The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2010 invites music-lovers to delight in a host of amazing artistic talent performing from January 24 – 30, 2010 in Montego Bay. Multiple-award winning singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson; “Empress of Soul” and Lifetime Diva, Gladys Knight; British vocalist, Joss Stone; the smooth and soulful Hall & Oates; Jamaican Reggae singer, Marion Hall; veteran Reggae band, Third World; and the melodic jazz icon, Monty Alexander are among the A-list acts.
Each year, Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival offers its 40,000 patrons an unforgettable musical experience with sounds and rhythms from Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel, World-Music, Latin, and Reggae – a mix which captivates the eclectic audience representing the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The experience grows even more alluring with the offerings of delectable Jamaican and international cuisine and crafts from artisans all over the island.
The 2010 festival will feature a lineup of exciting events. Small concerts with select artistes will warm up the festivities at various hotels on the North Coast including Sunset Jamaica Grande, Iberostar, RIU, Sunset Resort Montego Bay, and the Jamaica Pegasus in Kingston from January 24 to 27. The main event will be hosted in the final three days from January 28 to 30. This musical experience is enhanced by its picturesque location at the “Aqueduct on Rose Hall” along the shores of Montego Bay.