Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2007 Celebrates its 10th Year with a Tribute to Reggae

December 13, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is back. This time, event organizers promise that this coming year’s festival will be the biggest so far since it is celebrating its tenth year. The upcoming Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2007 will be held on January 25 to 27, 2007 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Grammy-winning artists such as Michael Bolton, Kenny Rogers, and Christopher Cross are set to perform at the festival.

As part of the ten-year celebrations, the festival has added a special feature in the main event. Called The Art of Reggae, this additional feature is a special tribute performance honoring reggae music – the music native to Jamaica. World-renowned reggae artists like Shaggy, Wayne Wonder, Luciano, and Freddie MacGregor will spearhead the tribute performance.
Other artists scheduled to perform at the festival include Ne-Yo, Cyndi Lauper, Earth Wind and Fire, Roy Ayres, Pieces of a Dream, Monty Alexander – Jamaica’s own jazz legend, among many others.

In line with the organizers’ plan of staging a bigger and better event, the festival is being moved to the Aqueduct on Rose Hall in Montego Bay, instead of holding it at the driving range at the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course. Satellite concerts by the winners of the recently concluded Jazz Fest Quest – a regional US talent competition for unknown jazz, blues, Latin, and reggae musicians – will also be held at various locations in Montego Bay prior to the major event.

The Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is considered as the premier entertainment showcase in Jamaica. Over the past years, it had bear witness to incredible performances by international artists such as Alicia Keys, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, James Ingram, Air Supply, George Benson, and Patti Labelle.

Avid fans of reggae, jazz, and blues can fly to Jamaica this January and watch the gathering of international talents for a series of jamming sessions. Those looking for accommodations can check out Royal Reef Hotel. This warm and casual hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica offers comfortable rooms at affordable rates.

For online reservations, visitors can visit their website at: