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Sunset Jazz Features Quiet Fire on October 20th

Oct. 17, 2006 – It's true! There really are two Sunset Jazz in Frederiksted concerts for the month of October! By now, most of you have heard of the "Grand Birthday Party" that the Frederiksted Economic Development Association Inc. is hosting in honor of 40 years of Oil Refining here on St. Croix. We hope to see all of you out for the "second go 'round" on Oct. 28, but don't think for one second that FEDA is going to forgo the normal Third-Friday-of-the-Month event! No way, Jose'!
Sunset Jazz is very excited to welcome to the Sunset Jazz stage at 6 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 20, the wonderful jazz sounds of "Quiet Fire" with special guest vocalist Shikima Jones from the Island of St. John.
Quiet Fire has maintained its position as one of the premier jazz ensembles in the territory for many years. Each member, singularly and collectively, has made his indelible mark on the Virgin Islands jazz scene. Having been one of the most requested bands for hosting by Sunset Jazz, we are thrilled to have finally been able to pin them down for a solid date!
Heading up the group is a man who could not be a stranger to any bona fide music lover in the territory, pianist Tony Richards. Having begun his musical journey at a young age with bassist/vocalist Devin Carrington, they started the Soul Busters along with brothers Neal Carrington, and Ricky and Bobby Richards. This popular group is now known as Quiet Fire and has been selected twice to represent the V.I. at the Festival Internacional de Musica del Caribe, held each year in Catagena, Columbia. During that time, the band released a well-received album entitled "Tropical Depression."
Joining Tony Richards on stage on Friday is bassist/vocalist Devin Carrington, brother Bobby Richards on drums, Ray Iles on congas and the phenomenal voice of Shikima Jones.
Come west and enjoy memorable music, a wonderful display of setting sun and cooling Caribbean breezes. The concerts are free, go from 6-8 p.m., and give concert-goers the opportunity to enjoy the Frederiksted nightlife and restaurants after the show. Sunset Jazz is, as always, a family affair. Reminder: Seating is at a minimum, so be certain to take along folding chairs or blankets for seating. FEDA will have its drink concession going, with proceeds helping to offset the costs of the concert, so Please be cool: No Coolers! FEDA is joined in its efforts to present Sunset Jazz by FirstBank VI, WTJX/ Channel 12, our local PBS station, which assists every month through their video-taping of Sunset Jazz, which airs on Channel 12 Saturday nights at 8 p.m. As a reminder, WVIQ/Sunny 99.5 FM is the official radio station of Sunset Jazz, so be sure and tune in to stay up to date on all of the jazz happenings.
For more information, contact Bridget Cox-Dawson, executive producer, at 277-0692 or sunset_jazz@hotmail.com

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