“Jazz is for all” says LIME as St. Lu­cia Jazz 2015 Kicks Off!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

LIME has once again stepped up as a spon­sor of the St. Lu­cia Jazz & Arts Fes­ti­val by con­tin­u­ing its sup­port of var­i­ous com­mu­nity events and ini­tia­tives.

Fond d’Or Jazz, Jazz on the Square, Sir Arthur Lewis Com­mu­nity Col­lege Jazz and Jazz at Blue Coral Mall are some of the events re­ceiv­ing spon­sor­ship sup­port from St. Lu­cia’s lead­ing telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions provider. LIME is con­tribut­ing cash and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions as­sis­tance to all four events, in­clud­ing wire­less (Wi-Fi) In­ter­net ac­cess at venues, tents and ISDN lines to fa­cil­i­tate live ra­dio broad­cast of the mu­si­cal per­for­mances, along with other forms of tech­ni­cal sup­port. LIME is also as­sist­ing with ad­ver­tis­ing by way of free pro­mo­tional air­time on the com­pany’s ra­dio pro­grammes and will be re­ward­ing pa­trons with free LIME-branded giveaways. LIME’s over­all con­tri­bu­tion to the fes­ti­val this year is val­ued at over $60,000.

LIME’s su­per­fast 4G net­work will en­able its mo­bile cus­tomers to cap­ture the shows’ mem­o­rable mo­ments with their mo­bile videos and cam­eras, and surf the web at blaz­ing speeds.

“We are proud of the re­la­tion­ships we have forged with the pro­duc­ers of th­ese many Jazz events over the years,” said LIME Mar­ket­ing & Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Ex­ec­u­tive, Shar­lene Jn. Bap­tiste. “As the orig­i­nal spon­sor of St. Lu­cia Jazz Fes­ti­val, we de­cided that for the fes­ti­val to truly achieve its goal of bring­ing Jazz to St. Lu­cia, we needed to shift our in­vest­ment to events that brought Jazz to St. Lu­cians not just at Pi­geon Is­land or the north of the is­land, but to our com­mu­ni­ties. We wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to in­vest fur­ther in an event that we’ve had the plea­sure of sup­port­ing for the past two decades. This year’s fringe events of­fer an eclec­tic mix of lo­cal, re­gional, and in­ter­na­tional per­form­ers all of whom are sure to pro­vide the pa­trons with a mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ence in a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere.”

Fond d’Or Jazz is sched­uled for Satur­day, May 2 at the Fond d’Or Na­ture and Her­itage Park in the Den­nery Val­ley. Cre­ole sen­sa­tions, Zouk Ma­chine of Guade­loupe and Carimi of Haiti will be head­lin­ing the show. St. Lu­cian star mu­si­cians Eva Lu­cian Band, Avot Servis and Miste En Lo­cal will also be per­form­ing. Early bird tick­ets cost EC$80; at the door costs EC$100. Ad­mis­sion for chil­dren un­der 12 is free. The show starts at 7:00 pm.

Jazz on the Square, sched­uled for Wed­nes­day May 6 – Fri­day, May 8 at the Derek Wal­cott Square will fea­ture, among oth­ers, Monty Maxwell, Ron­ald “Boo” Hink­son and Sonde of Cayenn, the lo­cal band Ken­son Hyp­polyte & Soul 2 Soul, Trinida­dian steel-pan vir­tu­oso Ken “Pro­fes­sor” Philmore, Zouk & the Gang from Guade­loupe and many more. All the shows are free and open to the public.

Jazz at Blue Coral Mall is sched­uled for Mon­day May 4 and fea­tures Emer­son Nurse and Friends. The show is free and starts at 7:00 pm.

A free show at Sir Arthur Com­mu­nity Col­lege was held on Fri­day, April 24 in the col­lege grounds fea­tur­ing per­for­mances by SALCC stu­dents and a host of other tal­ented stu­dent per­form­ers from Ed­u­ca­tional Dis­trict Four.

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