Tropical Traveller Magazine - - ISLANDEVENTS -

Grammy Award-win­ning Amer­i­can R&B singer, Maxwell, and Jamaican, Tes­sanne Chin, the sea­son 5 win­ner of Amer­i­can re­al­ity singing com­pe­ti­tion, “The Voice” and leg­endary funk/soul band The Com­modores are among the A-list per­form­ers on this year’s Saint Lu­cia Jazz & Arts Fes­ti­val.

The 12-day event which runs from April 30 to May 11 this year, is ex­pected to at­tract thou­sands of mu­sic lovers to the his­toric Pi­geon Is­land Na­tional Land­mark, where main stage events will un­fold.

Other per­for­mances will fea­ture the Cuban Grammy-nom­i­nated Omar Sosa Quin­tet and three-time Grammy win­ner Amer­i­can jazz singer-song­writer, Dee Dee Bridge­wa­ter, who is also a Tony Award-win­ning stage ac­tress. Amer­i­can R&B soul singer, song­writer and pro­ducer Kem will per­form as will Puerto Ri­can Grammy and Latin Grammy win­ner Elvis Cre­spo whose smash hit ‘Suave­mente’ has be­come an an­them for Latin mu­sic. Caribbean tal­ent is also in­cluded with per­for­mances from Trinidad’s Al­ter­na­tive Quar­tet and Saint Lu­cian heart­throb Ted­dyson John along with Ali­son Hinds of Bar­ba­dos and Jamaican reg­gae and dance­hall legend Bar­ring­ton Levy.

Other mu­si­cal vir­tu­osos form­ing the 2014 line-up in­clude Jamaican pi­anist Monty Alexan­der, Saint Lu­cian Expo fea­tur­ing the up and com­ing tal­ents of Michael Robin­son and Ane­sha An­toine, and funky jazz & blues band Blue Mango fea­tur­ing Emi­line Michel & James Ger­main.

The fes­ti­val is pre­sented by the Saint Lu­cia Tourist Board and is sup­ported by plat­inum spon­sor Dig­i­cel along with other gold, sil­ver, bronze and col­lat­eral spon­sors. Visit stlu­ci­a­jazz. org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Ja­maica's hottest voice, Tes­sanne Chin, sure to be a hot ticket!

Grammy win­ner and Jazz legend

Dee Dee Bridge­wa­ter

Elvis Cre­spo

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