Jamaican Grammy-nominated pianist Monty Alexander and his band The Monty Alexander Trio will pay tribute to his compatriot Ernie Ranglin on April 18 at the Miramar Cultural Center. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Ranglin, a master guitarist, will be honored at the show.
Alexander and Ranglin share a special friendship. They have recorded several albums together and worked as studio musicians in the then developing Jamaican music scene in the early 1950s.
Since then, their musical paths have crossed on several occasions as both, rated among the best in the world, have ascended to the pinnacle of their craft.
“We want to show Ernie Ranglin some love and let him know how much we treasure him and his contribution to Jamaica’s music,” Eddy Edwards, chief executive officer of Riddims Marketing, Inc., who has partnered with the Miramar Cultural Center to present the Monty Alexander Concert, noted in a press release to promote the event.
“The moment we mentioned the idea to honor Ernie to Monty, he was all in. We think there is no better way to show appreciation to Ernie since his recent retirement.”
For ticket information to the concert, visit www.miramarculturalcenter.org or call the Miramar Cultural Center box office at 305-602-4500.