[Press Release] The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Mother’s Day Special at Pigeon Island National Landmark on Sunday, May 13 will mark the end of the week-long series of musical concerts.
Some of the world’s greatest performers will take the stage – from Martinique, jazz pianist, composer, producer and singer Frantz Laurac and his quartet, also performing Saint Lucian ensemble Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson & Friends. Boo will be accompanied by two of Saint Lucia’s youngest and most dynamic performers, eighteen-year-old saxophonist, Rashaad Joseph and fourteen-year-old pianist, Khristian Lawrence.
Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin teamed up with jazz trumpeter Christian Scott, bassist Derrick Hodge, drummer Justin Tyson and multi-instrumentalist Taylor McFerrin to form R+R=NOW (Reflect+Respond=NOW), a musical project, the name for which was inspired by the legacy of Nina Simone.
Songstress Avery*Sunshine rounds up the list of powerhouse performers. Touring her latest album Twenty Sixty-Four Avery*Sunshine is best known for her #1 single “Call My Name” which won her the ASCAP’s Rhythm and Soul song of the year 2016 award.
Avery*Sunshine and her musical partner (now husband) and guitarist Dana “Big Dane” Johnson, have collectively either collaborated and/or toured with everyone from Anthony Hamilton, KEM, Will Downing, Gregory Porter, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Babyface and Roy Ayers to B.B. King, Michael Bublé and Jennifer Holliday.
Tickets are 135 EC/ 50 US and are available online and at The Cell outlets islandwide.
For more information on Saint Lucia Jazz artists, venues and online tickets visit www.soleilsaintlucia.com. The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is presented in partnership with platinum sponsor Flow.