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Cayman holidays to Enjoy 2009 Jazz Fest with Alicia Keys

Cayman Islands' 5th Annual Jazz Festival will be taking place next December 2009, from the 3rd to the 5th. For this year's line-up they have managed to book an array of jazz legends including 9 times Grammy Awards winner soul songstress, Alicia Keys!

Cayman holidays to Enjoy 2009 Jazz Fest with Alicia Keys

The Cayman Jazz Festival, which has been bringing quality musical entertainment to Cayman holidays over the last few years, is now on its 5th year running and to celebrate its 5th anniversary they have invited world- famous jazz piano artist, R&B soul songstress and 9 times Grammy winner Alicia Keys, who will be performing at the closing of the festival.

Ms Keys will be at the 5th Cayman Jazz Festival to perform her extremely popular signature style of singing and jazz piano on the final night of the 6th festival on 5 December.

When Tourism Minister Hon. Charles Clifford made the announcement for the 3-5 December event he declared:

“The signing of Ms Keys, who is at the top of her game and launching a new album this year, along with the other seasoned international performers, takes Cayman jazz fest to the next level and should prove to be a big draw for visitors and local residents,”

“This coupled with the fact that we are only just in May and our travel packages are already in place; will enable us to get an early start on promoting the festival in order to maximise visitation."

Enforcing the idea of bringing local tourism and inviting jazz lovers from all over the world to take some winter Caribbean holidays in the Cayman Islands, additional performers include two-time Oscar and Grammy award winner Peabo Bryson, smooth jazz saxophonist and singer Kirk Whalum and popular R&B and soul singer Keith Sweat.

“Local artists will also be confirmed in June giving them greater time to prepare their performances for what is shaping up as Cayman’s best jazz fest ever. I can assure everyone that jazz fest this year will be an amazing event.”

The Acting Director of Tourism, Shomari Scott said the Department of Tourism is finalising the finishing touches and arranging rest of the line-up making sure that additional updates will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Cayman Jazz Fest is a partnership between the Department of Tourism and BET Event Productions:

“This is a big year for BET and Cayman. BET is launching a new network in October called Centric, which will be distributed in 45 million homes and with Alicia Keys as headliner for this year’s event, the Cayman Islands and Alicia will be a prominent part of our Channel launch,” said Paxton Baker of BET.

“Our television campaign will be extensive including a partnership with Alicia’s record label to promote the Cayman Islands, the festival and Alicia’s 2009 CD release.”

Running from the 3-5 December 2009, this year’s 5th Cayman Jazz Festival is a great excuse to escape for some winter sunshine on soulful Caribbean holidays.

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