Grammy Award-winning singer, actress and entrepreneur Monica is set to share her musical legacy with fans at the 2013 staging of Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Tickets are now available online for the three-day festival which kicks off on January 24.
Renowned instrumentalist Arturo Tappin also joins the star-studded line-up of Mary J Blige, John Legend, and Michael Bolton.
The show is shaping up to be a compilation of remarkable talent and music very familiar to the local musical palette.
Patrons can now
Walter Elmore, producer of the festival, encourages persons to take advantage of the online ticket system. "Tickets are available now online, and we encourage persons to avoid the rush and get their tickets early. You can even give family and friends the gift of an incredible musical experience as a Christmas gift," he said.
Elmore is also buoyed up by the addition of Monica to the line-up. "Each year, we poll the artiste that Jamaica wants to see on the festival and Monica is always a request. We are pleased to have her, and I believe patrons will enjoy her."
New Life, Monica's seventh studio album was released on April 6, 2012. It was her debut release with RCA. New Life debuted at number four on the US
Jamaicans fell in love with Monica through hits Don't Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days), Before You Walk Out Of My Life, The Boy Is Mine and Angel of Mine. The mother of three has also expanded her titles to include entrepreneur and actress, with her Regions of Rock clothing line and television hit series Still Standing.
Arturo Tappin, a smooth jazz and jazz/reggae saxophonist from Barbados, is no stranger to Jamaica. He has performed with Roberta Flack, Monty Alexander, and featured on an album by Luther Vandross.
Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will be held on January 24-26, 2013. Further updates will be provided on www.jamaicajazzandblues.com and https://www.facebook.com/jamaicajazzandblues in the coming days.