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Nigel Campbell

Nigel Campbell is a concert producer, publisher of Jazz in the Islands magazine and music writer based in the Caribbean.

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Nigel Campbell is a music businessman focused on expanding the appeal of Island Music globally via new media, live performance and distribution. He, along with the team at Production One Ltd, produce Jazz Artists on the Greens, a festival- style event focusing on Caribbean Jazz that is the largest of its kind in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, https://www.jaotg.org. He founded Jazz in the Islands https://www.jazz.tt as a multimedia platform for Caribbean jazz music that serves as a fillip to the dearth of collated information on Caribbean Jazz album releases, artists and reviews of jazz festivals and showcases in the islands. The magazine – print and digital – is dedicated to compiling and reviewing Caribbean jazz music, musicians and festivals throughout the islands. https://magazine.jazz.tt Island Jazz Chat is a Jazz in the Islands podcast featuring conversations with Caribbean jazz and steelpan jazz musicians based in the islands and the diaspora. https://podcast.jazz.tt

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it capture emotions and stimulates both sides of my brain. I was first exposed to jazz very early from my father's record collection containing the pioneers of jazz from the 1940s and 50s. Chauvinistic pride in all things Caribbean led me to the jazz fusion exercises that were taking place in the there and specifically my island of Trinidad. The first jazz record I bought was by Caribbean jazz pianist Clive Zanda, whose music led me to Monty Alexander and others. I have since become a promoter and have met most Caribbean jazz musicians. A special kind of musician. The best show I ever attended was Pat Metheny during his "The Way Up" tour. All that music for the one tune performed perfectly, and "no sheet music" for cues. Musicians and players must have a bar or a goal. In my estimation, Metheny is an apt bar to broach.

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