The Jazz Legends Award ceremony and presentation of the Citation was a highlight of the Opening Concert of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari in Mt Cinnamon Gardens on Saturday 29th June.
Grenadian born, multi award winning composer and arranger James Clarkson became the latest winner of the prestigious Naniki Legends Award for his dedication and distinguished lifelong career in music of the Caribbean. The citation was read by the Master of Ceremonies, Richardo Keens-Douglas and the presentation was made by the Hon Alexandra Otway-Noel, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture.
The first Naniki Caribbean Jazz Legends Award was presented in Barbados to Trinidad born and Barbados based pianist Ebe Gilkes for his contribution to the jazz movement in the Eastern Caribbean.
Antigua’s Winston Anthony Bailey received the second Jazz Legends Award for his contribution to jazz and music in general in Antigua.