Chaka Khan, Crystal Gayle add diversity

Published: Sunday | December 29, 2013 Comments 0
Crystal Gayle
Crystal Gayle
Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan

The big names on the line-up of this year's Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival are now rolling in more rapidly, with multiple Grammy Award-winning star Chaka Khan and country pop singer, Crystal Gayle confirmed for the event's 18th staging.

Jamaica Jazz and Blues takes place on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium.

Chaka Khan's catalogue of hits, including Through The Fire and I Feel For You, have earned her 10 Grammy awards.

Phenomenal singers

The other leading lady, country pop singer, Crystal Gayle captured a Grammy award with the hit Don't It Make My Brown Eyes, Blue.

Junior Taylor, associate producer of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, is not giving everything away.

"Patrons will be in for a treat as Chaka and Crystal are phenomenal singers and performers and have a repertoire of music Jamaicans enjoy. They will deliver a musical experience like no other as they are part of a larger lineup with some really awesome talent and music, but I cannot give everything away so I encourage everyone to listen out for more names in the coming days," he explained.

Other artistes billed for the festival are Toni Braxton, Chrisette Michele, Aaron Neville, and more to be announced.

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