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Stellar start to Jamaica Jazz Festival

Published:Friday | January 29, 2010 | 12:02 PM

Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival got off to a stellar start with a range of great performances and a crowd which loved it so much, they braved rain and cold to enjoy it all.

The Main Stage of the show began on Thursday at the festival\'s new home at the Greenfield Stadium or Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium in Trelawny.

Acts such as Babyface, Joss Stone, Romaine Virgo, Sherene Anderson, Nickeishia Barnes, Monte Alexander, closing acts The Whispers and others all delivered great performances.

Couples were wrapped up in each other as the artistes romanced them with their soulful voices belting out some of their popular tunes.

Babyface captivated the audience with deliveries of popular songs performed by him and others written by him. He even got up close and personal with the crowd jumping off stage to mingle with them during his performance.

The Whispers ended the show with a shout, having patrons on their feet and captivating the ladies with roses which they handed out. They had the audience so interested that even when it started to rain, patrons used chairs, shawls, jackets or whatever they could find to cover their heads, so they could remain near the stage to enjoy the performance.

The festival continues today with performances expected from Erykah Badu, Billy Ocean, Machel Montano, The Queen Project and others. Read more about Thursday\'s performances in The Gleaner over the weekend at www.jamaica-gleaner.com.

See pictures from last night\'s show in the Go-Jamaica Gallery or by selecting this link:

Jazz and Blues Photo Gallery