It was a night to remember when The Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN) took people on a magical music ride with “Speechless – A Musical Adventure”!
The audience experienced a heart pumping, finger snapping, musical adventure night with jazz masters like Tee Mac, Bright Gain, The Venus Bushfires, Victor Ademofe, Olufunmi and Jerry Omole as they took them on an unforgettable journey of music and sounds…
The Venus Bushfires opened the show with her unusual yet captivating brand of music, which took people back to old beautiful memories of Africa.
Olufunmi, a gospel artiste with deep strong roots in Jazz led people back to the history of Jazz and how it started in America and evolved through the years. Now what made this performance thoroughly enjoyable was that as she introduces each artiste that had influenced Jazz at their time, she immediately proceed to sing and mimick their style of jazz and vocals. She even performed Louis Armstrong ‘s “What A Wonderful World” in his gruff voice! She was accompanied in beats by SPAN’s music band.
Then came the Multitalented Victor Ademofe on stage and got a thunderous standing ovation with his expertise on both the trumpet and the konga drums.
Jerry Ademofe got the audience moving to his music with the saxophone, playing recognizable Jazz people identified with.
Jazz musician and SPAN’s head of Academy, Music and Contemporary jazz, Bright Gain also performed with the guitar.
Closing the show was Tee Mac, the Jazz Master himself who played amazing music with the flute and got people reminiscing.