Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2011
Macarldie and the Jazz Allstars fusing Jazz and Caribbean music
Harold (ploomie)Lewis Bass ands vocals
Mervyn Jackman Drums
Lavaun Rhodes Saxophones
Raul Hernandez Drums and Percussion
Loye Hawkins Vocals
Mzuri Moyo Vocals
Jus Cynthia Vocals
Macarldie & the Jazz All Stars
Macarldie Promo Video
Macarldie performs on Steel Drums, Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, and Vocals. He takes a style rooted in his native Tortola, Virgin Islands, lathers it with the polyphonic, polyrhythmic sound of Miami, and sautés it with keys, Saxophone, Guitars and Percussion creating powerful music that sounds like funky Senegalese bossa nova.
Singing Old Lady "At Last"
As a child growing up in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Macarldie performed religious music with his Father and siblings.
His teenage years found him in nightclubs and hotels performing the Island standards and top 40 hits of America and the Caribbean.
After moving to the United States, he studied Jazz and Classical piano and Vocals at "Florida Atlantic University" and began performing throughout the states.
|Macarldie on Piano|
Macarldie is a Multi Instrumentalist and phenomenal Vocalist and performs live on Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Steel Drums and Vocals. His vocal stylings are a fusion of Jazz, Caribbean and Pop blended with a touch of Rap and Poetry.
He has fused the sounds of all the music he enjoys into a coherent sound.
Macarldie has been a sideman with many musical greats including Ernest Wranglin, Othello Molyneaux, Chris Valdala and many more. He has toured with the "Natty Love Joys" and has opened for "Gregory Isaacs", "Chuck Mangione" and the late great "Dizzy Gillespie".
Macarldie has now formed the group Macarldie & the Jazz Allstars
Take The Train
"Angel Eyes" Jazz Piano
Macarldie jamming on the jazz standard "Angel Eyes" with two of his buddies; Ploomie and Brian Baudrit
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