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John Holt Honored by Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015

John Holt Honored by Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2015

 Organisers of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival have tapped some of the best roots rock Reggae stalwarts to present a Tribute to the Late John Holt.  Few singers have influenced generations of reggae actsthan John Holt, the consummate lovers rock artiste. The tribute features nine acts is a pulsating Reggae party on Thursday January 29 at the Trelawny Stadium.
Holt died in October in London at age 69, leaving a remarkable catalogue ofmusic. That legacy will be recognised on opening night of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival on January 29. The lineup includes singers Errol Dunkley,George Nooks, Judy Mowatt, Cornell Campbell, vocal group The Tamlins anddeejay Josey Wales all backed by Lloyd Parks and We The People Band, eachartiste will dedicate part of their set to Holt. Also on Thursday night is soca artiste Oscar B with his band Oscar B and Vibes, promising an energetic, fun-filled performance.

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Mariah Carey Headlines Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2015

MARIAH CAREY Headlines Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2015
The “Songbird Supreme” will appear for her first ever Caribbean performance

 

Montego Bay, Jamaica (Jan. 21, 2015) – Global Superstar Mariah Carey has been confirmed as the headline star for the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival set for January 29 – 31, 2015 at the Trelawny Stadium, Falmouth, Jamaica. This performance will mark her Caribbean debut and is a major triumph for the world-renowned Festival’s presentation.
“Welcoming Mariah Carey to Jamaica’s shores is truly exciting and we are extremely pleased to announce this iconic star as our headline act for 2015,” says Festival Producer Walter Elmore. “Her agreeing to perform on our stage is a testament to the quality of our production,” Elmore added. “We are the only Festival in the Western Hemisphere to present Mariah Carey since her last tour in 2006.”

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