Third World & Dean Fraser Rock at Jazz on the Bay


By: Janice Dayle
Photo by: Dreamy Riley


Reggae icons Third World and Dean Fraser had crowds in a frenzy on November 26 at the City of Miami production - Jazz on the Bay Brunch. Joined by the equally celebrated and outstanding Winston "Merritone" Blake and Earl Grey, these life long hit makers and crowd thrillers afforded organisers and sponsors immense success as they blazed the Peacock Park Coconut Grove with hit after hit.

Pleased with their overwhelming success, Third World Band members expressed their delight at having such longevity in the Reggae music business. "We have just celebrated 33 years in the business and 2006 was the busiest," Bunny Rugs said. Recently back from a European tour that stopped in Australia and Japan, Third World is performing throughout the United States for four weeks. Every weekend they have been taking their electrifying music to different islands - as there is just no slowing down their stimulating sound.

Bunny Rugs spoke in praise of all Reggae musicianship and in making specific reference to modern controversial lyrical content he said, "Different audiences like different things." In his view the business of music hasn't changed over the years, but rather grown to match an ever evolving world of artists, music and fans.

Jazz on The Bay audiences were served an exciting repertoire by Third World that included a tribute to Bob Marley with a few of his hits. Eternal number one Third World songs, "Now that We Found Love" and "Committed" gained tumultuous applause.

"Artist appeal determined our selection for this show," Garfield Price, of Infinite Market stated. Being one of the elated sponsors, Price projects there will be more joint promotions with the City in the future.

Celebrities sighted at the production included, Jamaica Consul General, the Honourable Ricardo Alicock, Shottas star, Paul Campbell and Kenyatta.