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Ocho Rios Jazz Festival celebrates 20th anniversary

Published:Tuesday | February 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The late Sonny Bradshaw and Myrna Hague. - File

The Jamaica International Ocho Rios Jazz Festival will be celebrating its 20th anniversary June 12 to 20 with more than 30 events around the island. With the theme Jazz - The Real Deal, this year's festival will celebrate the life of the late great Cecil 'Sonny' Bradshaw, the festival's founder. Along with his wife Myrna Hague-Bradshaw, the couple devoted their lives to the festival's success and longevity.

The festival will include the very best of Caribbean stars, big band swing, straight ahead bop and some stomping blues. The programme will include free public concerts in Ocho Rios daily and South Coast Jazz, Port Antonio Jazz, Jazz Summer School and nightly events in Kingston.