Faced with the need to increase the numbers of passengers travelling to the island, Allen Chastenet, the then Vice President of Air Jamaica envisioned an event that would solve his problem by encouraging visitors to come to Jamaica.
Enlisting the support of well established and experienced producer Walter Elmore, he put together a team and in November 1996, with an audience of 1,500 persons, the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival was born overlooking the sea, on the beautiful lawns of the historic Rose Hall Great House. Over the next three years, the Festival presented a variety of exceptional musicians including George Benson, Erykah Badu, Najee, The Isley Brothers, Black Uhuru and many more.
30th January to 1st February 2014
Visit the website http://jamaicajazzandblues.com