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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.

About Me

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, http://www.jaotg.org. He writes for Caribbean Beat magazine on music, and the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper on music and the business of music in the islands. He publishes a quarterly magazine, print and digital, focusing on jazz in the Caribbean and Caribbean jazz, Jazz in the Islands http://www.jazz.tt. His blogs, http://iradiott.wordpress.com and http://jazzintt.blogspot.com, serve as collections of critical appraisals of music performance and recordings from the Caribbean, and opinions on the business of music there. They also serves as the online journals, information clearing- houses, and discussion boards for all things music and entertainment in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora.

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.

My Favorites

  1. Pat Metheny - Still Life Talking
  2. Andy Narell - Live in South Africa
  3. Ralph MacDonald - The Path

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