Barbados Jazz Festival 2007
This is the leading Jazz event in the Caribbean region with top jazz artists from around the world performing at various venues across the island. This year 2007 sees performances from 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 canopy of the mahogany forest 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 – 8:00pm Terrence Blanchard & Robert Glasper at Sunbury Plantation House, St. Philip – tickets cost $60BDS.
January 9th – 8:00pm Hal Linton/David ‘Ziggy’ Walcott at Heritage Park/The Rum Factory, St. Philip – tickets cost $50.00BDS
January 10th – 8:00pm Macy Gray/Marissa Lindsay at Garfield Sobers Auditorium, Wildey, St. Michael – tickets cost $140BDS
January 11th – 8:00pm Dinner Set: Featuring Karen “The Lady In Red” Briggs at The Crane Resort & Residences, St. Philip – tickets are all sold out.
January 12th – 8:00pm Anita Baker: In Concert at Garfield Sobers Auditorium, Wildey, St. Michael – tickets cost $200BDS
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 1:00pm onwards – Ruben Studdard / Will Downing / Goapele at Farley Hill National Park, St. Peter – tickets cost $60BDS.