Melvin Jones Joins Caribbean Music Institute Orchestra for Special Collaboration in USVI

In continuing coverage, the Caribbean Music Institute Orchestra has a special collaboration last weekend in St. Thomas.

A multiple Grammy Award Winning trumpeter and musical director for Hollywood’s Tyler Perry performed with the 15-piece orchestra.

His name is Melvin Jones, and he jammed with major musical icons, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Patti Labelle.

And he recently spent time with the youth who performed, and shared the experience with USVI News.

And here’s a look at upcoming performances:

The Forum brings high quality live concerts and live screening of opera and theater to St. Thomas.

The 2021-2022 season will begin on October 16th with the Ritz Chamber Players and include seven live concerts, four live screenings of the Metropolitan Opera Performances, plus more.

We’ll keep you updated on these events and future classical and jazz opportunities for young local musicians.

  • October 16, 2021 The Ritz Chamber Players
  • October 28, 2021 Met Opera Live Screening
  • November 6, 2021 Dion Parson & 21st Century Band
  • December 2, 2021 National Theatre in London Live Screening
  • December 11, 2021 Brooklyn Ryder
  • January 6, 2022 Met Opera Live Screening
  • January 14-15, 2022 Water Island Festival
  • January 27th, 2022 National Theatre in London Live Screening