Jeff Whittaker’s credentials as a community arts organiser are rare, and possibly unique. In the first place, he was one of the first workers in this field. As early as 1963 he set up and operated Afro-Caribbean Cultural Centre in Cambridge, where artists and performers could develop their work. At that time there were no established channel through which to organise such an enterprise, and little in the way of public understanding or support. Jeff himself had no training in arts administration, either, but it soon became obvious to those who observed this early effort that he had and usual talent for the job. This showed itself in his impressive tenacity and infectious enthusiasm – qualities which have distinguished his work ever since.
Love the One You are With ( Steven Stills Solo Album)
JoJoLo ( Akido)
We have come (Akido)
Zulu Gone West (The Case of the Blues)
TheCase (The Case of the Blues)
Apart from my love for a wide variety of music from Jazz to Classical en route through Caribbean traditional folk music I have an interest in fine art.
A similar event was hosted by the Commonwealth Institute in London, at this event the artists exhibiting were primarily from the Caribbean.
Peter Green returned to the scene
Children of the world, the music comes to mind when I think of "Man Of The World" by Peter Green. I first met Peter in a West-end Studio when we were guests to The Gass band.
The following month we worked with Greg Brown, Pete Barden, Reg Isidore and Gus Isidore; playing around London until we put Kolors featuring Peter Green together.
Two tracks from Toots Sweet are available online to listen to: