Maroon 5 for 2010 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

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Multiple Grammy award-winning pop-rock band Maroon 5 will headline the 15th anniversary of the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival to be held at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium from January 23 to 29.

The Los Angeles based group, which released its third studio album, Hands All Over, this fall, has sold over 10 million albums in the United States and 15 million worldwide.

The three-time Grammy award-winning quintet, captured the attention of audiences worldwide with Songs About Jane, a mix of hybrid-rock, funk and R&B.

The multi-platinum album spawned the Billboard hits, This Love, Harder to Breathe and She Will Be Loved.
The band's second critically acclaimed album featured collaborations with Rihanna and Mary J. Blige, and produced the smash hits Makes Me Wonder and If I Never See Your Face Again.

According to Festival organizers TurnKey Productions, the event is more than a music festival; it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together thousands of friends and family for one week of pure pleasure and relaxation.

"The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival has a special aura to it, unlike any other event with which I have been associated. It is a combination of the musicians, the people, the setting and the infectious vibe of Jamaica that creates an almost surreal experience for anyone who attends. I am looking forward to this 15th anniversary event in Jamaica and have assembled a top-quality line-up that is sure to please our patrons," stated Walter Elmore, CEO of TurnKey Productions.

The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival started in 1996, by the national airline, Air Jamaica, in association with the Jamaica Tourist Board and several other business entities.

The Festival now attracts over 25,000 patrons annually and has been expanded to a week-long event in resort towns of Montego Bay, St. James and Ocho Rios in St. Ann.