The headline act at the 2011 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will be award winning Maroon 5. The 15 aniversary of the music festival will be held from January 23 – 29, 2011 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in Montego Bay.
“The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival has a special aura to it, unlike any other event with which I have been associated. It is a combination of the musicians, the people, the setting and the infectious vibe of Jamaica that creates an almost surreal experience for anyone who attends. I am looking forward to this 15th anniversary event in Jamaica and have assembled a top quality lineup that is sure to please our patrons,” stated Walter Elmore, CEO of TurnKey Productions.
Other confirmed artistes includes, The five-brother singing group Tavares ,Drummer, producer, and composer Paul Peress , Brenda Russell, SWV. Singer/songwriter/producer Laura Izibor and Jamaica’s own Diana King.
“In securing such a high-profile act, we are enthusiastic about the growth prospects for this major festival, which has boosted visitor bookings significantly,” said Jamaica’s Director of Tourism John Lynch. “It’s a great time to be in Jamaica. The festival now runs a full week, so visitors have an opportunity to experience the diversity of our attractions and cuisine while enjoying a great music event in a fun and relaxed setting.”