AIR CARAÏBES ONCE AGAIN OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF JAZZ IN THE SOUTH
For the fifth consecutive year, Air Caraïbes and Labowi Promotions will partner to bring some of the most talented jazz artists from the Caribbean to Jazz in the South. Jazz in the South is a component of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival that is dedicated to Caribbean and Creole Jazz.
Since its beginning in 1997, Jazz in the South has featured over 150 bands and musicians from all over the Caribbean, including Mario Canonge, Thurgot Théodat, Orlando Maraca Valle, Andy Narell, Luther Francois, Ernest Ranglin, Etienne Charles, Richard Payne, Adrian Clarke, Kali, Andre Tanker, Paco Charlery, Strings, Ricardo Francois and Monty Alexander.
For this 18th edition of the Festival, Jazz in the South has been consolidated into a single event that will take place at the popular Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie on Sunday 4 May. As in previous years, Labowi Promotions will feature an exciting blend of Creole Jazz.
The line – up includes an original collaboration between two talented young keyboard players from the South of Saint Lucia, Gregory Privat’s quintet from Martinique, and the Jazz Racine Project of Guadeloupean Jacques Schwarz-Bart, with Etienne Charles on trumpet and “Prince of Haitian Ro ots Music” Erol Josué on vocals.
“The artists featured at Jazz in the South”, says Véronique Malialin, Marketing and Communication Manager for Air Caraïbes, “are world class musicians whose music is rooted in Creole traditions. Air Caraîbes is proud and happy to facilitate their participation in the festival and, in this way, to help promote Caribbean creativity. We are also happy that out flights can give people from the region the opportunity to discover and enjoy this music”.
“This partnership is very to us”, says Len Leonce, one of the organisers of Jazz in the South. “Air Caraïbes brings Caribbean people together, from Haiti, Saint Lucia, France, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique. Air Caraïbes serves the Creole Caribbean, and Jazz in the South promotes Creole music, it promotes Caribbean Jazz and cultural togetherness in the region. There could not be a more logical and fruitful collaboration than this.”