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Jamaica’s Jazz Festival celebrates 22 years this June

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The Ocho Rios Jazz Festival in Jamaica will be celebrating its 22nd Anniversary this year to be held between June 9 – 17, with over 30 events around the island.

The annual Jamaica International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival has established itself as a recognised authority for promoting and showcasing distinguished international as well as Jamaican and Caribbean Jazz musicians/artists. This year’s line up will include the very best of Skatalites, Ernie Ranglin, Leslie Butler, Courtney Pine, Antelope Valley Big Band, The Jamaica Big Band, etc.

With its glorious vistas and verdant undulating terrain, Jamaica is a haven for adventure attractions and activities for a complete family experience – Blue mountain bicycle tour; swimming at Dolphin Cove; climbing the Dunn’s River falls; Chukka Caribbean adventures like Jamaica Dogsled Experience, Horse Back Ride & Swim, River Tubing Safari, Sea Trek, a Canopy tour through the jungle or a raft ride down the Martha Brae.

Programme for Jazz Week:

Saturday, June 9th

Opening Jazz Day: Courtleigh Auditorium – Kingston
Daily Events: Sunset Resorts Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios
Nightly Jam Sessions: Hotel Four Seasons, Kingston Sonny Bradshaw School Band Competition

Friday, June 15th,

Jazz Workshop: Edna Manley College for the Visual & Performing Arts, Kingston

Saturday, June 16th,

Treasure Beach Jazz Escape: Two Seasons Guest House

Sunday, June 17th,

Closing Father’s Day: Turtle River Pk. – Ocho Rios

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