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Jazz for Father’s Day at Harmony Hall

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 6:00 AM
The soulful Karen Smith
Desi Jones
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Ironically, none of the events during the 2015 Ocho Rios Jazz Festival was held in Ocho Rios, leaving lovers of the genre starved of the music this year.

It had become customary to enjoy the final day of the festival on Father's Day at the Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, but no such luck this year.

However, jazz lovers will be pleased to know that come Father's Day, next Sunday, June 21, it will be jazz aplenty at Harmony Hall in Tower Isle, St Mary, just a few minutes drive east of Ocho Rios.

The event, Ochi Jazz Jam, is being presented by Tony and Heather in association with Sandals and the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), which is celebrating 10 years this year.

Headline performers at Ochi Jazz Jam will be the Desi Jones Trio and Karen Smith, supported by other acts, including a special guest saxophonist. Bobby Finzi-Smith will be the MC.

Added attraction will be a Mini Car Show, courtesy of ATL Automotive, one of several sponsors of the event.

Tickets, priced at $2,500 or US$20, will cover welcome drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

Apart from associate sponsors Sandals and TEF, other sponsors of the event include ATL Automotive, First Union Financial Group, Northcoast Vine, Harmony Hall Art Gallery, Toscanini Restaurant, and Lifeline Medical Response.