A World of Jazz – Soleil 2018
Sandals Grande Beach Resort & Spa [Gros Islet]
|Date:||7th May 2018|
|Location:||Sandals Grande Beach Resort & Spa|
|Address:||Pigeon Point Gros Islet|
|Phone:||(800) 456-3984 / (888) 478-5824 / (212) 867-2950|
In 2018, Saint Lucia Jazz will feature A WORLD OF JAZZ at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort from May 7. Another hotel venue is the Harbor Club, the newest addition to the Saint Lucia hotel landscape. On May 10 and May 11, the Harbor Club will host A TASTE OF BOURBON STREET, a two-night dinner set featuring Jazzmeia ‘Jazz’ Horn. Also on May 11, the Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa will host THE LINCOLN CENTRE JAZZ EXPERIENCE featuring five-time Grammy Award Winner, Lalah Hathaway.
Other confirmed international acts include British vocalist and singer-songwriter, Zara McFarlane, Soloist Denys Baptiste, Haitian-American performing artist Pauline Jean, worldwide drummer, Guadeloupean Arnaud Dolmen, Cameroonian bassist Etienne Mbappé and the Prophets, Dominican guitarist Cameron Pierre and vocalist Carolyn Malachi. Also appearing is AZIZA, featuring saxophonist Chris Potter, double bassist Dave Holland, guitarist Lionel Loueke and drummer Eric Harland. Making the Saint Lucia Jazz line up as well is Alfredo Rodríguez, an internationally acclaimed Cuban jazz pianist
Saint Lucia Jazz climaxes with an eclectic showcase at the Pigeon Island National Landmark on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13 showcasing The Frantz Laurac Quartet, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson and Friends, R + R = NOW, a world class, world-renowned combination of some of the greatest American musicians in the Jazz world including 3 time Grammy Award winning pianist Robert Glasper, rapper Terrace Martin, Trumpeter, composer and producer – Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge – Grammy Award-winning bassist, composer, record producer, and musical director; music producer, keyboardist & beat-boxer Taylor McFerrin and Justin Tyson, drummer extraordinaire.
Avery*Sunshine caps it all off with her thunderous, gospel bred pipes and heart-to-heart content.
Celebrating Saint Lucia’s Jazz icons, the Soleil Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will feature the “God Father of Jazz in Saint Lucia” Luther Francois, Barbara Cadet and Ronald Boo Hinkson.
Full details about Soleil – the Summer of Festivals can be found at www.stlucia.org/summerfestival.
For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-456-3984, or 1-888 4STLUCIA or visit http://www.stlucia.org/.