Catch Jamaica Jazz fest at your desk

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By: Joseph Cunningham

Banner06 - jazzgold.jpgAction from the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival will be shown live on the web. and Telstar Cable, in collaboration with the organizers came to the agreement.

Sherra Pierre-March of Cbean Media disclosed details of how fans could access the service. "For a small fee, fans will be able to get a front seat to performances from all the Caribbean artistes as well as those entertainers on the Art Of Music stage, without leaving their computer. Additionally, the live stream, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the artistes and fans alike.

To access the event live, log on to, January 25 and 26."

The event will be characterized by phenomenal talent past and present
like: Diana Ross, Anita Baker, Jill Scott and the Billy Ocean.

Also on the line-up is Lou Gramm of Foreigner, JT Taylor of Kool and the Gang, 13-year-old Nikki Yanofsky, Spyro Gyra, Hugh Masakela, Ryan Shaw, Mary Mary and many others.

The special, "Art of Music" segment will feature Jamaican artistes Jessica Yap, A J Brown, Dwight Stephenson and Marjorie Whylie. The event started on Thursday, January 24 and runs until Saturday, January 26.

Further, radio broadcaster and co-author of Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World, Dermott Hussey, will be honored for his lifetime dedication to music. He will be presented with an award by festival organizer, Walter Elmore, on the final night of the festival in recognition of his contribution to the creation of the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival.

The Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, since its introduction in 1996, has attracted thousands of patrons from the USA, Europe, the Caribbean and Jamaica.