A Jamaican Jazz Legend in Los Angeles

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Jamaica’s award-winning jazz legend, Monty Alexander, will travel to Los Angeles for a show this November. Alexander, whose music explores the bridge between American jazz, popular song, and the music of his native Jamaica, will […]


How to Hear Jazz — Free — in the Dominican Republic

By Dana Niland CJ Contributor The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate five nights of free concerts November 4-8 in the towns of Santiago Sosúa, Puerto Plata, and Cabarete. The event is slated to host Grammy Award-winning artists, and […]


In Miami, Mixing Jazz and Salsa

Above: the Frost Salsa Orchestra By the Caribbean Journal staff MIAMI — It’s one of the Caribbean’s great art forms: salsa, and thanks to the efforts of one orchestra it’s finding a home with another of the hemisphere’s major genres: […]


Curaçao Adding New Music Festival

Above: Curaçao (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curaçao’s North Sea Jazz Festival has grown into one of the Caribbean’s leading music festivals. Now, the island is looking to build on its success with another festival: the Curaçao International […]

Robin Thicke, Jimmy Cliff to Headline St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

Above: Robin Thicke By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstars including Robin Thicke and Jimmy Cliff will be among those headlining this year’s St Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. The event, now in its 24th year, begins April 25 with […]

Jennifer Hudson Set to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience

Above: Jennifer Hudson By the Caribbean Journal staff Music superstar Jennifer Hudson is set to headline the Tobago Jazz Experience this year, organizers announced. Hudson will lead a lineup that includes Jill Scott, Kool and the Gang and Miguel, among […]


Haiti Set for Jazz Festival

Above: last year’s festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The ninth edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival begins Saturday in Haiti’s capital. The weeklong festival includes artists from Haiti, the wider Caribbean and the world, including legendary Haitian group […]

Tessanne Chin, Barrington Levy to Headline St Lucia Jazz Festival

Above: Tessanne Chin By the Caribbean Journal staff “The Voice” winner Tessanne Chin and reggae star Barrington Levy will be headlining this year’s edition of the St Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Jamaica’s Chin and Levy will be joined by […]

At New York's Blue Note, Combining the Worlds of Jazz and Reggae

Above: the Blue Note By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican jazz legend Monty Alexander will be launching a series of collaborative shows at the Blue Note in New York City next month, aiming to bring together the worlds of jazz […]


Prince Signs On For Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

Above: the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival in 2012 By the Caribbean Journal staff Music legend Prince has joined a host of performers signed on for this year’s Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival. The event, which begins at Piscadera Bay […]

Hugh Masekela's Trinidad Odyssey

Above: Hugh Masekela By the Caribbean Journal staff Jazz legend Hugh Masekela is departing Trinidad and Tobago after spending three weeks in the country recording a new album. The new work will be rooted in Calypso. Masekela, a native of […]

CJ Pick: The Taste of Piano in San Juan

Above: Carli’s Fine Bistro & Piano (CJ Photo) OLD SAN JUAN is a snapshot of a different time — it’s the oldest portion of Puerto Rico’s capital and one of the best representations of colonial architecture in the Caribbean. Today, […]


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