Performers

 

Saint Lucia Jazz Festival 2017 will be a celebration of the following Jazz sub-genres:

 

Afro-Cuban Jazz

RICHARD BONA & MANDEKAN CUBANO

Bassist/vocalist Richard Bona, born and raised in Cameroon, arrived in New York in the mid-’90s and wowed crowds with his unique sound and presence.

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Caribbean Jazz

David Rudder & Andy Narell

Rudder was born in Belmont, Trinidad on May 6, 1953. One of 5 children born to his mother, he spent much of his early childhood with his grandmother, a spiritual Baptist. He grew up near a pan yard and ......

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Malavoi

Malavoi is one of the two famous groups marked the Caribbean scene of the last forty years. Kassav has clearly created a new genre, the zouk, Malavoi is more indefinable.

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Victor Provost

Victor Provost is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading voices on the unique and often misunderstood, steel pan (or steel drum).

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Malika Tirolien

Malika Tirolien is a powerful stage performer and singer-songwriter, drawing influences from Jazz, R&B, and the Caribbean (Guadalupe).

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Contemporary Jazz

Kenny Garrett

For more than 30 years, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader Garrett has garnered critical recognition for his versatility in jazz, blues, and R&B contexts.

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Perez, Carrington & Street

DANILO PEREZ, TERRI-LYNNE CARRINGTON & BEN STREET

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Vanessa Williams

Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today.

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Rachelle Ferrell

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Ferrell got started singing at age six. After classical training on violin, she decided that she wanted to try to make her mark musically as an instrumentalist and songwriter.

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Saint Lucia Jazz

Blue Mango

Driven by a passion to shape their ap-proach to contemporary jazz music with a unique West Indian perspective, Saint Lucian born artists and composers Rich-ard Payne and Francis John have tapped into the rich Creole heritage of…

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Michael Robinson

At age 7, Saint Lucian Michael Robinson began to sing in his local church choir as a backup vocalist, then continued his way up to become lead singer.

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Rupert Lay

The Rupert Lay Quartet+ is a Jazz Ensemble utilizing all forms of Jazz, Groove and Saint Lucian Folk music for inspiration.

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Festival Lineup