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Illustrious Jamaican Jazz Singer to Perform at Broward Center Fundraiser for University of the West Indies, June 14th, 2015, Florida

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Myrna Hague is known as Jamaica’s First Lady of Jazz and is admirerd and loved by fans of that musical genre throughout the world. The consummate artiste, Myrna Hague, the musician/performer, is celebrated internationally for her talent and storied performances around the globe. According to her critics, she makes the music come alive by infusing it with her own life force.

Hague is that rare breed of performer that wraps herself in the music, then envelops her audience and in her own inimitable style, she transports both herself and her audience into the beautiful world of music. She performs with such elegance and vocal freedom that audiences feel that there is nothing else special about the evening but them.

Her fans in Florida will get an opportunity to experience her elegant performance when she returns to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for Caribbean Jazz Matazz on June 14. The highly anticipated show will also feature reggae crooner A. J. Brown and guitarist Eugene Grey.

Myrna has recently completed work on her Doctorate, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), her subject being ‘Jazz in the Caribbean’, while performing and experiencing renewed interest across Europe in her early work with the Studio One label. Her newest releases include updated covers of the Bob Andy classic “Honey”, and Sarah Vaughan’s “Broken Hearted Melody” as well as the live recordings from”Simply Myrna” and the re-recording of her classic “Melody Life” album with updated arrangements. As Director of the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, Myrna is fully engaged in planning and promoting the annual festival, which was staged recently in Jamaica.

Caribbean Jazz Matazz promises to be a delightful evening of Caribbean music of the highest caliber with proceeds going towards funding scholarships for students with proven financial needs enrolled at the UWI. The initial event was staged last year to positive reviews from patrons who enjoyed Myrna’s performance as well as Richie Stephens, Charmaine Forde and George Tandy along with Eugene Grey.

Tickets are available online at www.browardcenter.org, by phone 954-462-0222 or at the Broward Center Box Office.

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