Montego Bay, Jamaica (Nov. 16, 2014) – Jamaica is in for a high impact performance like no other, when R&B icon, Charlie Wilson
takes the stage at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, scheduled for Jan. 29—31, 2015 at the Trelawny Stadium. This will mark his first appearance at one of most anticipated event on Jamaica’s music calendar.
“We are extremely pleased to have Charlie Wilson on our line-up
for 2015”, says Festival Producer, Walter Elmore. “He is known to put on an amazing show and Jamaica Jazz and Blues fans can expect him to deliver an unforgettable performance”.
A seven-time Grammy nominee, Charlie Wilson has been critically-acclaimed around the world
for his live performance with sold-out shows in the United States, France and the UK. His numerous awards and accolades include a BET Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 which will long be remembered as one of the finest tributes ever paid to a legend. Wilson has commanded center stage since his days as the lead vocalist for the GAP Band ("Outstanding," "You Dropped A Bomb On Me"). As a solo artist he has topped the Billboard charts with numerous hits including "Charlie, Last Name Wilson," "Magic," "There Goes My Baby," "Can't Live Without You," "You Are," "Life of the Party" and "My Love Is All I Have."
In addition to his success as a solo artist, Wilson has
collaborated with numerous chart-topping artists and producers including Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly, Kanye West, Jamie Foxx, Fantasia, T. Pain, Justin Timberlake and 2 Chainz.
With a repertoire of countless hit songs,
Jamaica Jazz and Blues audiences can expect to be taken on a thrilling journey by this musical maestro.
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About the Festival
- The Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is the Caribbean’s Premier Music Festival
and one of the most anticipated events on Jamaica’s entertainment calendar.
- 2015 will be
its 19th year.
- Featured in two (2) HBO documentary specials:
One Love-Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2011 and Where the Music is Always Alive - Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival 2012, which was aired to over 300 million viewers in over 23 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America.
- The Festival welcomes over 25,000 patrons
each year, including over 6000 visitors to the island of Jamaica.
- The Festival is usually held the last weekend in January
and encompasses a range of music genres including Jazz, R&B, Blues, Pop, Latin, Reggae, Soca, and various types of musical fusions.
- Past performers include:
Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Air Supply, Norah Jones, Hall & Oates, Maroon 5, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Anita Baker, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Maxi Priest, Babyface, Joss Stone, Monty Alexander, Billy Ocean, Chaka Khan, Mary J Blige, Dionne Warwick, Estelle, George Benson, Smokey Robinson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jill Scott, Brian McKnight, Julio Iglesias, Robin Thicke, among others.
- 2012 – headliner was Celine Dion for her first performance
in the Caribbean and on a festival stage.