A group of Italian electrical material wholesalers, IMEP, came to the island as guests of the Holiday Inn Sunspree. During their stay here they experienced a number of premier establishments including Mr Jazz by Chucho Valdes, the new supper-club at Paseo Herencia and fell in love with the combination of cool Jazz and gourmet dining, as presented at their Serata di Arrivederci.
House band members, some of the BEST musicians on the island were the handsome Martin Buitenberg, on guitar, the elegant Delbert Bernabela, on sax, the passionate Angelo Kock, on piano, the dynamic Eric Jan Eman on bass and drummer extraordinaire, Jeremy Bonarriva, also the musical director.
Their first set over cocktails and delightful three course dinner presented by Italian master chef Vittorio Muscariello teased the VIPs appetites with classic jazz, while the second set, set the visitors ablaze with singer Jairo Boekhoudt dishing out pop hits and jazzy contemporary compositions.
Pictured here the lucky Italians, well fed – Tortino di Melanzane, chased by American Steak and Torta Millefoglie, and well serenaded, basking in music, at Mr Jazz, living it up in Aruba.
The same band plays Tuesdays & Wednesday says Boekhoudt, also the Sales & Marketing Director of Mr.Jazz By Chucho Valdes. Next week Thursday, Mr Jazz is introducing a bigger band and singer Tony Marshall, a Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin specialist. Fridays and Saturdays the Carlos Bislip quartet entertains during the first two sets and later the fabulous Bilongo spin salsa and Latin music to the wee hours.