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The St Johns Fragrance Company, USVI, makers of The Original Bay Rum and The Bloke, the premier menswear store in Los Angeles, are releasing a series of four online jazz sessions titled “Leaf & Lime.” The series will run on Sundays on DubLab, a non-profit music public broadcasting internet radio station. www.dublab.com
The series was conceived and produced by Jeffery Plansker, the proprietor of The Bloke, and a renowned host of jazz broadcasts and an expert in jazz history. Jeffery engaged several other colleagues to create a series of broadcasts celebrating and featuring jazz musicians and music with Caribbean influences.
June 14 at 2 p.m. PST 5 p.m. EST
- Set 1 – Chris Veltri “Cool Chris” of Groove Merchant Records SF takes us into the world of soul-jazz and instrumentals as they originated from the many islands of the Caribbean.
June 21 at 2 p.m. PST 5 p.m. EST
- Set 2 – Jim Smith and Arturo Guzman of Caribbtion deal with what feels like a night at their own club. Music from the entire Caribbean region with a strong dance tradition and Afro-Latin twist.
July 12 at 2 p.m. PST 5 p.m. EST
- Set 3 – Desmond Jervis takes us into the Central American regions of the Caribbean, drawing on family music listening and collecting. This is an hour that would surely get his grandmother out of her chair to celebrate.
July 19 at 2 p.m. PST 5 p.m. EST
- Set 4 – Dublab’s Jazz Advance host Jeffery Plansker looks at music through the lines of 50s and 60s jazz as it found influence in the islands and then into mainland UK and America.
“I was excited when Jeffery approached us about collaborating with him and DubLab to create a series of jazz broadcasts celebrating jazz from and influenced by Caribbean culture. He and his colleagues have created a wonderful series which reflects our common interest in great music and St Johns long commitment to our Virgin Islands home,” said Rhys Moore, CEO of the St Johns Fragrance Company. “I think our customers will love the series, and we are hoping that this collaboration will evolve into a long-term relationship.”