St. Croix Blue Bay Jazz Fest 2008

From November 19th to the 23rd Frederiksted is going to be filled with “all that New York Jazz” for St. Croix Blue Bay Jazz Fest 2008. Jazz enthusiasts will experience a sampling of nationally-acclaimed musicians, including Pete Escovedo and Tito Puente, Jr., during the 2nd annual Jazz Fest which takes place on Fort Frederik Beach. The concerts will include performances by local Crucians, as well as cuisine by Caribbean vendors, arts and crafts activities, street entertainment and mocko jumbie dancers.
Schedule

Wednesday, November 19, 2008:
Fort Frederik Beach – 7:30pm
Steve Simon Band, Sherrie R. Bias, Rolando Briceno

Thursday, November 20, 2008:
Fort Frederik Beach – 7:30pm
V.I. Rhythm Section, Louis Taylor Quartet, James “Blood” Ulmer, Rashied Ali Quintet

Friday, November 21, 2008:
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts – 12:00pm
Mingle with the Artist Luncheon, $20, Special Guest: Tito Puente, Jr.

Friday, November 21, 2008:
Fort Frederik Beach – 8:00pm
VI Rhythm Section, Rhythmix Band, Nathan Lucas Quartet, Tito Puente, Jr.

Saturday, November 22, 2008:
Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts – 12:00pm
Mingle with the Artist Luncheon, $20, Special Guest: Pete Escovedo

Saturday, November 22, 2008:
Fort Frederik Beach – 8:00pm
Eddie Russell Quelbe/Latin/Jazz Band, Willie Martinez Y Familia, Pete Escovedo Orchestra

Sunday, November 23, 2008:

V.I. Rhythm Section, Open Mic, All musicians and singers are invited to participate.

*Local artists: Blackness, Malcolm, Liz, Regina, Belgrave, Pikey, and many others.

Luncheons:
Friday and Saturday @ Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts 12pm-2pm. Tickets:$20 available at : Applause in Sunny Isle (340-778-9301), Blue Moon (340-772-2222), FEDA office (340-773-3332) and Smith’s Ferry (340-775-7292) in St. Thomas

Shows are free! VIP seating is available however: VIP Tent (same ticket outlets as above): $50 per night for Wednesday and Thursday nights, $75 per night for Friday and Saturday nights, or $150 for ALL 4 nights.

For more information and to read Artist bios visit: http://www.stcroixbluebayjazzfestival.com.

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