Saint Lucia Jazz has become one of the major events on Saint Lucia's calendar of events and surely a most anticipated event in the Caribbean. During the month of May, the island dances to the beat of jazz when music fills the air and tourism takes on a whole new meaning to all. What started as simply a marketing event to boost tourism industry arrivals during a low period, has developed into a truly Saint Lucian Festival.
The premiere musical festival in the English speaking Caribbean - Saint Lucia Jazz - is set for April 30 to May 13. This year's event features iconic and legendary diva, singer, record producer and actress Diana Ross and 6 six time Grammy award winner singer-songwriter, Toni Braxton. Additional star power for Saint Lucia Jazz includes jazz aficionado Joshua Redman; Southern France's Gypsy Kings; Ziggy Marley - the son of iconic reggae legend Bob Marley; South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela; gospel king Kirk Franklin; Trinidadian soca stars Fay Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin and a slew of Saint Lucia's leading musical masterminds like Luther Francois, Ronald 'Boo' Hinkson, Richard Payne, Derek Yarde and Teddyson John among others.