Jamaica has a long tradition of involvement with classical music, which is as strong to-day as it ever was. Many of Jamaica's classical musicians have achieved an international reputation and these pages will concentrate initially on them. There will also be some emphasis on those who have pursued their careers chiefly in Jamaica.
. . . and more to come!
I should point out that my interest in these musicians is chiefly that of an historian, so I apologize for any errors in the musical field!
1743 Samuel Felsted born; died 1802
1852 Frederic H. Cowen born; died 1935
1885 H. St. Nicholas Cartier born; died [date unknown]
1909 John Lyon born; died [date unknown]
1927 Don Shirley born
1929 Noel DaCosta born; died 2002
1933 Oswald Russell born; died 2012
1944 Nerine Barrett born
1946 Willard White born
1949 Eleanor Alberga born
Curtis Watson born
1951 David Johns born
. . . nearly 35,000 visitors viewed over 325,000 pages in a decade on another site I had set up about these musicians.