PRESS RELEASE – Conceptualised by Chef Bobo Bergstrom and partner Peter Byrne, Jazz on the Grill this year continues a tradition of showcasing some of the best jazz musicians this side of the hemisphere.
Housed at the Fire Grill Steakhouse & Lounge Bar on the Rodney Bay strip, Jazz on the Grill has grown to become one of the most exciting free jazz events in the north of the island.
Debuting in 2008, the popular Jazz on the Grill has quickly become a permanent fixture on the roster of events making up the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. The close-contact-stage jazz event has also rapidly etched its way into the hearts and minds of music lovers, attracting increasing crowds.
The highly organized eight-day long-dinner time jazz event, provide audiences the opportunity to enjoy ecliptic jazz while dinning at a fine restaurant or simply hanging out at the bar.
Beginning ahead of main-stage jazz activities and continuing one day after, the week is filled with a stellar line-up of local and international jazz artistes. Since 2010 Jazz on the Grill has been endorsed by the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.
“The final, roof-blowing Encore Jam session on Monday after the Pigeon Island main event is a night no one would want to miss out on,” says a spokesperson for the event.
In 2014, Jazz on the Grill will feature the likes of Carl Gustave, the St. Lucia School of Music, Barbara Cadet, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, Alibi featuring Richard Payne, Lapokabwit African Drummers, Skip Monday, and Claudia Edwards.
The event is also a major fundraiser with an auction where all proceedings go to the St. Lucia School of music. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. each night.