Jazz n’ Creole tickets go on sale

first_img Tweet EntertainmentLocalNews Jazz n’ Creole tickets go on sale by: – April 27, 2016 417 Views   2 comments Tickets for the 2016 edition of Jazz n’ Creole will be on sale from tomorrow, Thursday 28 April 2016.At the weekly press conference leading up to the event on Wednesday 27 April at the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC), Monique Jacob Marking Executive of the Discover Dominica Authority said tickets will be available at the DFC’s office, Bullseye Pharmacy in Roseau and Portsmouth, The Champs Picard, Phone Shack in Portsmouth and Tulip Bar and Grill in Portsmouth.Adult tickets are $75 and children aged 12 to 18 tickets cost $25 while children under the age of 12 enter free with an adult.The main event scheduled for 15 May at Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National Park begins at 2 pm with gates opening from 12 noon.Performing on the Jazz n’ Creole stage is Andy Narell Quartet, Cameron Pierre and Breve, Soft, Elan Parlé and the Cadence All Stars.Also, a number of fringe events have been organized for the week leading up to the main event.Beginning on May 8 is Poolside Jazz at Rosalie Bay Resort in Rosalie and Soca and Jazz on the Rooftop at Atlantique View Resort in Anse de Mai. Seaside Jazz and Creole at the Evergreen Hotel will be held on May 11 followed by Word Sound and Power Jazz ‘n Creole Edition at the Anchorage Hotel on May 12.The Fort Young Hotel will host ‘Let’s paint the town and all that Jazz’ on May 13, entrance fee is $20 at the gate.Following this on 14 May the fringe events will come at an end at Riverstone Bar and Grill who will host its Riverside Jazz ‘n Creole, at the Champs Hotel and Memory Lane Disco with Memory Lane Jazz Lime.Patrons can only purchase discounted tickets for the 15 May event at these fringe events.Additionally the Discover Dominica Authority has partnered with the Division of Culture, the Fort Young Hotel, Castle Comfort Lodges and the Roseau Public Library to host activities for International Jazz Day.Gregory Rabess of the Cultural Division said this is the first year that Dominica is recognizing International Jazz Day.Throughout this week, ending on Saturday 30 April, the Roseau Public Library will have a Jazz Corner where Rabess said “there are displays of typical instruments used for jazz and also there is information on display about jazz”.A number of schools have been involved in the activity during the week with sessions being conducted. The final of these sessions will occur on May 30 at the library grounds from 10 am to 12 noon.“This is something interesting to look forward to, the celebration of International Jazz Day in Dominica,” Mr. Rabess added saying that like Creole music jazz was given to the world by African Americans whose history is the same as the Caribbean.He continued, “The story of jazz is the story of the historical processes in the Caribbean; so in a sense you might consider jazz a creole music; in truth and in fact is…it is interesting that the Dominica Festivals Committee and the Discover Dominica Authority branded our signature jazz event Jazz and Creole because that’s what it’s all about; Jazz and Creole is the same story.”He also invited persons to view the all-star jazz concert which will be held at the White House hosted by President Barak Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and broadcasted live globally on ABC.This, he said, is the signature event to mark International Jazz Day though many events will be occurring worldwide.This evening at the Fort Young Hotel will be Unwind Wednesday at Bala’s Bar with entertainment from C Square; entrance is free.– / 6 Sharecenter_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img

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