The Haiti Jazz Festival, which will feature concerts in three venues in Port-au-Prince, is set to start on January 24 and run through the 31st. The lineup for this year’s event, the sixth in the festival’s history, is comprised of a pretty nice mixture of jazz, blues, Latin, and even Bossa Nova artists. The festival emphasizes its lineup’s diversity of genre, gender, and instruments by grouping performers in themed nights. Buyu Ambroise will launch this year’s Haiti Jazz Festival in his own inimitable style. The festival includes: Nano Garcia Jazz y Flamenco, Brandi Disterheft who has taken the world by storm since the release of her first album which won the 2008 Juno Award for Jazz album of the year, Alvin Atkinson, Akajou, Meddy Gerville, Tino Contreras, Beethova Obas, etc. The array of musicians will be joined by Reginald Polycard, long considered one of the finest Haitian jazz musicians of his generation. It is expected that hundreds of tourists from the Caribbean and the United States will attend the festival this year.
Stars Line-up for 2009 Haiti Jazz Festival
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