Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival Rescheduled for March 4-6

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival [Kingston, Jamaica] – March 4 – 6, 2021 are the new dates set for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival originally scheduled for January 28-30.

This is in part due to COVID-19 concerns which prevented some international artistes from participating in the festival.

Based on the necessity to observe the attending protocols in the cities that they reside, in particular California a tough decision had to be made. The restrictions and their concerns for safety would prevent them from being able to deliver their performances for the January date.

COVID-19 Restrictions

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is not the first event to be recently affected by the COVID 19 restrictions as the 2021 Grammys, originally scheduled for January 31st was also postponed to March.

Producer Adrian Allen remarked “All things considered we believe that this is the best option for all concerned.  Just a day ago we were advised by an international artiste, almost on the point of confirmation, that he would not be able to do the performance within the required dates, due to the California COVID 19 restrictions. This was a big disappointment to us and in trying to replace him realised that the other performers we could target were subject to the same issues. We decided that it was best to postpone the event,” he explained.

Local and Caribbean Acts Confirmed

Allen is resolute in his decision to maintain the winning Jazz and Blues formula and the new dates provides an opportunity to fulfil that mandate.  “The festival has always presented a mix of International and local performers and we did not wish to change that formula. As a responsible festival we have to be concerned about the health and safety of the artists. The extra time will allow them more flexibility to ensure their safety. It will also allow us more time to produce the most magical virtual presentation of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival.  All local and Caribbean acts are confirmed and ready to go and we will be announcing them in the weeks ahead.”

New Dates Allows For Additional Exposure

“We have discussed the new dates with our sponsors and all are in agreement with the change to March, remarked Marcia McDonnough, Co-Producer of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. “With the extended timeline we will be able to engage a much larger audience in our pre-event promotions which automatically increases the potential audience for the show.  An added advantage is that this will give additional exposure to the brands thus increasing the sponsors’ return on investment in the festival and this of course is one of the major objectives or our marketing campaign.”

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