The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival takes place on January 26-28, 2012, at the Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny, Montego Bay, Jamaica. The festival, a favorite on the international jazz event circuit, will celebrate its sixteenth edition this year. It will also be the first major event to commemorate Jamaica’s 50th year of independence.
The 2012 line-up will includes multiple award winning Celine Dion, who will perform for the first time in the Caribbean [see previous post Celine Dion To Play Jamaica Jazz & Blues Fest — Singer Has Surprisingly Rabid Local Following]. The amazing list of artists includes Assassin, the Grammy-award winning Cee Lo Green, Earl Klugh, Richard Stephenson and Gentleman, Destra Garcia, Nicole Henry, Jully Black, Tessanne and Tami Chynn, Shaggy, Heads of State, Damian and Ky-Mani Marley, Christopher Martin, Half Pint, AJ Brown, and Lloyd Parks and We the People Band, among others.
For more information, see http://www.itzcaribbean.com/jazz_festival_jamaica.php and the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival site at http://jamaicajazzandblues.com/