Have a ‘Swinging” Time at the Art of Music JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival
22nd – 28th January 2012

The Art of Music JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival, the premier music event in the Caribbean, celebrates its sweet 16th anniversary from the 22nd – 28th January 2012, with a host of international headline
acts and concerts, all taking place along the north coast of the island in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios.

The annual week-long festival offers the best in Jazz, Blues, Reggae and R&B, with previous artists including world famous Diva Diana Ross, international acclaimed UK artist Joss Stone and Grammy
award-winning Maroon 5.

Additionally, this year’s festival will be even more unforgettable as 2012 marks Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. By way of marking this commemorate milestone, the festival will dedicate
Thursday’s line-up to the past 50 years of Jamaica’s world renowned music scene including ska, rock steady and of course reggae.

Elizabeth Fox, Regional Director for the Jamaica Tourist Board says: “The Art of Music JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival has now established itself as one of the biggest and best events on the music festival
calendar, both in Jamaica and globally. This year’s festival will be especially significant as Jamaica celebrates its 50th Anniversary of Independence and as a result, a focus will be placed on the island’s world
renowned music styles, plus more mainstream, internationally recognizable music. As well as enjoying music from some of the world’s best musical performers, the festival also offers visitors the opportunity to
discover the diversity of Jamaica’s attractions, culture, food and of course world-class beaches.”

General tickets cost from £52 per night and VIP tickets cost from £78 per night. To book or for further details on The Art of Music JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival, visit www.jamaicajazzandblues.com.
Update: November 16, 2011
The Art of Music JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival
Marlow S. Hiddo
Island Riddims Executive Producer