Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Patti Labelle added to cast of Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

Patti Labelle will star in an intimate session called 'A Special Evening with Patti Labelle'

Patti Labelle will star in an intimate session called 'A Special Evening with Patti Labelle'

Patti Labelle has been added to the cast of the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival.

The songstress will be featured in a special event called 'A Special Evening with Pattie Labelle', a rare intimate performances at The Ramp on Rodney Bay on May 8 and 9. 

"It has been over 10 years since I last performed at the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival. It's such a beautiful island with beautiful people and I can't wait to get back,” said LaBelle. “I'm really looking forward to performing and being a part of an amazing experience, that people won't soon forget!"

Exclusively for the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, Chucho Valdés and Esperanza Spalding will perform together for the first time in “Chucho Valdés Summit with Joe Lovano and Esperanza Spaldingat Gros Islet Park on May 9. On May 8.

Chucho will appear as special guest on Celebrating Roy Hargrove with Willie Jones III Quintet featuring Renée Neufville. For this special performance, Chucho will reprise tunes he and Roy Hargrove recorded on the album Havana which earned Roy his first Grammy in 1997. 

Also added to the cast is singer and songwriter Lisa Simone who will perform at Gros Islet Park on May 7. Her recent stand out -- and sold out -- performances in Martinique highlight her ability to transcend genres and echoes the tradition of her mother and musical icon Nina Simone.

The 2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival is produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center.

The diverse lineup showcases artists and repertoire spanning the Caribbean, the UK and the US including:

  • Chick Corea Trio with Carlitos Del Puerto and Antonio Sanchez
  • A Special Evening with Patti LaBelle
  • Chucho Valdés Summit Featuring Joe Lovano and Esperanza Spalding
  • Willie Jones III Quintet: Celebrating the Music of Roy Hargrove featuring Renée Neufville and Special Guest Chucho Valdés 
  • Alphonso Horne and the Gotham Kings
  • Ruben Fox’s London Brass Band and Theon Cross and Mark Kavuma
  • Lisa Simone
  • Maher Beauroy presents “Washa!”
  • Poppy Ajudha
  • U.S. Embassy Arts Envoy Sheléa Soul of the Great American Songbook
  • Nightly Jam Sessions

Tickets for the 2020 Saint Lucia Jazz Festival Produced in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center are available via www.stlucia.org/jazz.

Discounts are available on tickets purchased before 11:59 AST on March 1, 2020. In addition, hotels and resorts throughout Saint Lucia are offering packages with special rates, tickets, and more. Details can be found in the Specials section of stlucia.org.

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