If you love live music, February is the best month to be in Cayman
the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass concert
From our typical local talents to the plethora of live acts at Cayfest's Red Sky at Night to the world-renowned performances of the Cayman Arts Festival, here are our top picks of the month to fill your social roster.
February 6, 7.30PM, Deckers (EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY)
Hi Tide, consisting of Shane Allenger and Sean Hennings, is an acoustic duo from the Cayman Islands, who are well known for their live performances as well as their recordings of classic covers and catchy contemporary original pop songs.
February 6, 5.30PM, Agua (EVERY THURSDAY)
Danny Loops is a well-known local singer and guitarist. To make the night extra special, there are champagne specials on offer for the whole night.
February 8, 7.30PM, The Wharf
Barefoot Man is a blend of calypso, reggae, country & humor all blended together! Sea N' B is a caribbean music band that successfully blend Island Rhythms, warm Jazzy Chords and tantalizing lyrics.
February 13, 7PM, Georgetown Agape Worship Centre
As part of the Cayman Arts Festival, Latvian natives, sisters Kristine & Margarita Balanas perform a violin and cello classical recital in George Town Agape Family Worship Centre, #50 Fairbanks Road.
February 15, 7PM, Marriott Ball Room
As part of the Cayman Arts Festival, the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass concert appears in George Town. An internationally acclaimed brass ensemble, that began on the streets of New Orleans, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is composed of some of America's top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the full ten piece ensemble with percussion.
In recent years the group has been invited to perform in major music halls around the world including China's National Center for the Performing Arts, Tangelwood's Seiji Ozawa Hall, and several prominent halls in Brazil and Italy.
February 20, 6PM, Georgetown Library
Cayman Arts Festival and the Cayman Islands Public Library Service proudly present monthly one-hour concerts at the GT Public Library (historical building), which includes classical music, in addition to poetry and readings from local poets and writers. Featured artists include Glen Inanga (piano), Antonio Sanchez Alvarez (cello) and Yoan Tamayo Garcia (violin).
Tickets will be available at the door - KYD 20 for adults and KYD 5 for students (up to 18 years old). Please note that there will be only 75 tickets per event.
February 22, 7PM Camana Bay
A Cayman Arts Festival event. Lana Janjanin Trio is a group of young, talented and versatile jazz musicians. The group consists of Lana Janjanin (vocals, piano, composition), Marko Ferlan (e.bass/double bass) and Lukas Fellner (drums), all of whom are classically trained musicians with great passion for many genres of music, including jazz, soul, RnB, which they combine in their music, creating their own individual sound and style. The trio has been recording and performing together for the last five years and recently released their first album - "A Minute of Love", on which they are joined by guest musicians.
February 29, 4PM-MIDNIGHT, Harquail Cultural Centre
Red Sky at Night is the anchor event for Cayfest and is a favourite of participants and attendees alike. Each year patrons are treated to live performances from musicians, dancers, actors and storytellers, as well as displays of creative work by visual artists and artisans, all on the grounds of the F.J. Harquail Cultural Centre. Visitors revel in a sensory filled experience at this multi–disciplined arts fair, as the sounds of steel pan, fiddle and drums, and the aroma of mouthwatering local culinary delicacies waft on the night air.