Island Music Festival will be held for three days. Pianist Julian Gargiulo returns to the Virgin Islands for the eleventh year to perform the program he performed earlier in January at New York's Carnegie Hall. Joining him will be world-class musicians: Maria Yefimova, piano; Roza Bulat, soprano; Wells Hanley, jazz piano; Hilary Gardner, jazz singer; violinist prodigy Hae Ji Kim; trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller; and Julie Desbordes.
BROWNIE STREET -- was renamed on Friday in honor of legendary broadcaster Irvin "Brownie" Brown. Brown is seen here, surrounded by three of his six children and St. Thomas-St. John District Senator Dwayne DeGraff. DeGraff sponsored Bill No. 32-0146 to rename General Gade, from Veteran's Drive to Sike Gade, as Irvin "Brownie" Brown Sr. Street. Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed it into law in July. Gade is the Danish word for street. That's how long General Gade's been around in the Savan neighborhood, one of St. Thomas' oldest communities. Brownie was born and grew up there, among friends and family. A lot like the folks who showed up at the club house for the Retired Police Organization to celebrate the occasion. For 50 years, Brown has shared Latin, soca and gospel music over the airwaves at WSTA-AM on weekday afternoons. He has emceed countlesss live Carnival events, parades. He trained under former Senate President Bingley Richardson to become a licensed boat captain. Conducted taxi tours as a businessman. He was also a drummer for Milo and the Kings and toured the U.S. with the band in his younger days. And Brown served as master of ceremonied for the Annaberg Black History Month Fair on St. John. De Graff thanked the different groups that worked together to stage the event. ... See MoreSee Less
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