Sound of Jazz Concert Series
Sound of Jazz: Caribbean Christmas Mixtape with Joy Lapps-Lewis, Larnell Lewis + special guests
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Back for its 45th year, it’s JAZZ.FM91’s annual Sound of Jazz Concert Series. Join us this holiday season for the Caribbean Christmas Mixtape, featuring Joy Lapps-Lewis, the Grammy-winning Larnell Lewis, and special guests. Backed by the talents of pianist Jeremy Ledbetter, bassist Rich Brown and guitarist Jeremy Hector, Joy and Larnell take inspiration from their upbringing as two Canadians born to Afro-Caribbean parents in the 1980s, and the traditions they keep as they nurture their own family. They’ve taken influence from the calypso, zouk, reggae, soul and R&B sounds of their ancestry and blended it with their own modern approaches to jazz and hip-hop. The result is a musical mixtape that’s rich with culture and tradition — just like the one Larnell’s father played for the family every Christmas while preparing their home for the joys of the holiday season. Hear this concert LIVE on the air or watch it online via a live stream on JAZZ.FM91’s Facebook page.