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More on St. Lucia Jazz Festival

Postby KarenS » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:14 am

Recently reported in All About Jazz: "Nancy Wilson, Freddy Cole, Ciara, Al Green, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Seal, Poncho Sanchez and Others Scheduled to Perform: BET J and the St. Lucia Tourist Board will present a stellar and diversified line-up of music for the 15th Annual St. Lucia Jazz, scheduled for May 5-14, 2006. Considered the 'best party in the Caribbean,' St. Lucia Jazz attracts over 10,000 visitors a year. The festival will showcase over a dozen performances at a variety of venues around the island known for its natural beauty and friendly people.

St. Lucia Jazz will feature multiple shows daily on beautiful Pigeon Island. Unique to St. Lucia Jazz are the “fringe” events--activities that provide an opportunity for travelers to experience the entire island and its culture, along with musical performances.

The confirmed line-up to date for St. Lucia Jazz 2006 includes: jazz vocal legends Nancy Wilson and Freddy Cole; Jazz Guitar Trio featuring Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, Michael Boothman and Stanley Jordan; Jazz Project featuring Everette Harp, Omar Hakim, Nelson Rangel, Morris Pleasure and others; Bajan dancehall-pop sensation Rihanna; jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett; R&B-Gospel great Al Green; Latin jazz conguero-bandleader Poncho Sanchez; R&B artists Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Ciara; pop superstar Seal; and St. Lucian female group Sisterhood.

A program that will preview the 2006 St. Lucia Jazz will air on BET and BET J on the following dates (all times are ET):

BET - March 22 at 2am
BET J - March 11, 25; April 8, 22 at 1pm, 8pm, 1am - followed by Inntimate Inns of St. Lucia

For more information and tickets, visit the official St. Lucia Jazz Web site at, or contact the St. Lucia Tourist Board toll-free (888) 4-ST-LUCIA. Information on St. Lucia is also available online at, the official site of the St. Lucia Tourist Board."
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..and more on the Jazz Festival

Postby KarenS » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:40 am

As reported in Cayman NetNews: "CASTRIES, St Lucia: Trinidad and Tobago's soca star Machel Montano, who dominated the 2006 Trinidad and Tobago carnival, and Jamaica reggae group T.O.K. are now in the line-up of the world famous St Lucia Jazz.

Add these outstanding Caribbean musical acts to Britain's Seal, Babyface, Nancy Wilson, Poncho Sanchez, the Reverend Al Green, Freddy Cole, Kenny Garrett, Ciara, and Rihanna, and St Lucia Jazz should have a crystal anniversary to remember when the music starts from May 5-14, 2006.

But there's even more on the menu. Organizers have disclosed that the Jazz Guitar Trio, featuring St Lucia's Boo Hinkson, Michael Boothman and Stanley Jordan; St Lucian group Sisterhood; and the Jazz Project featuring Everette Harp, Omar Hakim, Nelson Rangel and Morris Pleasure will also perform at this year's event.

'We're excited,' said native St Lucian Cybelle Brown, Vice President for Sales and Marketing for BET Event Productions and for BET Digital Networks, whose network produces and promotes the festival in concert with the St. Lucia Tourist Board.

'2006 St Lucia Jazz is going to be another great event, capping 15 years of dynamic performances and the promotion of St Lucia's vibrant culture and unspoiled charm,' she said.

Brown disclosed that a preview show, hosted by actress Kim Fields and showcasing the wonders of St Lucia, was currently on rotation on BET J. Upcoming air dates are on March 18, April 1, April 22 and April 29, to be aired each day at 1 p.m., 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. (the following morning). The show airs on BET on March 19 at 10:30 p.m. and March 22 at 2 a.m. (All times are Eastern).

Highlights of 2005 St Lucia Jazz are scheduled for airing on BET on April 12 at 2 a.m., and on BET J on March 25, April 8 and May 6 at 1 p.m., 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. (the following morning).

Since its establishment in 1992, St Lucia Jazz has grown in magnitude and stature to become one of the preeminent Jazz festivals in the world, featuring multiple shows daily, ranging from acoustic, to new age and straight-ahead jazz, soul, fusion and R & B.

Unique to the festival are its 'fringe' events, which are held in a variety of locations and venues around the island. For more information and updates about St Lucia Jazz, visit
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