Entertainment at Northside Bistro USVI


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"Jazz Night"

Saturdays: 7 pm - 10 pm

Featuring: Louis Taylor on piano, Jerry Harris on vocals and Rhett Simmons on bass.


We're closed on Sundays. Most likely at the beach with family & friends!

Mondays & Tuesdays

Photo of Jazz musicians performing at Northside Bistro Restaurant Brewery in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

LOUIS B. TAYLOR, JR. on piano

Mondays & Tuesdays: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Louis B. Taylor, Jr.'s interest in music began at the early age of 8 years, when he realized that his grandfather, the late Ernest Spooner was the leader of the Bamboula Fungi Band. Seeing his grandfather making drums from goat skin and in particular, the detailed process of preparing the skin for the drums sparked his interest in percussions, (which piano is considered to be a percussion instrument).

His paternal grandfather, Bernard Taylor was also a musician, who was a member of the naval band playing the clarinet under the leadership of Alton A. Adams, Sr.

While at Central State University he played in the jazz ensemble and was a member of the concert chorale. After two years at Central State, Louis transferred to Tennessee State University, where he became the principal Pianist for the Jazz Ensemble. He also performed with smaller groups around the Nashville area. In 1975, Louis received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Tennessee State University.

Louis returned to the Virgin Islands in 1975 to pursue his musical career as a Teacher at the Joseph Gomez Elementary School. After 13 years at Joseph Gomez, he went on to teach at Bertha C. Boschulte Junior High School (BCB), and also taught music at the College of Virgin Islands (now the University of the of the Virgin Islands) for eight years. After six years at BCB, Louis went on to teach at the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School, where he retired.

Louis's vast musical experience has included playing with world renowned musicians such as Cab Calloway, Richie Cole, Norman Connors, Bobby Hutchinson and Gary Barths. Louis also opened for musical giants such as Melba Moore, Ellis Marcellis, Lou Rawls, Dave Brubeck, Isaac Hayes, David Sandborn, Joe Sample and most recently, Chaka Khan.

On the local level, Louis proudly boasts of his appearances with musical icons of the Virgin Islands such as Alwyn "Lad Richards" Richards, Ruben Lamotta, Rico Harrigan, Frankie Jarvis, Ruben Blyden, and Eddie Russell.

Throughout his musical career, Louis has influenced generations of Virgin Islands' youth, including Dian Parson, Ron Blake, Ruben Rogers, Rudolph Faulkner and Rashuan Ross, all of whom have become world renowned musicians.

During the Summer of 2010, Mr. Taylor directed the cultural music component of the We From UpStreet Quelbe Program. Over ten summer participants in this summer enrichment program were taught to play the ukulele and quelbe percussion instruments. Students were not only excited about learning the history and instruments of Quelbe, but more enthusiastic about the possibility of returning to the WEFIS After-school program to continue learning this musical genre.


Photo of Jazz musicians performing at Northside Bistro Restaurant Brewery in St. Thomas US Virgin Islands

PAUL DIRKS on guitar.

Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Paul Dirks is best known around the island as the Bass player for the Sun Kings, he actually has quite a surprising and varied musical resume. Paul has played guitar behind a Comedy troupe, bass in a Classic rock band and keyboard in a country band. Paul has also been involved with the Pistarkle Theater, played guitar for Jesus Christ Superstar and bass for Little Shop of Horrors. So when the opportunity arose to showcase his lead guitar abilities amid the beautiful ambiance of the North Side Bistro, he immediately welcomed the chance



Thursdays: 6:30 - 9:30 pm


ANDREW DOUGLAS on steel drum.

Fridays 6:30 - 9:30 pm

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