The luscious Caribbean island of St. Lucia will be jazzed up come May 1st -9th, when award winning music artists will fly over to jam in the sun for the festival St. Lucia Jazz.

The sun will be beating on the golden sand and sparkling blue waters, next to a stage showcasing the likes of Neyo, Jean-Luc Ponty, Laura Izibor, Shaggy, and many more.

The highlight of the festival will be the successful soulful singer Corinne Bailey Rae, who will take to the stage on 8th May performing phenomenal tracks from her album ‘The Sea,’ and debut album – which sold over 4 million copies.

Described as “very strategic and targeted” by Saint Lucia’s Minister of Tourism, Senator Allen Chastanet, the St. Lucia Jazz festival is said to appeal to a wide sector of the visiting public.

St. Lucia Jazz will be marking its 19th anniversary this year and with the vibrant Caribbean festival attracting some of the biggest names in the music industry and thousands of jazz fans, it is one of the top five festivals around the world.

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Words by Melissa Lewars.