On January 13, at the 2020 Jazz Congress conference in New York City, St. Lucia Tourism Authority and Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) announced the official dates and initial lineup for this year’s St. Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with JALC.
The festival will be held in Saint Lucia on Thursday, May 7 through Saturday, May 9, 2020, following the success of last year’s inaugural Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. It was called “the Caribbean’s premier jazz destination” by Jazziz magazine.
This year, the three-day festival will feature the best names in modern jazz performing in venues throughout the distinct Caribbean landscape of Saint Lucia, from The Ramp on Rodney Bay to Gros Islet Park. Details about lineup, performances, and more can be found at www.stlucia.org.
The festival will also feature world renowned artists who have performed on the season concerts of Jazz at Lincoln Center, touring initiatives, and global outposts, as well as throughout the 28-year history of Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.
To date, the diverse lineup showcases artists from the U.S., the U.K., the Caribbean, including:
- Roy Hargrove Celebration with Willie Jones III ft. Renée Neufville and Special Guests
- Chick Corea’s Vigilette with Marcus Gilmore, Carlitos Del Puerto, and Special Guest
- Ruben Fox’s London Brass ft. Mark Kavuma and Theon Cross
- The Gotham Kings and Alphonso Horne
- Maher Beauroy presents WASHA!
Besides world-class performances, this year’s festival will feature Artists In Education initiatives such as professional development, master classes, and live performance collaborations with St. Lucia School of Music students as well as local jazz artists.
Saint Lucia has been hosting a great jazz festival annually since 1992. The festival has attracted visitors from all around the world for events and concerts celebrating various forms of international, Caribbean, and Saint Lucian jazz music for more than 28 years.