Veterans reign supreme on the first night of Jazz and Blues Festival

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King Yellow Man, Marcia Griffiths, George Nooks and Maxi Priest all reigned supreme on the first of the three night event of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival held at the Greenfield Stadium in Trelawny.

King Yellow Man was in his element and delivered hit after hit from his extensive catalogue including "I'm Getting Married" and "Zungu Zungu Zeng". Yellow Man told the ladies that he was dedicating a song to them and then belted out a few bars from the Fats Domino Cover - Blueberry Hill. The "King of the Dancehall" took off his shirt and began gyrating for the ladies.

The energetic Marcia Griffiths had the crowd engaged from beginning to end of her set with songs which including "I feel like jumping" and "I Shall Sing".  The audience was also thrilled with performances from George Nooks and Maxi Priest.

Kymani Marley and Luciano "The Messenger" also kept the energy going and Veteran John Holt ensured there was never a dull moment with hits such as "Wear You to the Ball" "Stick By Me" and "If I were a carpenter".

Other acts on the lineup included Chris Martin, Michael Rose, Agent Sasco, Half Pint and Etana. Patrons were also treated to performances from Rik Rok, Shaggy, Ravon and R &B Superstar Neyo. 

The festival's organizing committee presented awards to artistes who have paved the way for reggae music. The honorees included Yellowman, Lloyd Parks, Derrick Morgan, John Holt and Marcia Griffiths. 

The evening was dedicated to Jamaica's 50th year of Independence and saw great performances from all the artistes billed.