For the second straight year, the all female group Sisterhood is staging The Jazz Sampler. Sisterhood conceptualized The Jazz Sampler last year out of the need to create visibility and opportunity for St. Lucian artistes. The event is designed to shine the spotlight on seasoned musicians as well as budding performers who have the potential to ascend to regional and international prominence.
Mineva Ross of Sisterhood said: “The long term vision is to develop The Jazz Sampler to the point where it is export ready; where groups of St. Lucian Musicians can represent us in other islands and around the world.”
This year’s line-up includes acclaimed Jazz performers Jab Duplessis, Alison Marquis and Rob Zi Taylor. It also features contemporary artistes Teddyson “TJ” John, Shayne Ross, Michael Robinson and Stacy Iman Charles. Emerging prodigies from the St. Lucia School of Music and the Marchand Youth Orchestra will also take to the stage.Guitarist Zack Popo will also make is debut as a solo artiste. The Musical Director for the Jazz Sampler, Mr. Luther Francois notes “There is such tremendous musical talent in St. Lucia an the Jazz Sampler will prove that in the most unprecedented way. The Jazz Sampler is making history as it is quite possibly the first time that there is a show of this nature with an all-star lineup that is 100% St. Lucian”. Luther Francois will also take the stage.
Sisterhood’s Cheryl Pitcairn said: “We feel privileged to have Luther Francois as Musical Director of The Jazz Sampler and all of the musicians have expressed their delight in having the opportunity to work with him. Sisterhood is very excited about this partnership and we invite St. Lucian to come and support our own.”
Sisterhood acknowledges the in-kind and financial support of our sponsors who include Orange Media Group, All Biz Media, Calabash TV, Bank of Saint Lucia, LIME, Gaiety, Flavors on the Grill, Phaze 1 Salon, Queen Esther of
Kumba Designs, Out Source
St. Lucia, Scotia Bank,
GL Foods as well as media partners – The Wave, Radio St. Lucia, Radio Caribbean International, Caribbean Superstation and Scruffy TV. The Jazz Sampler is endorsed by the St. Lucia Tourist Board and the Cultural Development Foundation – CDF.
Mineva Ross of Sisterhood says “for the long-term goals of this project to be met, we must have the support of the St. Lucians public, the powers that be within the Creative Industries as well as Corporate St. Lucia. We invite everyone to do their part to make our stars shine bright. We are indebted to our sponsors.”
Tickets for The Jazz Sampler 2013 are available at Sunshine Book Shop, LIME outlets and Steve’s Barber Shop. You can also state interest online.