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Saint Lucia is expected to once again command world attention when the historic 20th Edition of the renowned Saint Lucia Jazz sounds off in two weeks time. Main organizer the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB) is reveling in the
keen interest being expressed by hundreds of potential patrons as exemplified by early tickets sales. Press coverage has also been extensive in the major markets and the 2011 lineup has come in for high praise.

SLTB officials say even with constant innovation, top rated performers and significant improvements in the event, they have aimed to keep ticket prices affordable. Director of Tourism Louis Lewis says, “This deliberate policy coupled with Early Bird Specials and other discount packages, have allowed as many patrons as possible to participate in the experience of Saint Lucia Jazz.”

Louis says “as we move deeper into the final month, production activities, media engagements and other preparatory work for Saint Lucia Jazz are to reach a fever pitch.” According to him, “the festival has received significant exposure in the international media and so we are anticipating a good turnout this year.”

Saint Lucia Jazz 2011 features a slew of Grammy winning and nominated artistes. Headlined by nine (9) time Grammy winner John Legend, other names include pop idol R&B sensation Trey Songz, Chuck Brown, Regina Carter, Maceo Parker, Carimi and Morgan Heritage and includes accomplished acts like Jazz fusion quartet Yellowjackets, violinist Regina Carter, Saint Lucian saxophonist Augustin ‘Jab’ Duplessis, saxophonist Maceo Parker , Hatian Creole Band Carimi, African vocalist Angelique Kidjo, Saint Lucian vocalist Mervyn Wilkison, Jamaican reggae band Morgan Heritage, and many more.
Wednesday May 04, 2011
7:00 pm Gaiety On
Rodney Bay Ledisi , Regina Carter, Allison Marquis & Eclectic Pan Jazz US $40.00
XCD $100.00

Thursday May 05, 2011
7:00 pm Gaiety On
Rodney Bay Sixun , Augustin “Jab” Duplessis featuring Derede Williams,Bad Ass Brass US $40.00
XCD $100.00
Friday May 06, 2011
8:00pm Pigeon Island Morgan Heritage  Carimi, Angelique Kidjo, Mervyn Wilkinson US $60.00
XCD $150.00

Saturday May 7, 2011
4:00 pm Pigeon Island Trey Songz , Maceo Parker,Yellowjackets, Taj Weekes US $70.00
XCD $175.00

Sunday May 8, 2011
2:00 pm Pigeon Island John Legend , Chuck Brown, Mike Stern w/ Richard Bona, Saint Lucia Collective  Anacaona US $70.00
XCD $175.00

Michael Schivo Presents, celebrating 45 years as Nevada’s premier Pop, Rock and Jazz concert promoter, has again teamed up with KJLH RADIO FREE and KTWV THE WAVE IN LOS ANGELES AND THE OASIS 105.7 AND POWER 88 IN LAS VEGAS to co-sponsor the 19th Annual Las Vegas City of Lights Jazz & R&B Festival, Saturday, April 30th and Sunday May 1st 2011.

By popular demand the Festival will remain at its new location at Government Amphitheater. Government Amphitheater according to producer Michael Schivo “has superior sightlines and a sound system will deliver the jazz attendee the great experience they deserve. Also parking is improved and is easily accessible to the venue. As well as there are 2 new restroom areas and increased space for the Vendor Village.” Government Amphitheater is located very close to Downtown Las Vegas and closer to the Las Vegas Strip than past festivals for convenience when staying in a hotel.

The new Festival sight has a much more of a professional feeling and intimate synergy revered by the festival patrons. The site also has many shade trees and a Pavilion also offering shade.

The Jazz Festival is Saturday April 30th from 1.00 pm to 10:00 pm. and The R&B Festival is Sunday May 1st from 2.00pm to 8.00 pm.

As usual, the Jazz Festival has been booked with handpicked musicians to entertain throughout the day and night. Jazz and R&B artists performing on Saturday April 30th will include the hottest comeback artist vocalist in R&B today and Grammy nominated for 201o vocalist of the year, EL DE BARGE, the legendary jazz/funk orchestrations of MACEO PARKER who was James Brown’s Musical Conductor for decades, the Bluesy Jazz of guitarist NICK COLIONNE, the Philadelphia groove of PIECES OF DREAM, soul singer PHIL PERRY, SKIP MARTIN OF THE DAZZ BAND AND KOOL AND THE GANG.

On Sunday the Line up thus far is hot R &B Grammy Nominated vocalists KEM as well as LEDISI and the super groves and also Grammy nominated vocalists DWELLE Grammy nominated hot new female singer N’DAMBI.

“These artists performing each night are the finest collection of acts we have ever had at the 19 year old festival” states producer Michael Schivo

For more information about the City of Lights Jazz Festival, call 702-228-3780 or visit the official website at www.yourjazz.com.