Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

Scheduled for January 22 through 25, 2004, the seventh annual Air Jamaica
Jazz & Blues Festival will feature a dazzling line-up of celebrity
performers. Among them are India.Arie, Nancy Wilson, Beres Hammond,
Cassandra Wilson, Bobby Womack, Monty Alexander, Kenny Rogers, Omar
Cunningham and Michael McDonald.

The location is the Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, named for the Jamaica home
of the late Johnny Cash, who will be honored in a special tribute. His
enchanting house is tucked away beside the lush courses in Rose Hall,
Montego Bay. The festival is now a popular annual event, and offers an
excellent opportunity to explore this leading Caribbean destination.

Enthusiastic about the growth of this major music festival, organizer
Walter Elmore commented, “Attendance has multiplied five times since the
festival launched in 1996 and we are attracting wonderful musicians to
participate. This year`s program is an exciting one, and we have visitor
bookings from all over the world. It`s a great time to be on-island.”

Tickets are priced at US$45 per day on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and
$20 for the program on Sunday. The schedule of performances follows, and
can be viewed at

Thursday, January 22 India.Arie, Nancy Wilson, Beres Hammond, Dean Frazer
and Frenz Friday, January 23 Elito Reve y su Charangon, Monty Alexander,
Bobby Womack and Kenny Rogers, plus a special musical tribute to the late
Johnny Cash Saturday, January 24 Cassandra Wilson, Omar Cunningham,
Michael McDonald and a special surprise artist Sunday, January 25 The
Fabulous Gospel Concert Additional sponsorship for this year`s festival is
provided by:—Jamaica Tourist Board—Jamaica Hotel and Tourist
Association—American Express—Jazziz magazine Value-Added Packages


Affordable, value-added, packages are offered by Air Jamaica Vacations,
making a visit to Jamaica for this upbeat festival a must for music
lovers. More information on packages is available from Air Jamaica
Vacations at 1-800-LOVEBIRD and online at; or call your travel agent.

Details of upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in
Jamaica are posted on the Jamaica Tourist Board Web site at JTB can be reached toll-free at
1-800-233-4JTB (1-800-233-4582). Air Jamaica editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire