Byron Lee’s 50th Anniversary at the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2006: The Art of Music at the Rose Hall Resort and Country Club, Montego Bay , Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica: — Many call him The Dragon, but anyway you slice it, Byron Lee is a musical legend in his own time. Lee played his first gig at St. Georges College in 1956 and started a career unparalleled in Jamaican music. Over the course of his 50 year career, Lee has delighted fans across the world with the music of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.
In the 60’s he has produced and sold countless albums with his band. Lee created a world class studio facility which attracted the likes off the Rolling Stones, Roberta Flack and Bob Marley and the Wailers to name a few. He purchased Edward Seaga’s West Indies Records Limited and used it as the foundation for the ground breaking Dynamic Sounds, then and now the leading record distribution outlet in the Caribbean. In 1965, with partners Ronnie Nasralla and Victor Sampson, he created Lee Enterprises staging shows with mega stars such as The Drifters, Jerry Butler, Sammy Davis Jr. and James Brown among others.
Celebrate with Lee and his superstar guests on the final night of the three day Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2006: The Art of Music, on the picturesque lawns of The Rose Hall Resort and Country Club in Montego Bay from Thursday, January 26 through to Saturday, January 28. Well known for world class production values, a selection of leading yet diverse acts and an unparalleled comfort atmosphere, the ninth staging of the Festival is expected to supersede previous expectations.
Other artistes confirmed to perform include legendary crooner Al Green and reggae superstar Shaggy.
The vibrant and colourful city of Montego Bay is the perfect host for the Festival that attracts music aficionados eager to enjoy the best music in a relaxing environment. The gently sloping well manicured hills of The Rose Hall Resort and Country Club and traditional January breeze combine to provide an ideal setting for the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival: The Art of Music at Rose Hall Resort and Country Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Travel partners Air Jamaica Vacations offers air and travel packages online at www.airjamaica.com or on the phone at 1-800-LOVEBIRD. The recommended hotel for Festival patrons is host Rose Hall Resort and Country Club, the four star hotel is conveniently located opposite the venue with accessible shuttle service 10 minutes from the heart of the city’s main shopping district.
Tickets for the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival: The Art of Music at The Rose Hall Resort and Country Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica, are available from tour operators, Air Jamaica, select ticket outlets and online at www.airjamaicajazzandbluesfestival.com. Tickets are US$50, US$55 and US$60 for Thursday, Friday and Saturday night respectively. Season tickets are available for US$160.
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