Jazz fans may soon get up close and personal with Jamaica’s “Leading Lady of Jazz,” the incomparable Myrna Hague, as she gets set to bring her acclaimed show “Simply Myrna,” to the Miramar Cultural Center on Sunday, April 17th.
“Simply Myrna” promises to be a stellar night, as the celebrated songstress performs from her wide repertoire of jazz classics, popular reggae and pop selections, in her classy and inimitable style. Musical Director Desi Jones, along with the Eugene Grey Band, will also provide musical accompaniment. The show is hosted by the Foundation for the University of the West Indies, and is under the distinguished patronage of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam.
The concert has already received rave reviews in Jamaica, bringing fans one-on-one with the jazz star and her music in an intimate setting.
“This show just allows me to show off; because it’s my show, I get to sing what I want and to just be myself,” stated Hague, who has recently received her Doctorate in Cultural Studies from the University of the West Indies and currently lectures part time at the institution. “This is the most exciting time of my life, and South Florida, the UWI and this show has been a gift.”
The star will also be joined by a series of special guests, including vocalist A. J. Brown, the current lead singer for iconic reggae band, Third World, impressing audiences worldwide with his rendition of songs originally performed by the late William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke. Reggae crooner Ian Sweetness, known for chart-topping hits such as “Little Green Apples” and “Rhinestone Cowboy,” will also add his special honey-flavored blend of lover’s rock to the show.
The “Simply Myrna” concert in Miramar marks a welcomed return for the songstress, who first performed in 2008 at the official opening of the Miramar Cultural Center with her husband, trumpeter and founder of the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, Sonny Bradshaw.
The American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI) will benefit from proceeds towards their generous scholarship program, which awards tuition fees to deserving students in need to attend UWI at their various campuses throughout the Caribbean.