By Nathan Atiluk
The December 2016 edition of the Jazz Evenings with Johnnie Walker couldn’t have had a better artiste than guitarist Myko Ouma. In him, the organizers found the best act to close out another successful year.
The event started at 8:00pm with Ouma kicking straight into overdrive mode with his iconic single Flashback before jokingly announcing to the eager audience that he was only doing a sound test. The songs that followed next; Paradise, Aluru, Immortal, One day all showcased his mastery of the guitar, albeit in a laid back mode.
The audience at this point simply sat back while sipping at their Johnnie Walker cocktails and enjoying the sweet jazz sounds. He afterwards teamed up with Maurice Kirya to perform a couple of songs that included Maurice’s Never been loved. As usual, Maurice got the attention of the ladies.
Towards 10pm, Ouma upped the ante. His performance all of a sudden got everyone on their feet. Tekno’s Pana was followed by Wizkid’s Ojuelegba. Radio and Weasel’s Juicy juicy, APass and Lillian’s Memories had revelers rushing to Club Guvnor’s dance floor.
The Jazz Evening with Johhnie Walker has previously featured great artistes including Ernest Otim performing music off his Book of Groovation album, Kiracho Njoroge performing music off his Love is Spelled T.I.M.E album, Kaz Kasozi performing music off his Star Shift album, and Charmant Mushaga performing music off his African Love album.