Saint Lucia Jazz 2011 is Rocking!
Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will be totally rock this year! The island’s music festival has become known for its great party vibe and soothing selections. This year we’re celebrating its 20th Anniversary from April 30th to May 10th. The music festival will certainly be a welcomed distraction for jazz and music lovers on island as well as visitor’s to our shores. So many music lovers are screaming for a vacation away from the economy, the housing market crash, the mortgage meltdown, foreclosures, economic double dipping, civil unrest and stress and more stress. The St Lucia Jazz Festival is just what the doctor ordered. Personally, I think there’s no better time to visit St Lucia than during the St Lucia Jazz Festival.
Whatever your taste, style or interest there is definitely gonna be a vibe for you. St Lucia jazz is not just the music. It’s a complete vibe. With top headlines like our famous St Lucian jazz musician, Boo-Hinkson, as well as Derede Williams, St Lucia Collective and Augustin Jab Duplessis, along with Yellow Jackets, Mike Stern & Richard Bona, Mervin Wilkinson, Treysongz, Angelic Kidjo, Morgan Heritage, and my personal favorite, John Legend, set to hit the stage, it’s gonna be nothing but awesome!
Saint Lucia Jazz Events
The fiery lunchtime Jazz On The Square, is a must do event for catching up with old friends and music lovers. Speaking of which, our St Lucian born internationally renowned poet, Derek Walcott, just won yet another literature award. Tea Time Jazz at La Place Carenage, an indoor music vibe against the backdrop of French colonial architecture at the downtown duty free shopping plaza has a unique shopping vibe. Jazz On The Beach, with the water lapping against the shore, yachts docked in, the warm sand beneath your feet and the stunning sunsets is soothing experience. And who can forget Fon D’or Jazz, an outdoor lime with a unique creole flavor. But you haven’t done jazz without main stage Jazz. This year Karlyn Persil, chairperson of the largest award show in Canada, will be your host at the main stage jazz events.
Jazz in the Past
Jazz in the past has always been a blast. With Creole, Latin, Soul and jazzy rhythms blending in with a scenic landscape, hospitable island people in simply beautiful Caribbean style. Popular artistes like St Lucia’a Harvey Millar, Erica Badhoo, the legendary Al Green, Barbadian singing sensation, Rihanna, Ne-Yo; Fantasia Barrino, international legend Dianne Warwick, Air Supply, Anita Baker, the Cuban band Azucar, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Carlos Santana, Patti Labelle, Herbie Hancock, and George Benson and my old time personal favorite UB40 have set an exciting mood. I can still remember inspiring rhythms of Earth Wind and Fire with their moving soul performance. Who can forget Kenny G and his impressive saxophone renditions in 2004, and Bless his soul, Gerald Levert , who brought down the ceiling when everyone thought it simply could not get better. Kenny G himself indicated that this was his third best performing experience in his career, and attributes that to the splendid scenery of the Pigeon Island National Park and the amazing crowd support. In 2009 Kassav took zouk to another level to a crowd of French Creole music lovers and adoring Kassav fans who recognize them as being as much St Lucian as they are Martiniquan.
Convenient Vacation Rentals
And if you’re thinking St Lucia Jazz, you’re probably thinking vacation rentals. Immediately Dore Haven comes to mind. It’s a luxurious gated condominium development located in the north of the island of Saint Lucia within minutes of Rodney Bay Village the shopping, restaurant and entertainment capital of St Lucia. The well perched property also overlooks the Pigeon Island National Park, home of the famous St Lucia Jazz Festival main stage events and is a convenient 5 minute walk away. With a panoramic view including breathtaking sea and sunset views, each condominium is spacious and comfortable. If you love boating and water sports the Rodney Bay Marina, a yachting facility and home of the internationally known yachting and sports fishing event, the ARC Race, is only a 2 minute drive away.
These 2 bedroom condos are chicly outfitted with modern furnishing and entertainment facilities, stylish leather or wooden dining room, living room and outdoor furniture, 2 oversized bedrooms with queen-size beds, oversized closets and stylish linen, 2 modern full bathrooms complete with hair drier, a spacious verandah for breathtaking sunsets, a roomy kitchen with modern kitchen appliances and utensils, laundry unit with washer-dryer in each condo, and secure parking facilities. Each air conditioned 2 bedroom condo can comfortably accommodate up to four persons.
Amenities and Conveniences
This luxurious St Lucia property is furnished with the amenities and conveniences needed to make your stay to make your stay complete, safe, comfortable and relaxing. Amenities include internet, hot and cold water, cable TV, telephone service, a safety deposit box in each room, Flat screen TV in each bedroom (20 inches) and 27\” TV in sitting room, Home theatre system (Stereo & DVD system), ironing board, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, icemaker, linen and towels. If you’re thinking of mixing some golf with your jazz, then the Dore Haven condominium property is a whole in one. Located near cap Estate, the Dore Haven condos are a convenient 2 minute walk from the Jack Nicholas 18-hole Championship Golf Course and Country Club.
Sunset Beaches in St Lucia
If you’re a beach lover then look no more. The Dore Haven condos are conveniently located in close proximity to 5 beaches. Catch a wave at Cas en Bas Beach and go kite-surfing, kayaking. If you’re not into water sports you can always go horseback riding, go jet skiing or parasailing at Reduit Beach or sun tan or read a book at the Pigeon Island Beach and national park. Enjoy a romantic picnic and catch the sunset at the secluded Secret Cove. Or pick a location for jazz on the beach.
Shopping and Entertainment
The condos are also with close proximity to 3 malls, 3 supermarkets and 2 minimarts, over 5 clubs, over 20 restaurants, over 10 hotel properties, and numerous entertainment facilities. If you love boating and water sports the Rodney Bay Marina, a yachting facility and home of the internationally known yachting and sports fishing event, the ARC Race, is only a 2 minute drive away. Check out the famous Gros Islet Night Friday street party or catch some jazz at Rodney Bay Village. If you’re really looking for adventure then the landmark twin pitons in Soufriere and the world’s only drive in the Diamond waterfalls, are only drive in volcano, are only a 1 hour drive away
The Business Traveller
For the business traveller, Jazz is an excellent networking event and Dore Haven condos are ideal for you. The property is within close proximity to a buzz of activity and the business community but away from the noise. This luxurious Saint Lucia property is internet ready, conveniently located, quiet and comfortable, with inspiring landscape and sunsets.
Vacation Rental Services
Additional services include ground transport to and from the airport upon request. Vehicle rental available and personalized taxi service packages can also be arranged for the duration of stay. Tour packages can also be arranged upon request. Who Else is Coming to St Lucia Jazz 2011? So now you know where to stay in St Lucia. If you’re planning a lime or planning a vacation even, there has never been a better occasion than St Lucia Jazz. Bad Ass Brass, 4th World, Mervin Wilkinson, Anacoano, Carimi, Sixun, Maco Barker, Taj Weekes, Derek Yarde Project, and Chuck Brown are definitely gonna be jazzing it with us this year.
One things for sure. Saint Lucia Jazz is gonna be totaling rocking!!! Are you coming to St Lucia Jazz 2011? Holla…
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