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Jazz & Blues tickets go on sale today

Sunday, December 29, 2013    

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STARTING today, January 29, fans will be able to secure tickets for the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for January 30 to February 1, 2014.

The festival is one of the most diverse music events in the Western Hemisphere.

Only the website, jamaicajazzandblues.com offers online tickets. Tickets are available for purchase in a range of options, allowing fans to choose what best fits their needs as patrons. Organisers have divided tickets to provide the fans with these choices by categorising the tickets in daily, weekend, and season passes.

General admission is available starting at US$50 for Thursday and US$80 for Friday and Saturday. General admission weekend passes are available for US$155, which allows entry on Friday and Saturday, while the general season pass is US$200. Daily VIP passes are available for US$120 with VIP weekend passes being sold for US$230 and VIP season passes on sale for US$350.

According to Junior Taylor, associate producer for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, the ticket prices remain the same as last year, despite the drastic decline in the exchange rate. "The cost of the production is of such that we had to rationalise to spend and ensure that ticket prices are not out of the reach of local patrons," Taylor said.

The announcement of online ticket sales comes in the thick of a string of revelations for next year's show.

Organisers have once again pulled out all the stops as they are set to deliver a thrilling line-up at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium. A show cast such as the performers for the 2014 Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival can be considered unrivalled for any solitary music festival, as a diverse blend of pop, jazz, rhythm & blues and reggae will all be incorporated within the three-day extravaganza.

Already, organisers have announced the likes of six-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton and the 2009 Best Urban/Alternative Performance Grammy awardee Chrisette Michele.

Organisers are advising that all purchases be made only through the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival's official website, jamaicajazzandblues.com.

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