Barbados Jazz Festival 2007
This is the leading Jazz event in the Caribbean region, with top jazz artists worldwide performing at various venues across the island. This year 2007 sees Terrence Blanchard & Robert Glasper, Hal Linton & David ‘Ziggy’ Walcott, Macy Gray & Marissa Lindsay, Karen Briggs, Anita Baker, Arturo Sandoval & Arturo Tappin & Stanley Clarke, Ruben Studdard & Will Downing & Goapele.
One of the highlights of this festival is the two-day open-air concert held at Farley Hill National Park. Farley Hill was once the home to the stateliest Mansion House in Barbados. It was owned by an English planter, Sir Graham Briggs; here, he entertained King George V in 1879 on his visit to Barbados.
The film ‘Island in the Sun’ was filmed there in 1965, sadly later on that year, the house was destroyed by fire. In 1966 when Barbados gained its independence, Queen Elizabeth II officially opened Farley Hill as a National Park.
Here, jazz resounds across the ‘hill’ while spectators enjoy the music from under the mahogany forest’s canopy that graces Farley Hill. The walls of the house still stand and are used as a stunning backdrop for the stage. Two glorious days of picnicking fun – an event not to be missed!
Schedule for the Barbados Jazz Festival 2007
January 8th – 8:00 pm Terrence Blanchard & Robert Glasper at Sunbury Plantation House, St. Philip – tickets cost $60BDS.
January 9th – 8:00 pm Hal Linton/David ‘Ziggy’ Walcott at Heritage Park/The Rum Factory, St. Philip – tickets cost $50.00 BDS.
January 10th – 8:00 pm Macy Gray/Marissa Lindsay at Garfield Sobers Auditorium, Wildey, St. Michael – tickets cost $140 BDS.
January 11th – 8:00 pm Dinner Set: Featuring Karen “The Lady In Red” Briggs at The Crane Resort & Residences, St. Philip – tickets are all sold out.
January 12th – 8:00 pm Anita Baker: In Concert at Garfield Sobers Auditorium, Wildey, St. Michael – tickets cost $200 BDS.
January 13th from 12:00 noon onwards – Arturo Sandoval / Arturo Tappin / Stanley Clarke
At Farley Hill National Park, St. Peter – tickets cost $60BDS
January 14th from 1:00 pm onwards – Ruben Studdard / Will Downing / Goapele at Farley Hill National Park, St. Peter – tickets cost $60BDS.