Jazz in the Islands


Jazz in the Caribbean and Caribbean Jazz: on the record.
Issue #5 (Apr. 2017) Vaughnette Bigford, Trinidadian creole chanteuse debuts her album Born To Shine And more stories that chronicle jazz in the Caribbean and Caribbean Jazz.
  • Ropeadope Records and steelpan jazz: An overview from the label head on steelpan jazz record distribution
  • Djazil and Caraïb to Jazz: A pan jazz revolution is happening in France
  • Souvenir programme for Jazz Artists on the Greens™ 2017: A 15th Anniversary Celebration in Trinidad
  • Etienne Charles' Carnival Oratorio: A grand gesture in composition, an opus writ large.
  • Victor Provost: Bebop pannist from the US Virgin Islands returns anew


Jazz in the Islands magazine – print and digital – is dedicated to compiling and reviewing Caribbean jazz music, musicians and festivals throughout the islands

Jazz in the Islands serves as a fillip to the dearth of collated information on Caribbean Jazz CD releases, artists and reviews of festivals and showcases in the Caribbean featuring this fusion exercise we call "jazz." This music never gets old so the joy in reminiscing is real and productive.

Jazz in the Islands is published by Jett Samm Publishing.

QR Codes

Throughout the print edition of the magazine, the reader will see a sampling of album releases from up to a decade ago with embedded QR codes for scanning with a smart phone app that links one directly to the purchase point of the album. (Digital editions have simple click/touch and go links.)

Suggested QR Code scanner software

 QR Droid Code Scanner
 QR Reader for iPhone
 QR Code Scanner Pro
 QR Code Scanner Pro

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Contact Us

Jazz in the Islands™ is free and distributed in print in Trinidad and Tobago and the islands, and online to the world.

Please contact us for general comments and queries.

General comments: info@jazz.tt
Advertising queries: advertising@jazz.tt
The editor: nigel@jazz.tt