Jazz n’ Creole 2017 slated for June 4

Patrons at Jazz n’ Creole last year

Organizers of the annual Jazz n’ Creole Festival are getting set to host the eighth edition of the event which is carded for Sunday, June 4 at the Cabrits National Park.

Marketing Executive at Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), Monique Jacob said this year the event is going to be no different than the years before.

“It’s going to be full of energy, full of life and a good lime for locals and visitors alike,” she stated. “This year the festival will be promoted regionally in our main markets as we did for Carnival and World Creole Music Festival because the interest in what Dominica has to offer is there and Jazz N’ Creole from year one with just about 600 patrons have exploded over the eight years and last year we had over 2,600 patrons at the Cabrits National Park.”

According to her, the organizers have realized that space at the Cabrits National Park can be a constraint and are already going through the process of deciding how to setup the stage and the area in order to ensure that patrons enjoy themselves the best they can.

She stated also that the organizers intend to have an international headliner and regional entertainment as well as local entertainers participating in the event.

Jacob stated further that the festival will also feature a series of fringe events beginning on Sunday, May, 28th through Saturday, June, 3rd.

“We have five partners confirmed already for having events throughout that week,” she revealed. “So we already have confirmed events for Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday…”

She said organizers are looking forward to having local and regional patrons attending and participating in the event.

Meantime, Jacob is encouraging persons to take the opportunity to visit Dominica to partake in the event as St Lucia will not be hosting its Jazz and Arts Festival this year.

“We have realized that St Lucia will not be hosting their Jazz Festival and we will be using the opportunity to encourage persons to come over to Dominica for a Jazz event in a national park, similar to what St Lucia has,” she stated. “We still will not be able to hit the type of event that St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is, but we will encourage persons from St Lucia and the region as a whole to come over to Dominica for our Jazz N’ Creole Festival.”

Organizers intend to launch the 8th Annual Jazz N’ Creole festival at the end of this month.

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  1. pedro
    March 14, 2017

    If Dominica wants to do better and want to really attract much more visitors including nationals overseas it has to do better planning. Not having the line up of artists at least 6 months before is not good business. We talk about places like St Lucia but still never learn. Most visitors need several months of planning head and obviously knowing who is on the cards far ahead is super important for that decision. Its not just about the locals who can easily get up and go.

  2. my take
    March 14, 2017

    Barbara Bully-Thomas, a Dominican currently residing in St. Lucia and a great jazz singer, should be on this year’s line up. Boo Hinkson sometimes accompanies her, what a fantastic combination.

    • Roger Burnett
      March 15, 2017

      I totally agree.

      She’s an incredibly good jazz singer (with an emphasis on jazz) sadly underrated in her own land.

  3. Jax....
    March 14, 2017

    Please do something about where the food & drink area is located. I am surprised no one has been hurt in the crush. People are being funnelled down narrow steps to get to the food area. It really is quite frightening. Everyone pushing and shoving to get through.

  4. A. George
    March 13, 2017

    Organisers are, the organiser is DNO… Subject Verb Agreement (and if we write day/month/year) then yes the ‘s’ should replace ‘z’ … #waitingfortheantigoodgrammarcomments

    • televangelists are false prophets
      March 15, 2017


  5. Calibishi Warrior
    March 13, 2017

    It is a bit misleading to say that St.Lucia will not have a Jazz festival. It used to be a 2 week music event which was not limited to Jazz. This year it will be 3 days (the length of most smaller Jazz festivals) and in mid May … Actually it will be a more direct competitor to our Jazz & Creole (which will be just 2 weeks later). I do hope that Jazz and Creole are projecting an attendance of closer to 300 at the Cabrits site. With prudent organisation it is perfectly possible. Really looking forward to June!!

    • Calibishi Warrior
      March 13, 2017

      I meant 3000 .. soz

  6. Sam
    March 13, 2017

    ‘to slate’ means ‘to criticize severely’. Perhaps you mean ‘carded’ or ‘scheduled’ ? Unless you are pre-empting the event’s review before the inevitable self-congratulatory back-slapping and self-praise, hailing it as a success ?

    • Dante Jones
      March 13, 2017

      Here’s a tip. When you look up definitions don’t just look at the first two results. Words can have several different meanings :lol: :lol:

    • anonymous
      March 13, 2017

      conduct further research please. It is correct.

    • pedro
      March 13, 2017

      From The Cambridge dictionary:
      Definition: schedule or expect to happen:
      E.g: The festival is slated to run here January 28th to February 7th.

    • Anonymous
      March 14, 2017

      To slate also means to schedule. :wink:

  7. televangelists are false prophets
    March 13, 2017

    has become a cess pool. over crowded, hot as hell. Haven’t been to that since 2012

  8. Just Saying
    March 13, 2017

    We want Chrycee from Saint Lucia this year! She is an amazing talented Jazz artists from right here in the OECS.

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