She is known as Jamaica’s First Lady of Jazz by admirers and lovers of that musical genre throughout the world. The consummate artiste, Myrna Hague, the musician/performer, is celebrated internationally for her talent and storied performances around the globe. According to her critics, she makes the music come alive by infusing it with her own life force.
Hague is that rare breed of performer that wraps herself in the music, then envelops her audience and in her own inimitable style, she transports both herself and her audience into the beautiful world of music. She performs with such elegance and vocal freedom that audiences feel that there is nothing else special about the evening but them.
Her fans in Florida will get a rare opportunity to experience her elegant performance when she appears at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for Caribbean Jazz Matazz on June 8. The highly anticipated show will also feature reggae crooner Richie Stephens and guitarist Eugene Grey along with Trinidadian, Charmaine Forde accompanied by George Tandy.
Myrna has recently completed work on herPhD, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), her subject being ‘Jazz in the Caribbean’, while performing and experiencing renewed interest across Europe in her early work with the Studio One label. Her newest releases include updated covers of the Bob Andy classic “Honey”, and Sarah Vaughan’s “Broken Hearted Melody” as well as the live recordings from”Simply Myrna” and soon to be released, the re-recording of her classic “Melody Life” album with updated arrangements. As Director of the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, Myrna is fully engaged in planning this year’s festival, which will take place June 8-15 in Jamaica.
Caribbean Jazz Matazz promises to be a delightful evening of Caribbean music of the highest caliber with proceeds going towards funding scholarships for students with proven financial needs enrolled at the UWI. The event is under the distinguished patronage of the Honorable Franz Hall, Jamaica’s Consul General in Miami.
Tickets are available online at www.browardcenter.org, by phone 954-462-0222 or at the Broward Center Box Office. Caribbean Jazz Matazz is sponsored by Grace Foods, Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, Jet Blue, Dennis Shipping, National Weekly Newspaper, WAVS Radio and the UWI Alumni Association, Florida Chapter.