The Brent Birckhead Quartet will bring the sounds of American jazz to the Eastern Caribbean once more in September! The U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS will once again host the Brent Birckhead Quartet in a four-nation Eastern Caribbean tour. The quartet will perform in a free public concert at the Charter Hall of SGU, True Blue Campus, on Saturday, 19 September 2015, at 7 pm.
The U.S. Embassy presents the quartet in this series of public concerts to underscore the excellence and diversity of American music. The Quartet’s Eastern Caribbean tour will also included performances in St Kitts and St Vincent.
The four award-winning Americans of the quartet include saxophonist Brent Birckhead, pianist, Mark Meadows; percussionist, Carroll Dashiell III; and bassist, Romeir Mendez.
When asked what he wants audiences to remember about him, Birckhead said “Music is a conversation and all students of jazz, myself included, have to learn the language of jazz. It’s just like a child learning to talk. You listened to your parents, your vocabulary grew, and eventually, you were able to express yourself. Music is no different, and we’re here to have a conversation with our audience.”