On Friday, June 26, Ha’Penny Bay Beach Club hosted Jazz By The Sea, a live virtual concert in place of Jazz in the Park. This festive evening of live music is normally held at the Christiansted Fort, but COVID-19 caused the March, April, and May concerts to be cancelled.
When they reached out to us to host a virtual music event, we were delighted! It was a superb evening, produced by Virgin Islands Consortium, featuring the Edwin Russell Quelbe Jazz Band. Click below to watch!
Prior to the evening, the only announcement of the event was of the live streaming of Caribbean Music on the shores of the Caribbean Sea by Caribbean Musicians, no location given. Of course, in this time of COVID, no live audience was invited, but at the beginning of the concert, the organizers thanked Ha’Penny and announced the location. Over 400 listeners joined the live broadcast. All proceeds are being donated to Cruzan Kids Rock, a non-profit after-school music program for at-risk youth.