Alicia Keys to headline 7th annual Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

It has been confirmed that Alicia Keys will be headlining the seventh annual Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival, scheduled for January 22 through 25, 2004. Ms. Keys will head the bill on Saturday, January 24, in a performance at Jamaica’s Cinnamon Hill Golf Course in Rose Hall, Montego Bay.  The singer’s new album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, has topped two of Billboard’s albums charts, with U.S. sales exceeding 618,000 units in the first week of release, according to Ms. Keys also holds the current top Billboard singles spot with her song, You Don’t Know My Name. Her debut album, Songs in A Minor, hit the stores to great acclaim in 2001, selling over seven million copies and garnering five Grammy awards, including the Best New Album and Best Song titles.The 2004 festival’s dazzling line-up of celebrity performers includes India.Arie, Nancy Wilson, Beres Hammond, Cassandra Wilson, Bobby Womack, Monty Alexander, Kenny Rogers, Michael McDonald and Omar Cunningham.The late Johnny Cash, who made a home in Montego Bay, will be honoured in a special tribute. The festival is now an enormously popular annual event, and offers an excellent opportunity to explore this leading Caribbean destination.Tickets are priced at US$45 per day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and $20 for the program on Sunday.