So I got back from Barbados a few days ago. Unfortunately, I caught a terrible sore throat and I am still recovering. Anyways, the trip went well. We performed a couple times and it was a privilege to meet so many interesting people.Even though I was only there for a week, I think I got a sense of the lifestyle in Barbados, not to mention enjoy the beaches. I attended the Barbados Jazz Festival twice while I was there. Unfortunately, I felt the people that played the festival when I went were not jazz at all. I did get to see the Afro Cuban Jazz All Stars, which had Yosvany Terry — a great alto player. Granted Kenny Garrett played, but I didn’t get a chance to catch him.
Check out my flickr set from the trip here. There pictures of Barbados in general and of the concert I did with Meklit Hadero and Todd Brown as part of the Nefasha Ayer project. Here is a slideshow:http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?group_id=&user_id=18574601@N00&set_id=72157603774130791&text= Next week, I will be in Michigan and Chicago for concerts…hopefully my coughing will subside by then.