International jazz legends George Duke, Al Jarreau, Earl Klugh, Chris Botti and Ravi Coltrane are confirmed as the headline acts at the second annual Cayman jazz fest, announced the Minister for Tourism, Charles Clifford.
The Cayman jazz fest will take place over three days from December 1 to 3. According to a press release from the Department of Tourism, although venues are still being finalised, the format will be different from last year with one intimate evening, one large outdoor event and one afternoon event appropriate for the entire family.
‘This year should definitely put the Cayman jazz fest on the ‘must go to’ calendar of international jazz events,’ said Mr. Clifford.
‘Visitors will get the whole package-a great vacation and the best music the world has to offer.’
The Cayman jazz fest is organised by the Department of Tourism in partnership with BET Jazz.
‘The fact that we’re able to attract such amazing talent is testament to BET’s commitment to working with the Cayman Islands to make the Cayman jazz fest a success,’ said the Minister.
‘Our team at BET Jazz and BET Event Productions are pleased with this partnership and we enjoy working with the Cayman Islands. This destination has everything required to make a festival great. It’s a beautiful island with wonderful people, great hotels and restaurants and more importantly, artists are excited to make the trip,’ said Paxton Baker, EVP and General Manager of BET Digital Networks and President of BET Event Productions.
‘This year will be even better than last year … and we are looking forward to presenting the concerts on BET, BET Jazz, and the VH1 Digital Networks.’
Director of Tourism Pilar Bush commented that the Cayman jazz fest is a collaborative project that would not be possible was it not for the support of sponsors, both local and international.
Ms Bush also congratulated Red Stripe on being the first major company to sign up in a growing list of sponsors.
The Department of Tourism is working closely with Cayman Airways and Delta Airlines and local hotels to put together special travel packages for visitors.
Jazz fans can also sign up to receive regular updates on the second annual Cayman jazz fest by visiting www.caymanislands.ky