Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival 2019

Jamaica Jazz Blues Festival, Billy Ocean 2010 - Photo by: jamaicajazzandblues.com
Jamaica Jazz Blues Festival, Billy Ocean 2010
Photo by: jamaicajazzandblues.com
Montego Bay is the second city (by size) in Jamaica. The city that is located on North West of the island holds every year, a jazz and blues unique festival.

 

This is one of the most famous and leading event in the world. During the festival’s days, more than 30,000 enthusiastic music lovers reach the place to listen and watch the performances of jazz and blues artists and Jamaica’s most popular bands worldwide.

Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.

 

This is a wonderful event and the premiere music festival in the Caribbean.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Jamaica Jazz and Blues Office
Half Moon Village
Tel: (876) 953-8282

Country Information

Capital:
Kingston
Currency:
Jamaican dollar (JMD)
Voltage and Frequency:
110V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+1-876
Time Zone:
UTC-5
Language:
English, patois English
Location:
Caribbean, island in the Caribbean Sea, south of Cuba.
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Jamaica Tourist Board 64 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5, Jamaica W.I. Phone : +1-876 929-9200 - 19 Fax : +1-876 929-9375
Climate:
Tropical; hot, humid; temperate interior
Jamaica background and overview
The island - discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1494 - was settled by the Spanish early in the 16th century. The native Taino Indians, who had inhabited Jamaica for centuries, were gradually exterminated, replaced by African slaves. England siezed the island in 1655 and a plantation economy - based on sugar, cocoa, and coffee - was established. The abolition of slavery in 1834 freed a quarter million slaves, many of which became small farmers. Jamaica gradually obtained increasing independence from Britain, and in 1958 it joined other British Caribbean colonies in forming the Federation of the West Indies. Jamaica gained full independence when it withdrew from the federation in 1962. Deteriorating economic conditions during the 1970s led to recurrent violence as rival gangs created by the major political parties evolved into powerful organized crime networks involved in international drug smuggling and money laundering. The cycle of violence, drugs, and poverty has served to impoverish large sectors of the populace. Nonetheless, many rural and resort areas remain relatively safe and contribute substantially to the economy.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
1-876
Longitude:
-77.916667°
Latitude:
18.46667°

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  • Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival

    I was taken aback in 2013 when I went to this festival. The atmosphere, the excitement, the unity both this and Rebel Salute was second to non. I loved it and it took the death of my dad who was a Jamaican (2 years today infact) for me to ever heard of such a great event. I have taken the time off work here in London UK because I have told EVERYONE I will be going again in 2015. Well done to Jamaica for hosting theses Festivals. Thank you

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