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JAMAICA JAZZ & BLUES KICKS OFF THREE GLORIOUS NIGHTS OF MUSICAL MELTDOWN!

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Kicks Off Three Glorious Nights of Musical Meltdown


Come Thursday, January 30 when the 18th staging of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival kicks off, until it ends on Saturday, February 1, there will be three glorious nights of musical meltdown on a single stage in Jamaica, in a show that promises to be one of the best yet at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium

A night when reggae meets jazz, Thursday night has been dubbed ‘Jamaica Night’ since Jamaica’s Golden Jubilee two years ago. Fast gaining a reputation for turning out some of the finest local acts, Jamaica Night will see performances by the inimitable Marcia Griffiths and Friends, in celebration of her 50th anniversary in music.

 

Not to be missed is The Other Side of Moses Davis; Chronixx, Chalice; Christopher Martin, Leba and Bryan Art to round out a stellar line-up. ‘Jazzers’ have seen the metamorphosis of Lady Saw, to Marion Hall, in a performance that still has them talking.  Now it’s time to experience The Other Side of Moses Davis.

 

One of dancehall’s most versatile acts, there is hardly a territory that this man has not charted with his long list of hits spanning the bruising Man Fi Have Nuff Gal to the more endearing Girls Dem Sugar with American pop star Mya.  Moses can work a good dancehall beat just as well as he rocks the jazzy jam he did some years ago with Man Fi Have Nuff Gal. “It’s going to be a marvellous show because Moses Davis is Beenie Man, and Beenie Man is Moses Davis, so all we have to do is tweak the music,” he hinted to fans.

 

Without giving away too much, he said, “We coming with the older hits.  We performing songs from ’93 to 2001,” showing off his huge catalog.  “Anything after that, the fans will have to request,” the veteran said. Excited about his maiden Jazz appearance, he said, “The reason why I’ve never performed at Jazz & Blues is, I use January as my vacation month but it’s a show that I always attend.  I look forward to it every year.”

 

What can we say about the iconic figure that is Marcia Griffiths?  After 50 years in the business and years after declaring I Shall Sing, the timeless ‘queen of reggae’ is still gracing stages fusing her mellow tones with the more mature as well as the young, as she did some years ago the  cover of All My Life featuring.

 

In a salute befitting a queen, Jamaica Jazz & Blues will recognize this musical giant for her 50 years of helping to shape the Jamaican musical landscape.

 

The show, which will be staged from Thursday, January 30 to Saturday, February 1, will also feature Beres Hammond, Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, Aaron Neville Christal Gayle and The O’Jays.

 

Ticket prices for Thursday Night’s show are General – US$50.00 and VIP – US$120.00 available online at outlets across the island.

The event is sponsored by The Jamaica Tourist Board, Flow, Consumer Brands Ltd. Seaboard Marine, Knutsford Express, Jamaica Observer, Courts and Intelligent Multimedia and many more.

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