FIREBRAND poet Mikey Smith is the focus of Reggae Opera Mikey, composed by noted Jamaican musician Peter Ashbourne. The opera is scheduled to debut next June, but snippets of it will be shown at the Jamaica School of Music, Edna Manley College on October 8. It will bring the curtain down on a series of […]
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra came to the cool hills of Mandeville and gave a performance of the highest standard that will long be remembered by the people who travelled from near and far to witness it. The event, organised by the National Youth Orchestra of Jamaica, was held at the Northern Caribbean University campus on […]
Peter Ashbourne is a composer in the genre of New Jamaican Classical music. His ingenious compositions and remarkable musical acumen feature widely throughout national ceremonies and popular media. He has been musical director for the opening of World Cup Cricket, The Jamaica Music Industry Awards, and the Rising Stars (later Stars) competitions since its inception. […]
Jamaican keyboardist and producer Peter Ashbourne, a graduate of Berklee's music faculty is presently a lecturer at the Edna Manley College Music School, Kingston, Jamaica. Ashbourne was the leader, coordinator and pianist with 'The Ashes', a band Jamaican jazz star who primarily served as a studio band and other band called Peter Ashbourne Affair. As such […]
JAMAICAN classical composer Petershbourne reconstructed this year's incursion into the West Kingston stronghold of Tivoli Gardens at a recent International Chamber Music soiree. The world premiere of Asbourne's Prelude for Oboe and Strings replaced violence with violins led by Barbadian Oboe soloist Althea Neblett along with musicians from Jamaica, Japan, Colombia, Israel and other countries.The […]
The Jamaica School of Music recently held a tribute to Reggae Month, at the Edna Manley College of the Visual & Performing Arts.The tribute featured an eleven-piece aggregation led by master musician Peter Ashbourne, who was also on keyboards. The aggregation known as the E-Park Band, was featured as part of the Black History and Reggae Month observations at the institution.
1978/79 LTM NATIONAL PANTOMIMEJOHNNY REGGAE The StoryMr. Nuffus wants only the best for his daughter Princess. He wants her to be a cultured young lady, loving only fine things. Princess has her own ideas, she likes to dance at the discos and moreso, to reggae music. But the biggest problem between herself and her father […]