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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Jazz in the Sun: Tickets now on sale for 2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

20% Discount for Tickets Purchased Before March 31,
Highlights Feature Outdoor Venues and Spectacular Performances

New York, NY (March 1, 2019) – Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center,which will showcase more than a dozen performances from world-renowned artists Sunday, May 4 through Sunday, May 12, 2019. Through a first-time, one-of-a-kind collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, the week-long festival features five Artists-In-Residence, some of the finest names in modern jazz, performing in intimate venues and public settings throughout Saint Lucia certain to attract guests from around the globe. Ticket prices begin at USD$40 per person and guests will receive a 20 percent discount if purchased before March 31. To purchase tickets, learn more about performances and find out about travel packages, go to www.stlucia.org/jazzfestival for details.

2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center events will be staged throughout Saint Lucia and promises to be more spectacular – and more intimate --  than ever. Distinct experiences include a gospel jazz brunch on Mother’s Day, jazz cruises under the stars, one-of-a-kind collaborations including performances by superstar vocalist Ledisi and jazz heavyweights Gregory Porter and Christian McBride, concerts in waterfront venues, open air performances with Saint Lucia’s landscape as a stunning backdrop and a special evening with students from the Saint Lucia School of Music. An example of the 15 performances includes:

  • An evening with Gregory Porter with special guest Ledisi, Somi: Songs of Protest & Memory, and Augustin ‘Jab’ Duplessis hosted by Christian McBride at The Ramp on Rodney Bay, May 9 at 8pm, $70
  • An evening with Ledisi in “Nina and Me”-- a tribute to Nina Simone with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Adonis Rose -- and “Straight Ahead” with Saint Lucian guitarist “Boo” Hinkson and Friends at The Ramp on Rodney Bay, May 10 at 8pm, $70
  • An evening with the Saint Lucia School of Music showcasing students, alumni, faculty and friends at IGY Rodney Bay Marina, May 9 at 7pm, $40
  • Dianne Reeves, Nubya Garcia and Emerson Nurse at The Ramp on Rodney Bay at 5 pm, $70
  • Catherine Russell’s “Harlem On My Mind”and Etienne Charles & Creole Soul featuring Melanie Charles at Gros Islet Park, May 10 at 8pm, $50
  • Christian McBride’s “Inside Straight”and Veronica Swift and Her Trio at Gros Islet Park, May 11 at 8pm, $50
  • Gospel Jazz Brunch with  two time Grammy Nominee The Baylor Project, Shirleyann Cyril Mayers and God's Anointed Music Ministry at Shangri-La, May 12 at noon, $80 includes brunch

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is renowned as the premier jazz festival in the Caribbean and the new Jazz at Lincoln Centerpartnershipbringsartists who have performed on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s season concerts, touring initiatives, and global outposts, as well as throughout Saint Lucia Jazz Festival’s 27-year history. Unique to the 2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is the unprecedented number of Artists-In-Residence who will call Saint Lucia their home away from home: Christian McBride, Ledisi, Etienne Charles, Russell Hall, and Patrick Bartley who will perform, collaborate, jam, and host concerts. Additionally, throughout the festival, the artists will conduct educational activites including master classes, professional development, and live performance collaborations with Saint Lucia School of Music students and local jazz artists.

Saint Lucia has been hosting a vibrant jazz festival annually since 1992. For more than 27 years, the festival has attracted visitors from around the world for events and concerts celebrating multiple forms of international, Saint Lucian and Caribbean jazz music. For more information, go to www.stlucia.org/jazzfestival.

With a rich history of annual music events for 27 years, the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival offers jazz events that attract visitors from across the globe. With week-long events at indoor and outdoor venues, the event celebrates international, Saint Lucian and Caribbean jazz. One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more at www.stlucia.org.

The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Robert J. Appel, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl. Please visit us at jazz.org; follow us on Twitter @jazzdotorg and Facebook; watch our free, global webcasts at jazz.org/live; and enjoy concerts, education programs, behind-the-scenes footage, programs and more at youtube.com/jazzatlincolncenter.


For U.S. press inquiries, please contact:
Zooey Tidal Jones
Director, Public Relations and External Communications
Jazz at Lincoln Center

Kathie Gonzalez
Senior Account Supervisor
Jennifer Maguire Communications & Public Relations / Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

For Canada press inquiries, please contact:
Andrew Ricketts
Head of Public Relations
TOTAL Public Relations / Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

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