For Immediate Release
|Title:||Air Jamaica Jazz Fest Now 17 Days Away|
NEW YORK, N.Y., Mon. Jan. 9, 2006: The countdown to the star-studded Air Jamaica Jazz Fest of 2006 has begun and with just 17 days to show time, airline seats are going fast along with festival tickets and hotels rooms.
As producer Walter Elmore, tells it, “”The buzz and the vibe in the country is amazing. I’ve never seen anything like this in all the years I’ve been in the business. People are trying to find hotel rooms as far away as Ocho Rios and Negril.”"
The performers are all gearing up to thrill fans and the Turn Key executive revealed that, “”The airline seats are booked for all the performers, h otels rooms are being assigned, all the equipment is being shipped and everything is falling in place.”"
Opening night for the three-day festival is Thursday, January 26 at the Rose Hall Resort and Country Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica and Elmore reveals that nine Grammy nominees for 2005 will be on one stage that night with internationally known reggae artist ‘Mr. Boombastic’ Shaggy and John Legend performing both separately and also as a duo. It will be a historic moment and the “”secret”" song is already being rehearsed by both artists, according to Elmore.
Also set to perform that night is reggae’s royal family, Morgan Heritage along with Chester “”Lyfe”" Jennings, who last year released his ‘Lyfe 268-192,’ album on Sony Records and master flutist and composer Nestor Torres . On Friday night, January 27, Richie Stephens, who has been called one of reggae’s most versatile personalities, will perform along with the international cast of Rev. Green, Air Supply, Bo Diddley and newcomer Nicole Henry. Air Supply will be in Jamaica for the first time in their 30-plus year career and are promising fans a great show they will be able to sing along to.
As the duo, Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock tell it, “”We’ll be playing all the hits