Saint Lucia Jazz 2009 was a resounding success with record numbers attending the grand finale on Sunday to witness performances from Lovers Rock legend Beres Hammond, big band Chicago, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan and Nicole David with George Duke, Allison Marquis and Luther Francois and local R&B; sensation Shayne Ross who performed all original music from his upcoming debut album due out in September.

Despite the forced cancellation of the first main-stage show at Pigeon Island, the week-long Festival managed to achieve its primary objective of attracting visitors to Saint Lucia during a traditionally slow period.

Friday’s performers included Dutch acoustic guitarist Mattagna (Ma-Tan-Ya) Bradley, KC and the Sunshine Band, Amy Winehouse and France-based zouk band Kassav who thrilled the hundreds who flocked the venue with hit after hit, right through Saturday morning! Saturday’s show started and ended with Saint Lucian artistes. US-based Michel Aubertin accompanied by Saint Lucian composer Barbara Cadet, delivered his original music which embraced all genres, including opera! He was followed by yet another local icon, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson who warmed things up for Estelle and Michael McDonald.

The day ended on a high with the George Duke collaboration of James Ingram, Bebe Winans, Jeffery Osborne and local Soca artiste Teddyson ‘TJ’ John – belting out the Whitehead Brothers’ ‘Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now’. How apt!

See you next year!

May 5 through 10, 2009
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Rules of Saint Lucia Jazz
Please note that the following rules are applicable to Pigeon Island National Landmark.
  1. No breakable bottles are allowed at all Saint Lucia Jazz venues. All drinks in breakable bottles must be transferred to plastic bottles. All coolers will be searched.

  2. Only coolers measuring 36" x 24" (3'x 2') or smaller will be permitted into the Pigeon Island National Landmark. Any cooler in excess of this size will not be permitted inside the grounds.

  3. All drinks with stoppers must be properly disposed.

  4. No smoking is allowed at the Pigeon Island National Landmark, except in the Dunhill Smoking Area. Please note signage indicating area.

  5. No unauthorized filming is permitted at all Saint Lucia Jazz venues.
Please be advised that the official Jazz 2009 line-up is not completed. This page will continue to be updated with newly announced performances.

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