The final show of the three day festival was from all accounts the best as each artist gave an outstanding performance and kept the audience well entertained into the night.
I attended Saturdays show with Penny Young from our member services department who some of our owners should be familiar with. Below is her review of the show:
They say, “save the best for last” and they surely did as this show was a treat for both jazz and r & b lovers. It was absolutely incredible. Cayman’s own songbird “KK Allese” started off the night with a mix of r & b and reggae. She is a great local talent and trust me when i say that she will be internationally known, not too long from now. After KK came jazz man Mike Phillips who is a superb musician and a great entertainer. At one point he actually held a single note for over 4 minutes!
After a wait of about 25 minutes the crowd was starting to get a little restless and that’s when the top guns came out. Brian McKnight came out onto the stage and immediately the crowd was rocking. He performed many of his classic hits such as “Anytime”, “The Only One for me”, “The Last Cry”. At one point he brought out his two sons on stage to sing a couple of tunes.
Joe came on stage in the middle of Brian McKnight’s set and performed his big hits that had the ladies going crazy. Songs like “I wanna know” and “All the things” were real crowd pleasers and continued the energy from Brian’s set.
Gospel star Bebe Winans came on next. After about two songs he got together with Brian McKnight and Joe to perform their song “Home”
Brian McKnight closed the show with his hit “Back at One”. Fireworks then followed, capping off a great show and a successful weekend.
I have to agree with Penny as i was blown away by the performances and the level of energy that each artist brought to the stage. Put Jazz Fest 2008 on your calenders now!