Usain Bolt To Join Jamaica Jazz Fest For NYC Kick-Off


CARIBPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 25, 2009: The world`s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will join the producers of the annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival next Tuesday for a New York City kick-off of the festival and an announcement of his 9.58 charity concert.

The working media-only event is set for a popular New York City Club on Tuesday September 29th from 7-9 p.m. The triple Olympian will be joined by his manager, Norman Peart, to announce details of his mega-charity concert.

The two day series of activities will end with a one-of-a-kind Super Party on December 5, 2009  at Richmond Estate in St Ann, Jamaica. The party will be a way to raise funds for charity and community activities.

The event is also being produced by Turn Key Productions, the producers of the annual Jazz & Blues Festival. Turn Key’s Walter Elmore will discuss plans for the 2010 festival and reveal some of the artists set to perform at the January 28-30th event in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Also set to attend the launch, presented by the Jamaica Tourist Board, are musicians, Jon Secada, Cat Coore and Monty Alexander. 

The festival, which since its introduction in 1996 was known as the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, has attracted thousands of patrons from the USA, Europe, the Caribbean and Jamaica. International artistes that have performed at the festival include Alicia Keys, Kenny Rogers, Norah Jones, Julio Iglesias, Roberta Flack, Lou Rawls, Dionne Warwick, India Arie, Nancy Wilson, Earth Wind and Fire, Kenny G., Michael McDonald, Gladys Knight, Kool & the Gang, Al Jarreau, Branford Marsalis, Brian McKnight Harry Belafonte, Babyface, Stephanie Mills, George Benson, Erykah Badu, Gladys Knight, Michael Bolton, and many more.  And to bring the Jamaican flavor, well-known names such as  Ziggy Marley, Morgan Heritage, Third World, Toots Hibbert, Shaggy, Sean Paul  Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Monty Alexander, Ritchie Stephens and many other Jamaican talents have made their mark on the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues stage.

This year the festival is again being presented by key title sponsor, the Jamaica Tourist Board.

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