The Anguilla Tourist Board and BET Event Productions have announced the special performers for the Sixth Annual Tranquility Jazz Festival set to take place in the island paradise of Anguilla on November 6-9, 2008. The “Straight. No Chaser. Tranquility Jazz Festival” has earned a reputation as one of the Caribbean’s only true all jazz events and this year’s lineup is guaranteed to keep the tradition going.
The star-studded lineup will feature Patti Austin, the legendary and beloved performer, songwriter and vocalist; Trumpeter Christian Scott, one of the brightest new jazz stars; Tony winner and two time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dee Dee Brightwaters; saxophonist Dean Fraser, one of Jamaica's finest brass players; Michel Camilo, Grammy and two-time Latin Grammy Award winning pianist from the Dominican Republic, and Arturo Sandoval, one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugel horn, winner of 4 Grammy Awards, 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. They will be joined by a host of young, talented Anguillian musicians, ready to make their mark in the jazz world.
The festivities get underway on Thursday, November 6 at CuisinArt Resort & Spa with dinner and an intimate evening with Patti Austin. Friday swings in the daytime too, with “Jazz on the Parkway” a showcase of local and regional artists from 11:00am to 5:00pm presented by the National Bank of Anguilla. That night, the action moves to the festival’s main event venue, the Temenos Golf Club with headliners Arturo Sandoval and Christian Scott.
Saturday brings an exciting triple billing back at Temenos with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dean Fraser and Michel Camilo, and a set from local or regional performers.
Sunday provides the perfect send off to the weekend as the action takes to the beach at Sandy Ground for the traditional free finale with Dean Fraser and a host of local and regional performers.
Special packages are available island wide at a selection of luxury and affordable accommodations with options for land only and air/land offerings. All packages include festival tickets and are available at www.anguillajazz.org .
A sampling of land only packages include:
Three Nights: Anguilla Great House - $590.00; Sirena Resort & Villas - $590.00; Paradise Cove Resort - $600.00; Carimar Beach Club - $499.00; CuisinArt Resort & Spa - $1179.00 and Cap Juluca - $1185.00.
Four Nights: Anguilla Great House - $715.00; Sirena Resort & Villas - $715.00; Paradise Cove Resort - $720.00; Carimar Beach Club - $609.00; CuisinArt Beach Resort & Spa- $1350.00 and Cap Juluca - $1400.00.
Event sponsors include the National Bank of Anguilla, Anguilla Social Security Board, St. Regis Temenos, Tropical Shipping, Avis Apex, Digicel, American Express, CuisinArt Resort & Spa, Paradise Cove Resort and American Airlines’ American Eagle.
To learn more about Anguilla, call the Anguilla Tourist Board at 1-877-4 ANGUILLA or visit www.anguilla-vacation.com and www.anguillajazz.org .