A Taste Of St Lucia Jazz


The Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) gave Trinidad and Tobago a taste of the 2016 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts this week as they announced the 25th edition of their annual festival at the National Museum and Art Gallery in Port of Spain. The theme for this year’s festival will be, ‘An Unforgettable Journey’.

The internationally acclaimed, musical and cultural event, will take place in St Lucia from the April 29th to May 8th, with the island hosting a multitude of regional and international artists for the festivities. In 2016 the festival marks its 25th anniversary and the SLTB promises a spectacular line up to mark the occasion since.

SLTB Special Events Manager, Dhalia Guard, said that it will be “ten days of nonstop jazz, fun and partying”. Guard highlighted that the Jazz Festival is a national event in St. Lucia, and that events will be taking place throughout the island during the grand spectacle.

The line up for the 2016 St Lucia Jazz Festival includes:

  • Shaggy
  • George Benson
  • Irvin ‘Ace’ Loctar
  • Kassav
  • Joey Alexander
  • Chris Standring
  • BWB  - Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum, Norman Brown
  • Teddyson John
  • Donald Harrison
  • Brian Lynch
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson
  • Omi
  • Air Supply

Also included in the line up will be the headliner for the Festival, Grammy Award Winner, Marc Anthony, as well as many other artists.

The crowd at the National Museum and Art Gallery were given a taste of what was to come, with performances coming from Dean Williams and the Band, Llettesha Sylvester and Teddyson John. 

“I totally enjoyed the event,” said satisfied spectator, “I was a little wowed by the line up that I was seeing for 2016 for St. Lucia Jazz, I’ve never been but I’ve heard about it.”

“I love the ambiance and love the fact that they say it is the St. Lucia Jazz and Arts and here it is that you have a combination of Jazz music as well as being surrounded by beautiful art,” said another.

It seems that ‘A Taste of St Lucia Jazz’ was indeed a wonderful evening.  The event did not disappoint in delivering the message that the  25th Annual St Lucia Jazz Festival will be one to remember.


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