Above: Vaughnette Bigford performs at Jazz Artists on The Greens in 2017. Photo by Stuart Patrick, courtesy Production One Ltd.
On the weekend when Trinidad & Tobago’s most popular female jazz vocalist, Vaughnette Bigford hosts her first solo show in the capital Port-of-Spain, Franka and Ardene explore the ‘jazz economy’.
Music analyst and concert promoter Nigel Campbell talks to Franka about jazz as a marketing device for concert promoters, the challenges of having a small pool of local top class performers and the difficulties promoters experience to find affordable foreign acts.
Songstress Vaughnette Bigford is excited about her much-anticipated first solo show in the capital and she sheds some light on her career strategy.
Produced for Trini Good Media by Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo
Theme music by Lyndon Livingstone – Razorshop Productions
Additional music – Music produced by Michael Low Chew Tung and Rodney Alexander for Elan Parle, Soul on Fire by KMC by (Ken Marlon Charles), Overjoyed by Steveland Morris performed by Esperanza Spalding.