The 2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will be held May 4 – 12 and more than two dozen resorts, intimate inns, hotels and guest houses in the island are offering special rates and packages for the event.
These include Aanola Villas, Aupic Paradise, Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa, Bay Gardens Marina Haven, BodyHoliday, Caille Blanc Villa, Calabash Cove, Cap Maison, Coco Palm, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, East Winds, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Ladera, Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort, Mount Royal Luxury Condos, Mystique Royal Saint Lucia, Oasis Marigot, Poinsettia Villa Apartments, Serenity at Coconut Bay, The Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels, Villa Beach Cottages, Water’s Edge Villas by Bay Gardens Resorts, Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort and Villa Isis
The event, rated as the premier jazz festival in the Caribbean, will be staged throughout Saint Lucia and organizers say it will be “more spectacular – and more intimate – than ever.” This year’s festival includes a gospel jazz brunch on Mother’s Day, jazz cruises under the stars, one-of-a-kind artist collaborations, concerts in waterfront venues and open air performances with Saint Lucia’s landscape as a stunning backdrop.
Christian McBride, Ledisi, Etienne Charles, Russell Hall, and Patrick Bartley will serve as artists-in-residence in Saint Lucia. Artists Gregory Porter, Dianne Reeves, Catherine Russell, Somi, The Baylor Project, Veronica Swift, members of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and a host of musicians and collaborators from the Caribbean will perform throughout the week. There also will be “Artists In Education” initiatives including master classes, professional development, and live performance collaborations with Saint Lucia School of Music students and local jazz artists.
Saint Lucia has been hosting the jazz festival annually since 1992.
For more information about the festival, visit www.stlucia.org/jazzfestival.