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Why Maroon 5 Is Coming to Curaçao

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The world-famous Maroon 5 and frontman Adam Levine are coming to Curaçao this summer for the island’s annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival. Maroon 5 will join a star-studded lineup that already includes Ozuna, Gladys …

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Jazz at Lincoln Center to Team With Saint Lucia Jazz Festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the biggest names in the world of jazz is partnering with the Caribbean’s leading jazz festival. This year’s Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will be produced in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center. This …

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Haiti’s Must-Visit Jazz Festival

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s become one of the Caribbean’s leading music festivals — and now the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival is at it again. The week-long PAPJAZZ is back for its 13th annual edition this year, with events from …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff This year’s Saint Lucia Jazz Festival will have a special sound. The 2018 edition of the leading jazz festival in the Caribbean will showcase the female jazz movement at the forefront in the United States, …

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 Jamaica’s legendary jazz great Monty Alexander will return to the stage with Grammy-winning bassist John Clayton and renowned drummer Jeff Hamilton to commemorate the trio’s 40th anniversary reunion. The event is set for Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood, California …

 More big names By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grammy award winners Maxwell and Shaggy have been added to the 2016 cast for the annual Tobago Jazz Experience. The duo will join Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, Arthuro Tappin and Band, Etienne Charles, …

 By Dana NilandCJ 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 bring …

 By Dana NilandCJ 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 …

 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: …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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, …