Jazz Fest: Teddyson John lived up to his name!

| May 9, 2013
Lissa Joseph

Lifestyle correspondent – Lissa Joseph

The St.Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival continued with its diverse offering Monday night entertaining the hundreds who flocked to the Rodney Bay Village. It was the second act for the St.Lucia Sound Stage.

After a hiatus, the event has made a come back, bigger and better. In keeping with the new direction of St.Lucia Jazz, Sound Stage presented local poets and dancers an opportunity to showcase their talents.

But the night really belonged to Groovy Soca King, Teddyson John, who continues to prove his worth. A versatile vocalist, John swooned the audience with ballads, reggae, soca and calypso.

Jazz Fest 2013 crowd

Expectant crowd at Jazz Fest 2013 opening. Photo courtesy Lissa Joseph

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival opened on April 30th at the Mindoo Phillip Park and encompassed a kaleidoscope of Caribbean music and artistry that featured performances from Jamaica’s Konshens, Haiti’s T- Vice, Trinidad and Tobago’s Kerwin Dubois & Benjai, and national acts Superman HD, Ricky T and Thygeson ‘Penn’ Joseph.

The festival’s main headliners include celebrated multiple Grammy-winner R Kelly, the O’jays, Brian Culbertson, The Jacksons, Akon, Tony Allen, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, David Rudder, Tito Puente Jr., Ginuwine and ACE Loctar.

PRESENTING sponsor for the 2013 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival is the Saint Lucia Tourist Board. PLATINUM sponsor is Digicel. GOLD sponsors are Heineken, Tropical Shipping, HTS, LUCELEC, Karib Cable, and The Wave. BRONZE sponsors are Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd, First Citizens, Cotton Bay Village, RBC Royal Bank and RBTT Bank Ltd, Radio Caribbean International, and Delta Airlines Inc. COLLATERAL sponsors are Hot FM, Radio St. Lucia, Kotex, Avis Rent a Car, Guy’s Car Rental, Exel Sign, Guardsman and Chairman’s Reserve.

For more information on the full lineup for Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2013 along with show dates, venues and ticket sales, log onto www.stluciajazz.org.

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia call  1-800 456-3984 , or  1-800 4STLUCIA  or visit www.saintlucianow.com.

Groovy Soca King, Teddyson John

Groovy Soca King, Teddyson John. Photo courtesy Lissa Joseph

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago.

The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes.

Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz festival.

Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia also is home to world class cruise and yachting facilities.

For more information, visit www.saintlucianow.com

Jazz Fest 2013

Warmed up crowd at Jazz Fest 2013 opening. Photo courtesy Lissa Joseph

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