Jazz by the terrace
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo:
Before one has the chance to get accustomed to it, the end of the
month looms near, bringing with it the pressure caused by a multitude of
month end duties. Recognizing this, the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
schedules a relaxing night of jazz at the hotel towards the end of every
month. Set up by their infinity pool and overlooking the Beira Lake,
stars sparkling above, any form of stress is bound to be forgotten for
The Jazz festival
Two bands, Revel Crake & Co and the Trans Jazz Quartet will take
turns in delivering soothing jazz sounds to the listenersí ears. Gavin
Sen on saxophone, Alston Joachim on bass and electric guitar, Shiraz
Noor Amit on drums and Dilrukshi Sirimanne on keyboards and vocals
comprise the blend of talent that make up the Trans Jazz Quartet.
Meanwhile, Revel Crake & Co. features Rodney Van Heer on saxophone,
Revel Crake on guitar, Ray Gomes on bass and Christopher Prins on drums.
They will go as far back as the era of Nat King Cole, and cover hits
from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Diana Krall,
Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, George Gershwin, Billy
Strayhorn, Chic Corea, Sadao Watanabe, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour and
Larry Carlton and other such greats.
The Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo will introduce a special menu and
action stations in keeping with the feel of the evening on August 20.
The festival start at 7:30 and will go on till 11:00pm. No entrance
fee will be charged, itís just a free flow of music on a cool Friday
evening where you pay for just what you order. It is advisable to make a
prior reservation to avoid disappointment.