Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jazz & Blues Fest draws top performers

The slate of artist continue to be filled and artists slotted in the lead up to next year’s Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival: The Art of Music, set for the Aqueduct in the friendly city of Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The OFFBEAT can say with a measure of sureness that legendary R&B/Jazz diva Diana Ross will headline Saturday night, January 26th, 2008, R&B/Actress Jill Scott on Friday, January 25th and R&B/Jazz performer Anita Baker will head up an All-Jazz Thursday 24th. Well, that’s according to the festival website

Other acts indicated for the big event including American Blues musician Taj Mahal, R&B singer Billy Ocean, South African trumpeter singer Hugh Masekela, Jamaican pianist extraordinaire Marjorie Whyle, soul musician Ryan Shaw, NYC based Latin band Yerba Buena, Montreal teenaged singing sensation Nikki Yanofsky, and the rejuvenated Jamaican reggae band Chalice.

The festival takes place in Montego Bay, Jamaica from Thursday, January 24th to Saturday, January 26th 2008.

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