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Chaka Khan, Crystal Gayle for jazz fest

Sunday, December 29, 2013    

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GRAMMY award-winning artistes Chaka Khan and Crystal Gayle have been confirmed for the 18th staging of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival set to take place at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium from January 30 to February 1.

Junior Taylor, associate producer of the festival, is not giving everything away.

"Patrons will be in for a treat as Chaka and Crystal are phenomenal singers and performers and have a repertoire of music Jamaicans enjoy. They will deliver a musical experience like no other as they are part of a larger line-up with some really awesome talent and music but I cannot give everything away so I encourage everyone to listen out for more names in the coming days," he explained.

Chaka Khan has amassed a catalogue of hits including Through the Fire and I feel for You which earned her 10 Grammy awards. While Gayle, known for her R&B-flavoured brand of country music, captured a Grammy award with hit Don't It Make my Brown Eyes Blue.

Other artistes billed for the festival are Toni Braxton, Chrisette Michele and Aaron Neville.

The festival is renowned for its rich music and cultural offerings and the feature event has provided a stage some of the nation's outstanding talents, including The Voice winner Tessanne Chin, Rootz Underground and Reggae crooner Romain Virgo.

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