Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Organizers On U.S. “Quest” For New Talent

NEW YORK, N.Y., Mon. Oct. 30, 2006: Producers of the 2007 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival are on a quest to find the best undiscovered jazz, blues, Latin, and reggae musicians across the U.S.

In an effort to find the next Wynton Marsalis, BB King or Bob Marley, producers will host four Jazz Fest Quest talent competitions in Atlanta, New York, South Florida and Washington D.C. next month.

Each Jazz Fest Quest will feature a one-night-only talent showcase, where top music industry judges along with the audience will get to determine the winner.

Four independent entertainment industry experts along with media professionals will serve as judges for the Jazz Fest Quest, and with the audience serving as the fifth judge, the performers will have to “do what it takes” to impress them.

The Quest gets underway on November 1 at the Legends Café in Hollywood, Florida, 2029 E Harrison Street from 7 p.m. It continues on Nov. 3rd at Crossroads, 4103 Baltimore Avenue in Bladensburg, Maryland and on November 8th, producers make their way to the ‘Big Apple’ for performances at the Harlem Grill, 2247 Seventh Avenue, (Corner 132nd St.) in NYC. The final Quest will be held on Nov. 17th at the Apache Café, 64 Third Street, NW, in Atlanta, GA.

Interested contestants can contact the venue closest to their city to secure a performance spot.

The best act winning an all-expenses paid trip to perform live in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the prestigious festival from Jan. 25-27, 2007 and a chance to be discovered. For more log on to:

Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is a Turn Key Production and has been running continuously for the past ten years. Sponsors include Air Jamaica, The Jamaica Tourist Board, American Express, Digicel, NCB Bank of Jamaica, Half-Moon Resort, Coral Cliff Hotel, Holiday Inn, JAMPRO, BET Jazz, Ocean Spray, Heineken Beer, Wata, Supreme Ventures, AnBell and PanCaribbean. For JazzFest packages call Air Jamaica Vacations at 1-800-LOVEBIRD or for more information, log on to: