Just Between Us - An Evening of Music with Ruth Osman
If you haven’t heard Ruth Osman perform you’ve missed out on something quite special. Osman, a Guyanese singer, songwriter and flautist has been making her mark on the local music scene with a sound that has been described as ‘soulful’ and ‘jazzy’. Her performances, which usually comprise Jazz and Caribbean standards with some of her original pieces thrown into the mix, have drawn accolades from media and fans alike.
On June 2, Osman will be performing at the Trinidad Theatre Workshop in Belmont. The production, titled ‘Just Between Us – An Evening of Music with Ruth Osman’ is expected to be an intimate affair, an arrangement which the singer says she prefers.
“I’m really looking forward to being up close and personal with the audience,” Osman said. “We’ve got some new music and this concert is really an opportunity to share it in a setting that encourages interaction and personal engagement. I want to feel the people as they listen and I’m hoping that they’ll feel me.”
The singer will be performing alongside renowned Jazz guitarist, Theron Shaw, and promising young poet, Arianna Herbert.
“To me, Terry and Arianna represent opposite ends of the spectrum,” she said. Both are extremely talented, but where Terry has had the opportunity to become a master at his craft, Arianna is now starting out, so she brings that fresh youthful vibe. I’m excited to be working with them.”
Osman, herself, will be backed by a group of musicians with whom she has developed a unique acoustic sound. The band, under the musical direction and leadership of guitarist Marva Newton, has performed with her at a number of local events including last year’s Tobago Jazz Festival and this year’s Jazz Under the Stars.