The 29th annual Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, regarded as one of the principal jazz festivals of the Caribbean, has been scheduled for May 7-9.
The three-day event—the largest event of the year on the small Windward island of Saint Lucia—takes place at multiple venues across the island. The initial lineup for 2020 includes Chick Corea Vigilette with Carlitos Del Puerto and Marcus Gilmore; a Roy Hargrove Celebration with Willie Jones III, featuring Renée Neufville and Special Guests; and Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings.
Other artists include Ruben Fox’s London Brass (featuring Theon Cross and Mark Kavuma), and Maher Beauroy presents WASHA! More performances and detailed event information will be announced shortly.
Produced annually since 1992, the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival in 2020 enters its second year as a co-production between the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority and Jazz at Lincoln Center. In addition to its programming of jazz, R&B, calypso and other Afro-Caribbean music, the festival offers a robust Artists in Education initiative that including master classes, professional development, and live performance collaborations with Saint Lucia School of Music students and local jazz artists.
The festival takes place each May at venues all around the 238-square-mile island nation, with its flagship closing concert taking place on the adjacent islet of Pigeon Island.
For more information, visit www.stlucia.org.