On Friday and Saturday, the 8th and 9th of October in 2010, the Aruba Sea Jazz Festival will take place. It follows on from the tradition of the Aruba Jazz and Latin Music Festival which ended in 2001. For two evenings, concert goes will get to enjoy an eclectic and masterful group of performers. Past acts have included Michel Camillo, the Emmy and Grammy winning pianist and composer. Some other musicians and bands which have appeared include Debert Bernabela, Antonio Bello Blues, Randal Corsen, JEM and Robert Jeandor and the Solo Banda Show.
This year promises to be as exciting as in the past. You might be wondering what to expect. To answer this question, there is an introduction below to two star performers, Marcus Miller and Isaac Delgado. Both will be performing at the festival this year.
A live show from Marcus Miller will be a highlight. This acclaimed musician received a Grammy in 2001 for the Best Contemporary Jazz Album. He was born in 1959 in Brooklyn, NY. However, he spent his early years in Jamaica, NY. Born into a musical family, he started playing instruments at an early age. Wynton Kelly, famed jazz pianist for Miles Davis, is a relation of Millers. By the time he was thirteen, Miller played several instruments, including the clarinet, bass guitar and piano. The bass guitar was his favorite. As well, Miller started composing music around this time.
He has worked with an extremely wide range of performers in his career. These include Aretha Franklin, David Sanborn, Grover Washington Jr. And Roberta Flack. Miller has played on recordings by Maria Carey, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, LL Cool J, McCoy Tyner, Bryan Ferry, Joe Sample and Bill Withers. He has even toured with Miles Davis for two years.
Miller's superior musical ear makes it now surprise that he is also an accomplished producer. He collaborated with David Sanborn for Voyeur, an album which was awarded a Grammy. Following this first project, Miller worked with Sanborn on other albums, including Close Up, Up Front and Inside, which earned another Grammy prize.
Another big attraction this year is a performance from Isaac Delgado. He started performing professionally in 1983 with the Orquestra de Pancho Alonso. This gave him his first experience with recording and touring. Then, in 1987, Delgado joined the group Galazia as a vocalist. In 1988, he joined NG La Banda as lead vocalist. The band released three albums from 1990 to 1991 and was awarded an EGREM prize.
Delgado launched his own band in 1991. The group's first album was entitled Dando La Hora and won an EGREM award in 1992. The next album from the group, Con Ganas, won two EGREM prizes in 1993.
These are just a small representation of the performers at the Aruba Sea Jazz Festival this year. It is an event that has much to offer. In addition to the great music, concert goers will be able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and climate that Aruba is known for. A big bonus is that the festival is reasonably priced. An early bird festival ticket costs just $20 for one night and $35 for two nights. This deal is available until the 30th of Sept.
Dutch Beach Volley Ball Aruba offers perfect weather conditions all year long. Beach volley ball is a very popular sport in this region of the world. Many professional games are played here. Spectators come to see these games played throughout the year from many different areas. Avid beach volley ball players will watch hours of tournament games, rooting for their favorite teams.
There are many famous professional Dutch beach volley ball players. Many have represented their country at the world Olympic games. There are beach volley ball circuits that are played on the surrounding islands of Aruba. Many practice games and special clinics are set up in Curacao, USA and The Netherlands. Most of the professional games are played at beautiful island resorts. Hawaii is another popular island location for the sport.
There are many different types of Dutch beach volley ball matches. Some are professional matches where the team receives a monetary award. Some games are played as part of a corporations marketing event. And many Dutch Beach Volley ball matches are played for charitable causes. The sales from spectator tickets will go towards the selected charity.
Dutch Beach Volley ball has leagues for women and men. There are all female matches that are very competitive. The professional female players often have their own sponsors, agents and trainers. Many of these women play in the world Olympic games. There are also all male teams with exceptional players that have also competed in the Olympics.
Beach volley ball is a very rigorous sport. It first became popular in California during the 1920s. A decade later, beach volley ball became a popular sport in Europe then spread to other areas around the world. Soon it became not only a great recreational sport but it also became a very popular competitive sport. Major tournaments soon evolved that included several different countries.
Indoor volley ball and beach volley ball have different sets of rules but are basically the same sport. Beach volley ball requires more strength since the game is played on sand instead of a flat surface. Beach volley ball also only has two player per team. Indoor volley ball has six players per team. And a beach volley ball is different from an indoor volley ball.
A beach volley ball match consists is played the best two of three set format. The first team to reach 21 points wins the set. The first team that wins two sets, wins the match. A third match is called as the tiebreaker. The tiebreaker is a 15 point game. There are a lot of rules to the game that must be followed or the team may receive fouls by the referees.
Dutch Beach Volley Ball Aruba offers the perfect conditions for the sport. The year long summer temperatures and the beautiful beaches make Aruba one of the most popular islands for beach volley ball. This is a great sport to play with friends just for fun. It is also a great sport to utilize as part of your workout regiment.