The Line Up 2014

Barbara Cadet

Saxophonist, Composer, Vocalist

A former head of the Woodwind Department at the St. Lucia School of Music, Barbara studied music in England where she was born and lived for some time. With her roots in Saint Lucia, and clearly destined to music, Barbara is an undisputed heavyweight in the industry in the Caribbean.

She has lectured on Caribbean music at the University of Miami and her musical collaborations and experimentations are several and legendary. She has performed throughout the Caribbean Jazz circuit - Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba, Grenada, Barbados, Guadeloupe, Cayenne and Jamaica, and has opened for Tanya Maria, Patti La Belle, Anita Baker and Spyro Gyra, among several others over the 20 year span of Saint Lucia Jazz.

Her unique vocal attributes have impressed no less than Ellis Marsalis, and she has had the honour of exchanging notes with the likes of McCoy Tyner and the legendary Denis Chambers.

Back at home base, Barbara creates music in her own recording studio by day and performs with her contemporary Jazz Quintet by night. In February 2004, Barbara was awarded the St. Lucia Medal of Merit (Gold) for her long and meritorious service in the field of music. Her solo saxophone album "THE ROMANCE" was released in 2006. A year later she released "INDIGINOUSLY YOUR'S" a tribute to the folk music of St. Lucia with a contemporary twist. Her third full length commercial CD, Define This! is one for genuine aficionados and collectors of the genre, more so as the work of one of the Caribbean's few successful and recognized Female Jazz Apostles.