Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, 2015

Hop onboard a Musical Journey with Global Artists

Jamaica is the choice destination for music lovers from around the world. The year 2015 will start on a melodious note with the globally renowned Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival. This event is set to blaze new trails with some of the most talented artists gathering for this annual extravaganza, now in its 19th edition. The much anticipated festival is set to attract music enthusiasts from 29th to 31st January, 2015 at Trelawny Stadium. The Jamaica Jazz and Blues will be all about connecting patrons to their inner fun self via musical performances that inspire, uplift and put people in a good mood. The three day festival will feature legendary international singers and music bands coming together at this blockbuster musical event filled with pure enthralling music.

Global Superstar Mariah Carey has been confirmed as the headline star for the annual festival. Her performance in Jazz and Blues will mark her Caribbean debut and is a major triumph for the world-renowned festival’s presentation. Mariah Carey is the best selling female artist of all time, logging more than 200 million records sold and 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 Singles, more than any solo artist in history. Her set list for Jamaica is expected to be an exciting mix of her biggest fan-favorite pop and dance hits along with her other critically acclaimed work.

Jamaica is in for a high impact performance from the R&B icon, Charlie Wilson who will also perform at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. This will mark his first appearance at one of most anticipated event on Jamaica’s music calendar. A seven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson has been critically-acclaimed around the world for his live performance. With a repertoire of countless hit songs, Jamaica Jazz and Blues audiences can expect to be taken on a thrilling journey by this musical maestro.

The mega-popular and chart-topping SOJA is also confirmed to perform at the festival, which will mark the bands first visit to Jamaica and its debut performance on the Reggae Island. SOJA is an 8-piece ensemble that blends reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and Hip-hop into sweet packages of music. SOJA’s massive popularity earned them the Bob Marley Entertainer of the Year Award from the International Reggae & World Music Awards 2014. SOJA’s live show is full of explosive energy, pure positive vibes and a message that inspires people.

MAGIC!, the band will also be a part of  the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. With a sound that distills Caribbean flavor and glistening melodies into an undeniably intoxicating musical potion, the band is expected to capture the hearts of Jamaican Jazz patrons with their fun, soulful and easy vibe.

The Jazz and Blues Festival has paved its way to become an important event recognized globally. Jamaica will be the go-to destination for all music lovers to experience the overwhelming feeling of being bonded together under the spell of music. The 19th Annual Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, 2015 will feature soulful music, with the   island’s picturesque setting as its backdrop and sumptuous Jamaican and international delicacies to be savored in its comfortable food court. Jamaica is a complete musical paradise where visitors can move to the soulful beats and experience the holiday of a lifetime.

About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2013. Also in 2013, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the seventh consecutive year. Additionally, the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was recognized as the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project while Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport. In Canada, Jamaica was voted the Favourite Honeymoon Destination by Travel Agents.

JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Delhi and Tokyo.

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitjamaica, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/visitjamaicanow, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/visitjamaica,  on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/myjamaica, or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/myjamaicajtb. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.

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