Dec 16, 2008

Estelle, Matisyahu, Robin Thicke for Jamaica Jazz & Blues '09

Urban Jewish musician, Matisyahu and UK’s current singing sensation Estelle are billed for next year’s highly anticipated staging of Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival.

Matisyahu and Estelle will be a featured part of 2009 festival which will include legendary performers such as Lionel Richie, Maxi Priest, Los Van Van and multi platinum Artist Robin Thicke.

The new branding of the event as the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival was endorsed by the Jamaica Tourist Board, which now assumes the Title sponsorship of the festival. The change has given the Jamaica brand prime placement, a move which is expected to aid in positioning Jamaica as a premier event destination.

Air Jamaica, original owner and promoter of the festival, remains committed to its partnership with the event, and will be the presenting sponsor for 2009.

The Festival, well known for its tradition of presenting a creative mix of musical genre on its worlds-class stage, will also feature the Cuban band, Los Van Van, whose music is a fusion of rock, funk, hip-hop, disco and Afro-Cuban sound.

There is no doubt that Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2009 will deliver all that is expected and more. The 40,000 plus patrons which attend the event over the three-day period is made up not only of Jamaicans, but also includes a wide range of visitors from the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. With the increased attention that is being paid in promoting the 2009 Festival internationally, it is expected that the number of visitors to the 2009 event will increase, a fact which the JTB feels will greatly assist in filling the 4,000 new rooms which will be available between the Montego Bay and Negril areas by January.


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