“Boo”, Jazz And Big Chef and Voices On The Bay 2017 Jazz Celebration

PRESS RELEASE – THE Big Chef Steakhouse and Tapas On The Bay team are all set for Jazz 2017 and this year’s celebration promises to be even bigger. The inaugural Voices On The Bay/Boo, Jazz and Big Chef Music Celebration, a weeklong of specialty live music events, was first held in May 2016.

Image of Ronald “Boo” Hinkson
Ronald “Boo” Hinkson

This one-of-a-kind series of events where patrons can enjoy intimate dining and concert experiences will begin on May 6 with Ronald “Boo” Hinkson’s “Boo & Friends”. Hinkson, who has been making sweet music in Simply Beautiful Saint Lucia for more than three decades, was recently awarded the prestigious OBE for services to music.

From the legendary Tru Tones group to his now solo act, Boo is genuinely gifted and is especially loved for his technical prowess and improvisation. For Boo and Friends on Saturday, May 6, he will be joined by Barbara Cadet on saxophone, Clarence Joseph on trumpet, Hilary Lewis on trombone, Nicky Pamphile on bass and vocalist Werner “Semi” Francis. He will return with Francis on Saturday, May 13.

Often described as the language of feeling and passion, music can be a beautiful reminder of the most touching times of our lives. We can all associate songs, bands or even genres of music with particular experiences.

Located in the heart of Rodney Bay, Big Chef Steakhouse is especially cherished for its perfectly prepared Angus beef, crisp salads, succulent local fish and other seafood, chic and comfortable lounge bar with its killer cocktails and top tier wine list.

As if the above were not already a menu made in heaven, also in concert at Big Chef will be the accomplished Saint Lucian pianist Richard Payne, best known as a co-founder of Bluemango, the WespéPouAyiti Project and Alibi, and a series of unforgettable evenings with KensonHippolyte on piano and vocals.

Voices On The Bay at Tapas On The Bay, famous for incorporating traditional bite-sized tapas with Saint Lucian and Caribbean influences, fine wines, sangrias and other pitcher drinks, will showcase some of Saint Lucia’s finest rising stars, a Boo Hinkson production coordinated by Dupes Did It Music’s Jonelle James and Sherwinn “Dupes” Brice.

The events at the funky Spanish-style setting on the Rodney Bay waterfront will launch on May 7 with a Brunch and Jazz Sunday affair featuring Barbara Cadet. New to this year’s event is Upstarts on The Bay, a showcase of a few innovative young Saint Lucian enterprises — Cacao Sainte Lucie, Celebration Avenue, Forever Factory, Inspi’d by Lully, Jem Art and Natureskei. The evening closes off with a dinner concert with Sherwinn “Dupes” Brice, Linda “Chocolate” Berthier and KensonHippolyte.

The blissful evenings of intimate dining and concert experiences continue with showcases of some of Saint Lucia’s finest rising stars. Experience unrivalled performances from Irvin “Ace” Loctar, Juliana and Paul K, Mayah “Aiyah” Leonce, Olivia Abraham, Rob “Zii” Taylor and Phyness, Shanne James, Shannon Pinel, Shayne Ross and Wilburne.

Make your reservations today and prepare for an unforgettable experience. Soothing sounds, an unmatched selection of wines, a delectable menu and a perfectly matched atmosphere await you, your friends and family at Big Chef Steakhouse and Tapas on the Bay. Dine and Jazz with us. We want you to be a part of the celebration!


Saturday, May 6 – Boo and Friends
Werner “Semi” Francis
Clarence Joseph
Hilary Lewis
Nicky Pamphile
Barbara Cadet

Monday, May 8,
Richard Payne

Monday, May 15
Richard Payne ft. The James Sisters

Thursday, May 11, Sunday 14, Thursday 18

Friday, May 12
Eugene Payne

Saturday, May 13
Boo Hinkson ft. Werner “Semi” Francis

Sunday, May 7
Barbara Cadet
Sherwinn “Dupes” Brice
Linda “Chocolate” Berthier

Wednesday, May 10
Shannon Pinel
Olivia Abraham
Irvin “Ace” Loctar

Thursday, May 11
Juliana and Paul K

Friday, May 12
Rob “Zii” Taylor and Phyness

Wednesday, May 17
Shannon Pinel
Shanne James
Shayne Ross

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