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The 2009 Barbados Jazz Festival Kicks Off the Winter Season



Tickets are now on sale for all-star performances including British singing sensation James Blunt and Grammy winning American Jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater

(BRIDGETOWN, Barbados), November 19, 2008 – Joining the all-star lineup for the 16th Annual Barbados Jazz Festival is British folk singer and songwriter James Blunt, who will dazzle the crowds with his soulful ballads.  In addition to Blunt, this year’s event running from January 12-18, 2009 will feature a wide range of both contemporary and classic jazz vocalists including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Harvey Mason, David Burnett, Angie Stone and the BCC Jazz Project, among others.  Ticket prices start at $25 USD ($50 BDS) per person.  Attendees can purchase a full season pass to all performances, (excluding The Crane dinner set), for $235 USD ($470 BDS).  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit  For information on Barbados, visit

The festival will be staged across some of Barbados’ most picturesque and enchanting locations around the island, including: the Sunbury Plantation House; Heritage Park/The Rum Factory; Garfield Sobers Complex; and Farley Hill National Park.  In addition, Errol Ince will headline a special dinner set at The Crane Resort & Residences on Thursday evening, January 15, 2009. 


The 2009 schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, January 12th – 8 pm:  Sunbury Plantation House, St. Philip -- $40

Featuring Harvey Mason and Diana Jarrett


Tuesday, January 13th – 8 pm:  Heritage Park/The Rum Factory, St. Philip -- $25   

Featuring David Burnett


Wednesday, January 14th – 8 pmGarfield Sobers Complex, St. Michael -- $75

Featuring James Blunt and Kite

Thursday, January 15th – 8 pm:  Dinner Set at The Crane Resort & Residences, St. Philip -- $100

Featuring Errol Ince

Friday, January 16th – 8 pm:  Location TBD -- $40

Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater


Saturday, January 17th – 12 NoonFarley Hill National Park, St. Peter -- $40

Featuring Angie Stone, Glenn Lewis and Nexcyx


Sunday, January 18th – 1 pmFarley Hill National Park, St. Peter -- $40

Featuring Chrisette Michele, Hilario Duran and BCC Jazz Project


The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experience with its exceptionally rich culture and history rooted in remarkable landscapes, including The Crane beach, St. Philips, voted one of the world’s sexiest beaches for 2008 by  Barbados is the first and only Zagat-rated Caribbean island with numerous internationally renowned chefs who masterfully put signature spins on local delicacies and traditions. Barbados is also an ideal stage for world-class events and has hosted numerous athletic championships, including the ICC Cricket World Cup Final 2007 and the 2006 PGA World Golf Championship-The Barbados World Cup. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and vi
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