An All-Star Line-up Set to Perform at the Barbados Jazz Festival 2006

Bridgetown, Barbados – A dazzling line-up of international
performers, including the sensational Cuban Jazz All-Stars and musician Jill
Scott, make the Thirteenth Annual Barbados Jazz Festival a must for music lovers
of all ages. There is an assortment of music for every taste, from up and coming
talent to jazz purists. The festival is scheduled for January 9 — 15, 2006, and
will be staged at various locations, among them the historic Sunbury Plantation
House, Heritage Park, set in a rum Factory, the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium and
the lush and breezy Farley Hill National Park. It’s the perfect time to explore
this leading Caribbean destination.The key performers this year are: the Cuban Jazz All-Stars, Lionel Richie, Jill
Scott, Arturo Tappin, Roy Hargrove & Roberta Gambarini, Art Work & Wayne Willock,
Norman Brown, Cindy Alexander, Boney James, and Gary Davis Band. The schedule of
performances follows, with ticket prices in U.S. dollars:

Monday, January 9, 8:00 pm: Sunbury Plantation House – $30.00
Headliners: Roy Hargrove & Robert Gambarini

Tuesday, January 10, 8:00 pm: Heritage Park/The Rum Factory – $25.00
Headliners: Art Work & Wayne Willock

Wednesday, January 11, 8:00 pm: Garfield Sobers Gymnasium – $70.00
Headliner: Jill Scott

Thursday, January 12, 8:00pm: Colony Club Hotel, St. James – $100.00
Dinner Set

Friday, January 13, 8:00 pm: Garfield Sobers Gymnasium – $100.00
Headliner: Lionel Richie

Saturday, January 14, 12:00 pm: Farley Hill National Park – $25.00
Headliners: Norman Brown, Cindy Alexander, Arturo Tappin

Sunday, January 15, 1:00 pm: Farley Hill National Park – $25.00
Headliners: Boney James, Gary Davis Band, Cuban Jazz All-Stars

Season tickets are available for US$250.00, excluding the Dinner Set. Tickets
can be purchased through the Jazz Festival Web site at
, the official website of the Barbados
Jazz Festival where background on the artists and accommodation choices can be

For more information on Barbados and the Barbados Tourism Authority, please call
1-800-221-9831, or explore Barbados on-line at

Barbados, the most easterly of the Caribbean islands, is popular for its natural
beauty, its historic attractions, water sports, golf courses, fine dining and
incredible nightlife. The island is known for its warm, friendly people and wide
range of accommodations.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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