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Jazz it up in Barbados

Barbados is looking to up the ante with a dazzling line-up of international performers, including singing legend (in some peoples eyes) Lionel Richie and musician Jill Scott, who will add to the make-up of the thirteenth Annual Barbados Jazz Festival. There is penned to be an assortment of music for every taste, from up and coming talent to jazz purists. The festival is scheduled for January 9-15, 2006.

he jazz bash will be staged at various locations, among them the historic Sunbury Plantation House, Heritage Park, set in a rum Factory, the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium and the lush and breezy Farley Hill National Park. It’s the perfect time to explore this leading Caribbean destination.Ê
The key performers this year are:Ê Lionel Richie, Jill Scott, Arturo Tappin, Roy Hargrove & Roberta Gambarini, Art Work & Wayne Willock, Norman Brown, Cindy Alexander, boney James, Gary Davis Band and the Cuban Jazz All-Stars.

An example pricing follows:
Headliner: Lionel Richie.
Friday, January 13, 8:00 pm: Garfield Sobers Gymnasium - US$100.00.
Season tickets are available for US$250.00, excluding the Dinner Set, with tickets purchasable through the Jazz Festival Web site at