Jazz in the South performances have this year been consolidated into a single concert that will take place at the popular Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie on Sunday 4 May.

As in previous years, Labowi Promotions will feature an exciting blend of Creole Jazz. The line-up includes an original collaboration between two talented young keyboard players from the South of Saint Lucia, Gregory Privat’s quintet from Martinique, and the Jazz Racine Project of Guadeloupean Jacques Schwarz-Bart, with Etienne Charles on trumpet and “Prince of Haitian Roots Music” Erol Josué on vocals. Jazz in the South will on 4 May offer its usual blend of quality Caribbean music, local food, arts and crafts, and relaxing atmosphere.

In addition to its main concert on Sunday 4 May, Jazz in the South will, as usual, offer a number of training and educational opportunities. This will include a dance and music workshop conducted by Haitian Erol Josué, looking at the link between voodoo culture, artistic tradition and new forms of cultural expression, as well as a master class that will be conducted by saxophonist Jacques Schwarz-Bart at the Saint Lucia School of Music. A workshop will also be organised for the benefit of music teachers in the South of the island. In addition, a new feature of Jazz in the South this year will be a photographic exhibition of Caribbean jazz musicians.

Jazz in the South 2014

MAIN CONCERT, 3:00PM, 4 MAY 2014, RUDY JOHN BEACH PARK

 THE SHOMARI AND WENDELL JAZZ PROJECT

GRÉGORY PRIVAT AND THE CHILDREN OF CYPARIS

JACQUES SCHWARZ BART'S JAZZ RACINE HAITI, FEATURING EROL JOSUÉ 

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