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The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is all set for another incredible staging come Thursday January 30 - February 1. The Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium has been transformed into a musical haven with world class stage production and equipment. Patrons will be enticed by the festival atmosphere when they enter the venue with several attractions on offer outside the main stage and performances.

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival remains bent on delivering quality acts to patrons and the 2014 staging of the festival will be no different despite the ever deteriorating economic conditions. The Festival has managed to develop a mechanism which has led to its sustainability regardless of the increasing costs to plan and execute the event.

"This year we are 15% over the budget which we used to stage last year's festival" states Junior Taylor, Associate Producer for the Festival. Who went on to exclaim the rising fees of the artistes annually.

Withstanding the economic climate, the organizers have remarkably left ticket prices unchanged from the 2013 staging and will still be presenting an astounding line-up on each night of the three day Festival. Patrons can rest, assured in the quality of the performances with the likes of Chaka Khan, Toni Braxton, Crystal Gayle, Beres Hammond, Chris Martin, Protoje, Aaron Neville and the Queen of Reggae Marcia Griffiths all set to dazzle on the main stage.

Patrons are also in for a treat with other entertaining activities set to take place inside the venue. The scrumptious offerings of the infamous food court will be amongst the favourites and the sponsors' village, complete with fun interactive activities, will provide the perfect complement for the Jazz and Blues talent stage. The talent stage has become a treat over the years for patrons as it often commands great respect and applause from those who venture to that area of the ground.

"The talent that will be on show will simply be amazing. Over the years patrons have really gotten treated to quality performances as the talent stage performers are usually very close and at times, arguably equal in quality to the main stage performers," stated Ewan Simpson, Talent Stage Manager for the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival. Without giving too much away Simpson expressed delight at two of the instrumentalists in Verlando Small and Lightening Drummers, who will both feature on this year's Talent Stage.

Western Jamaica is already buzzing from the excitement as the influx of visitors has already begun. Accommodation at this point will prove challenging with several hotels already reporting that they are fully booked for the period. Knutsford Express, the Festival's official transport partners is all set to provide hassle free, comfortable shuttle service to and from the Festival for patrons who are unable to find accommodations and will commute to the Festival.

The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival has set the Entertainment calendar alight for almost two decades, and is again set to enjoy another successful staging. Patrons are reminded that tickets are still available at select locations islandwide. The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is set for January 30 - February 1 at the Trelawny Multipurpose Stadium
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