I love jazz so much, because its the only music style where you find qualities such as “swinging” , emotion, and “improvising” all at same time. For me singers such as Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Billie Holliday,Nat Cole, Nina Simone, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Harry Connick jr., Diana Krall, Cassandra Wilson, are the main reasons why Jazz still alive.
And it’s a shame that every year, I don’t have the opportunity to see jazz festival in cape verde for some reason. This year, the Kriol jazz festival will be in praia city and pay tribute to Horace Silver. Horace Silver is an american jazz pianist. He is also known for humorous playing style and his contributions for the hard bop (a style of jazz). “Cape verdean Blues” and “Song to my father” are two songs that demonstrates his commitment with Cape verde (where his father was born).