Courtney Pine to headline Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole Festival 2017

Christopher Pine

Dominica’s Jazz ‘n Creole Festival 2017 is expected to live up to the expectations of its patrons. The 8th annual event kicks off with a week of fringe events from May 28th – June 3rd, with the anticipated main stage event on Sunday June 4th, 2017.

The festival continues to gain interest island wide and throughout the region, and securely places Dominica as a destination of choice for festivities.

For the main stage event, carded for Sunday, June 4 at Fort Shirley in the Cabrits National, Park Discover Dominica Authority is proud to announce that this year’s headliner is Courtney Pine!

No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past thirty years than saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience.

He has released 16 studio albums to date and continues to tour worldwide with his award-winning band playing clubs, concert halls and festivals from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock, Montreux to Cape Town. With his popular “House of Legends” set, Courtney is sure to thrill the Jazz ‘n Creole fanatics with its true creole island flavour.

Along with Courtney, Jazz ‘n Creole patrons are expected to see the stage come alive with Michele Henderson, Breve and Ti Orkest.

In just 8 years, Dominica’s Jazz n Creole Festival has already featured two Grammy award winning artists and numerous artists of local, regional and international acclaim, which all bears testament to future growth of the festival.

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13 Comments

  1. May 9, 2017

    Gardeh growseh yeux missieur

  2. ras b
    May 7, 2017

    if all you want me to come send for shabba ranks and I even bringing other people with me.

  3. Wa-a
    May 6, 2017

    Courtney Pine good call . That being said , I do not understand the same artist from last year. You all never heard of Luther Francois from St. Lucia or Malavois from Martinique.

  4. Jay....
    May 5, 2017

    Please do something about the cramped conditions of the food section. It’s a total nightmare trying to get down those steps into the area. Jammed packed. people pushing and shoving each other to get through. It really is not nice.

  5. Calibishi Warrior
    May 5, 2017

    Courntey Pine!! .. Honestly I don’t know how the DDA does this . Performers at this festival year after year are top line, world class and must be the envy of a lot of jazz festivals worldwide. from Andy Narell to Monty Alexander now arguably the best European jazz saxophonist of his generation. I can’t wait. Well done Mr Piper and team

  6. fan
    May 5, 2017

    hope this is not all!it is really getting more popular hence the reason for more acts ,please

  7. Clergy Man
    May 5, 2017

    Great, but who ever wrote this could have simply talked to a local musician before press time and they would learn that a Dominican musician from Soufriere is one of Courtney’s favorite guitarists Camron Pierre who will be on stage with him.

  8. May 5, 2017

    Splendid. Soon, throngs of people from Europe will come to patronize this event.

    • Me
      May 8, 2017

      They would Carlton if it were not so damned difficult and expensive to get here.

  9. May 5, 2017

    Keeps getting bigger and better, when will the official list of performers be out?

  10. Me
    May 5, 2017

    Fantastic! I will be coming as long as the government does not hijack the event for poltical propaganda under the guise of sponsorship.

    • Man bite dogs
      May 5, 2017

      @ Me, why is it you workers lots can’t stop talking dog crap and nasty just for once?

      • Me
        May 8, 2017

        Come on,! What can be nastier than a a man who bites a dog?

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