New York, NY, December 22, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Turn Key Productions, producers of the annual Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival, is giving one lucky person the opportunity to win an all-expense paid trip for two to the festival in January.
A lucky fan will be flown to Jamaica for free, along with a special someone, aboard Jamaica’s national carrier, Air Jamaica. They will then be hosted at the Holiday Inn hotel and given a three-day free pass to see the stars at the January 25-27, Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues festival.
To enter, fans must log on to the website at: http://www.airjamaicajazzandblues.com/ and follow the contest link. Only one entry is allowed per person and entrants must be US resident 18 years or older. Prizes are also subject to all US and Jamaican laws and regulations therefore the payment of all taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner.
The winner will be announced following an official drawing on January 12, 2006.
Some of music’s best talent will be featured at the festival from Janaury 25- 27, including, Soul crooner Michael Bolton, Country superstar Kenny Rogers, Christopher Cross, jazz instrumentalist Roy Ayers, trumpet virtuoso Chuck Mangione, Pieces of a Dream, ABBA-The Tribute, Blues Icon The Robert Cray Band, world renown Jamaican pianist Monty Alexander, the legendary Russell Tompkins Jr., and The New Stylistics, neo-soul icon Anthony Hamilton, legendary soul group Air Supply, as well as “the Art of Reggae” featuring reggae/dancehall all-stars Apollo Lifetime Achievement winner Freddie McGregor, dancehall ‘cool ruler’ Wayne Wonder, crooner Sanchez and mega DJ Shaggy.
Air Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival is a TurnKey Productions and has been running continuously for the past ten years. It began in October 1996 on the lawns of the Rose Hall Great House in Montego Bay, with some 3,000 persons but now caters to some 40,000 music fans. International acts that have been featured over the past decade include John Legend, Bo Diddley, George Benson, Air Supply, Patti Labelle, Al Jarreau, Alicia Keys, Kenny Rogers, Mary J Blige, James Ingram and Nancy Wilson. This year it moves to a new venue – the Aqueduct on Rose Hall main road, near the Rose Hall Resort & Country Club.
Jazz Fest organizers also are reminding U.S. travelers to all secure their U.S. passport or certify that the passport of their foreign country is valid before traveling to the festival next year. The call comes as the countdown to the US’ Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative or ‘passport rule,’ begins ahead of the extended January 23, 2007 deadline, which will require all air travelers to present a passport to re-enter the United States. U.S. passports may be obtained through the U.S. Postal Service while Caribbean and other greencard holder can obtain passports from their local consulates. U.S. passport fee are US$67 plus an execution fee of $30 and a photo fee of $15. Fees for children under age 16 are $52 plus the additional photo and execution fees.
Sponsors of the 2007 festival include Air Jamaica, The Jamaica Tourist Board, American Express, Digicel, Caribbean Producers and Ocean Spray. For JazzFest vacation packages call Air Jamaica Vacations at 1-800-LOVEBIRD or for more information, log on to: www.airjamaicajazzandblues.com