Three artistes have been announced for Dominica’s Jazz n Creole carded for May 3rd – 5th, 2019, at Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park.
Marva Williams, Festival and Events Manager (Ag) at the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) made the announcement at a concert featuring British artiste Joss Stone.
On the line up for this year’s 10th edition of Jazz ‘n Creole are Johann Chuckeree of Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica’s own Mel C and The Smith Brothers.
Johann Chuckaree is a celebrated pannist who mastered the steel pan under the tutelage of Len “Boogse” Sharpe. Chuckaree is the section leader and senior member of the 7 time national panorama champs Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove Steel Orchestra. He has performed alongside Andy Narrell, represented his country in Argentina as cultural ambassador and amazed audiences in: Barbados; St. Lucia; London; Germany; France; New York; Boston and; Los Angeles with his stirring steel pan music.
Melinda C Ulysses (Mel C)
Mel, formerly known to us as Mel C, has thrilled us with her melodious vocals as lead singer of Ti Orkest
Band and as a contestant in the Miss Dominica 2013 National Queen Pageant. She has performed in:
Summer Heat Fest; Fete la Coudre; The Gaza Party and others. Mel has gained considerable experience
performing alongside: Queen Ifrica; Tony Rebel; Munga Honourable; Popcaan; Christopher Martin and;
Her popularity has grown tremendously in the French West Indies through her collaboration with artistes such as: Walla; Riddla; Jmax Mel and; Warped. Mel participated in CARIFESTA XI in 2013, was awarded the most outstanding youth in music from the National Youth Council in 2015 and in 2015 was nominated as The Sun Newspaper’s best