The Jazz Foundation located right on Vallarta’s malecon is the area’s newest jazz club. Its mission is to promote jazz and other genres of music to visitors and locals alike. The Jazz Foundation is a forum, a restaurant, a bar, a classroom and a stage all wrapped up into one amazing new Vallarta venue. And with a location right across the street from the ocean, going to listen to fabulous music there couldn’t be more attractive.
On Saturday, July 16th, The Jazz Foundation is featuring one of my all-time, favorite entertainers. International recording artist and singer, Dwight Blake will present his Memories of Motown show at 9 pm. With a smooth, sexy, sultry voice, Dwight masterfully communicates the music of great Motown artists like, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokie Robinson, The Temptations, Barry White and others. Dwight will also accompany himself on the piano throughout the evening.
Dwight Blake was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica in a little town called Rose Heights. He was raised by his mother and started singing in the church with junior and youth choirs and other groups. While attending high school, he realized he had a passion for the piano and at 17 years of age quickly learned to play and has been been playing ever since.
Dwight is very passionate about music and loves performing. He believes that music touches people’s hearts in so many ways and that there’s no boundary or limit to where music can take you. Dwight gained much of his early performance experience from playing and singing with different bands and genres of music in hotels and resorts in Jamaica, like the Sandals, Ritz Carlton, Ibero Star and Holiday Inn. While working on cruise ships with the Caribbean band, Real Vybes, he ventured into solo performances in lounges, singing with the show bands and doing theater shows with the production cast.
For the past few years, Dwight has performed as Headliner on cruise ships and in entertainment venues around the world. Dwight’s shows are incredibly popular with standing-room-only at many of his shows. He has a wide range vocally and is known for his versatility. Dwight performs pieces from the deep voiced Barry White to Luther Vandross and even Philip Bailey from Earth Wind and Fire. Even though he performs many ‘cover’ songs from other artists, he brings his own feel and passion to the music. Dwight lets each song become his own, and because of this, his performances are always well received by his audiences.
As an artist, Dwight receives tremendous inspiration from music and listens to all genres of singers, from which he has created his own style. Some of this inspiration comes from artists like, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonders, Luther Vandross and Al Jarreau!
Dwight Blake considers Puerto Vallarta his home base, but has toured the world as an extraordinarily accomplished singer and musician. From cruise ships to large arenas, Dwight is in high demand as an artist and his Memories of Motown is an exceptionally entertaining show.
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To find out more about Dwight Blake and his music, go to the ‘Dwight Blake fanpage’ on facebook where you’ll also find videos of Dwight performing.
To discover more about The Jazz Foundation, P.V.’s exciting new jazz club, find them on facebook or at www.jazzpv.com. For reservations or information, you can also reach them at tel# 322-113-0295.
Come out on Saturday, July 16th at 9 pm to The Jazz Foundation, located on Calle Allende, Puerto Vallarta Centro, and hear the fabulous sounds of Dwight Blake in Motown Memories. Tickets are only 100 pesos (if booked by Sunday, July 10th with promo code: wedding). This is a true entertainment value in an amazing location!