Toronto, ON (April 1st, 2019) – The 2019 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center is being held from May 4 – May 12, 2019. Hotels in Saint Lucia have created offers with special rates, event transfers, amenities and more, with discounts up to 50 percent off.
More than two dozen resorts, intimate inns, hotels and guest houses have rates and packages available at www.stlucia.org/jazzfestival/specialoffers.
Participating hotels 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 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is renowned as the premier jazz festival in the Caribbean, and the new Jazz at Lincoln Center partnership brings artists who have performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s season concerts, touring initiatives, and global outposts. Events will be staged throughout Saint Lucia and the festival promises to be more spectacular – and more intimate – than ever. Distinct experiences include 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.
Ticket prices begin at USD$40 per person and guests will receive a 20 percent discount if purchased before March 31. To purchase tickets and learn more about performances, go to http://www.stlucia.org/experiences/festivals-events/saint-lucia-jazz-festival for more details. Saint Lucia has been hosting a vibrant jazz festival annually since 1992.
ABOUT SAINT LUCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL
With a rich history of annual music events for 27 years, the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival offers jazz events that attract visitors from across the globe. With week-long events at indoor and outdoor venues, the event celebrates international, Saint Lucian and Caribbean jazz. One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more at www.stlucia.org
ABOUT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for Jazz through performance, education and advocacy. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists spanning genres and generations, Jazz at Lincoln Center produces thousands of performance, education, and broadcast events each season in its home in New York City (Frederick P. Rose Hall, “The House of Swing”) and around the world, for people of all ages. Jazz at Lincoln Center is led by Chairman Robert J. Appel, Managing and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, and Executive Director Greg Scholl. Please visit us at jazz.org; follow us on Twitter @jazzdotorg and Facebook; watch our free, global webcasts at jazz.org/live; and enjoy concerts, education programs, behind-the-scenes footage, programs and more at youtube.com/jazzatlincolncenter.