Monday, October 25, 2010
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival takes Gleaner Honour Awards, the CEO responds
Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, formerly Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, takes the Jamaican Gleaner Honour Award 2010 in the category of Entertainment. From scores of nominees, the award is given annually to individuals and organisations that have made a difference by positively enhancing Jamaica's quality of life.
Since 1996, the festival has brought thousands of tourists to the Jamaican north coast and January 2010 staging in a new venue, the Trelawny Multi-purpose stadium, attracted over 20,000 patrons over three days. From Ziggy Marley and George Benson at its first staging, Al Jarreau, Anita Baker, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Ritchie in between, to Babyface, Gladys Knight in 2010 the festival has featured well over 100international and local stars.
Big names are being eyed as Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates its 15th anniversary January 23 -29, 2011.