Jazz n’ Creole returns May 1; St. Lucian Teddyson John, four Dominican female artistes, already onboard

(L-R) Teddyson John, Shalina, Marsha, Starsha and Tasha P

The Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) will host its 11th Edition of Jazz n’ Creole this year after a two-year absence.

The event carded for May 1st at Fort Shirley, Cabrits National Park, was officially launched last week.

Acting Festivals & Events Manager, Samantha Letang who was addressing the ceremony, said the line-up for Jazz n’ Creole will showcase a diverse and interesting set of artistes that are sure to entice and please the patrons and followers of the event both locally, regionally and further afield.

“This year we are going to have two main foreign artistes and we are pleased to announce that the first foreign act that will be gracing our shores for Jazz n’ Creole 2022 is Teddyson John out of St Lucia,” she stated. “We are equally excited to welcome on stage with us, the JSJ trio out of Guadeloupe.”

According to Letang, the DDA has an amazing line-up of local artistes, the 1st four women artistes dubbed Femme 4 for the event this year. They are Shalina, Starsha, Marsha and Tasha P.

“We’re thrilled at being able to host the 11th edition of Jazz n’Creole 2022 after a two-year absence and especially after longing for our cultural events that once brought us all together,” Destination Marketing Manager of DDA, Kimberly King stated…“This year we have successfully piloted special events during what is traditionally the Carnival period and have now made the responsible decision to open up for more events.”

She  anticipates that hosting events will attract more visitors to the island whether friends and family or leisure visitors

The event which has been well received each year, is positioned, according to King, to mobilize Dominicans to the Portsmouth area, supporting the staycation initiative and to attract visitors from the French West Indies, the wider Caribbean and the Dominican community residing abroad.

Jazz n’ Creole this year is expected to he held on Sunday May 1st from 2:00PM to 9:00PM.

Tickets cost $250 for VIP; the grounds experience is $150 and children aged 12 to 18 will pay $75 to enter.

Visit the Discover Dominica Authority Office in Roseau. Plus, get a limited 20% discount on the grounds experience starting April 14th 2022.

Tickets can be purchased at https://shop.access767.com/shop/dfc/

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5 Comments

  1. Tell Dem
    May 6, 2022

    Cameron Pierre is arguably the only legitimate jazz musician from these shores and he now resides in Dominica, somehow the organizers didn’t find it necessary to book him for their jazz festival…Interesting

  2. Lab rat
    April 21, 2022

    Two years there have been no jazz and creole and this inept labor party government have failed the Portsmouth people again by refusing to remove all these unsightly stones at the side of the road leading to the cabritts. Magwaysa.
    Remember first impression is everything.

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  3. Roger Burnett
    April 18, 2022

    As a passionate lover of all genres of jazz, from the early 20th century to the present day, I find it difficult to relate to the content of Jazz n’ Creole.

    It might be Reggae, Afrobeats, Soca or Bouyon, but it is certainly not jazz in the accepted sense of the term. Furthermore, it does not relate to the the Creole influence in jazz.

    The name of the event might be a crowd puller, but it is nevertheless a misnomer.

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    • Just Asking
      April 25, 2022

      The number of real Jazz artists the world over I can’t believe they are unable to find a good trio at least. Even I can find them real Jazz artists that are affordable and would jump at this gig just to be in Dominica. What’s the deal, who do they talk to?

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