You either love Jazz, or you don’t. But Jazz music comprises various styles, and this year’s concerts feature an interesting selection of interpretations and artists. Some are world-renowned, some are up-and-coming, while others have a huge core following in Saint Lucia. All are brilliant musicians who love to perform and entertain you. So, if you are not sure whether Jazz is your kind of groove, give it a whirl and we hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, the premier jazz festival in the Caribbean, is decades old and still going strong! This year will enhance its reputation because, for the first time, the event is produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. A stellar line-up of performers will appear at venues around the island from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th May. See below for the schedule of events:

Fri 10 May

The Ramp on Rodney Bay, 8 pm
Nina and Me
Nina Simone Tribute
Ledisi with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra,
Straight Ahead with Boo Hinkson & Friends

IGY Rodney Bay Marina, 9 pm
Patrick Bartley’s Dreamweaver Society, Rahsaad Joseph

Gros Islet Park, 10 pm
Etienne Charles & Creole Soul, Melanie Charles, Catherine Russell

Sat 11 May
The Ramp on Rodney Bay, 5 pm
Dianne Reeves, Nubya Garcia, Emerson Nurse

Gros Islet Park, 8 pm
Christian McBride’s
Inside Straight,
Veronica Swift & Trio

IGY Rodney Bay Marina, 9 pm
Mario Canonge, Jesse Billy

Sun 12 May, 12 noon
sHANGRI-LA, Monchy
Gospel Jazz Brunch
The Baylor Project, Shirleyann Cyril Mayers & God’s Anointed Music Ministry