(Jamaica Observer) The Jamaican entertainment calendar is scheduled to get a lot busier come January next year, as the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is set to make a return, albeit virtually.
The event — which has been on hiatus for the past four years — has been licensed to Florida-based Adrian Allen of Steady Image Media Group in partnership with local marketer and event producer Marcia McDonnough of Touchstone Productions, and will be staged over three nights from January 28 to 30.
Allen explained that having been part of the festival’s staging for 12 years, he decided to take the step to execute the festival in order to fill the void on the local musical calendar.
“Marcia and I have been involved with Jazz over the years and we just decided to take the step and execute this year’s event. The most difficult part is that we have to work to bring back a festival which has not been held for a number of years. But on the flip side, staging events is what we have been doing for the past 12 to 13 years, so it was right up out alley. We understand the brand and know what people want,” he told the Jamaica Observer.