This years Jamaica Jazz and Blues was a event not to be missed! But for those of you that could not attend here are a few highlights;
This years festival was from January 24 – Janaury 30 and it was held at a new location as well. Prior festivals have been held at Iberostar Rose Hall in Montego Bay, but this year’s event brought a few locations.
There were preludes events on Sunday January 24th at Jamaica Pegasus Hotel which festured: Roy Ayers and Tony Greene.
Monday January 25th brought us Jamming in Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel in Ocho Rios featuring: Maxi Priest, Joe Roy Jackson and Roy Ayers
Wednesday January 27th we were Groovin at Iberostar in Montego Bay featuring: Jon Secada
and then of course… the main events started off with a bang heard across the island…
Held at Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny Jamaica, the gates opened at 4:30pm, the Talent Stage started at 5pm and the action started on the Main Stage at 6pm
The artists for Thursday January 28th featured: The Whispers, Joss Stone, Monty Alexander, Joe Roy Jackson, Cherine Anderson and to top off the night with Babyface!
The artists for Friday January 29th featured: Robin Banks, Machel Montano, Billy Ocean, The Queen Project -showcasing – Tamia, Kelly Price & Debora Cox and to round out the evening , Erykah Badu!
The final night Saturday January 30th featured: Jon Secada, Marion Hall, Third World, Hall & Oates and the Diva for the evening Ms Gladys Knight!
Those with VIP seating had the added benefits of parking on the site and much closer access to the stage, easy access to the cash bar and restaurant during the days of the festival.
The Art of Music was alive and well during the week of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival.
Make plans now to be there next year (2011) for a week guranteed to be a wonderful week spent in paradise, Jamaica!
Once you Go, You Know!!!