Jazz 2017 Closes, Roots & Soul Next
The curtains came down on Saint Lucia Jazz 2017 at Pigeon Island on Sunday May 14 with a stellar performance by Grammy awardwinning singer and actress Vanessa Williams.
Vanessa bared her soul to the faithful at Pigeon Island, speaking candidly about how she bounced back after being stripped of the Miss America title by turning to music and acting to show the world what she's made of.
Her set was a tapestry of some of her best known hits like Dreaming, Sweetest Days, Love Breaks Your Heart (Beverly Hills 90210 soundtrack), and Colours of the Wind from the Disney film Pocahontas – which won a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and a Grammy for Best Original Song.
She performed a couple of classics like Raining All the Time by Lena Horne, and Everlasting Love by Chaka Khan, whom she said she idolized, as an aspiring singer/performer. Not surprisingly, she 'Saved the Best for Last', much to the delight of the fans who wanted more. She obliged with I Got Work To Do and I Bet You Never. Vanessa ended with a Latin dance, thanking patrons for all the love and energy.
Rachel Ferrell gave a somewhat cathartic performance which centred on the worth and dignity of a woman. Sunday was Mothers' Day and her message resonated with the women in the audience. She did a Neo Soul number entitled Sister, and sang Happy Mothers' Day
GOVERNMENT OF SAINT LUCIA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, URBAN RENEWAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
The concert pulled a crowd to Pigeon Island.