Diana Ross and Toni Braxton replaced Lionel Richie who pulled out of the festival citing other engagements, the St Lucia Tourist Board said.Saint Lucia Jazz will also feature performances from renowned local, regional and international superstars including Keri Hilson, Melanie Fiona, jazz aficionado Joshua Redman; Southern France’s Gypsy Kings; Ziggy Marley, Busy Signal, South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela; gospel king Kirk Franklin; Trinidadian soca stars Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin and a slew of Saint Lucia’s leading musical masterminds like Luther Francois, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, Richard Payne, Derek Yarde and Teddyson John among others.
Main stage runs from May 9th – May 13th.
May 9th at Gaiety On Rodney Bay Joshua Redman and Boo Hinkson
May 10th at Gaiety on Rodney Bay Mario Canonge and Luther Francois
May 11th at Pigeon Island Ziggy Marley, Gypsy Kings, Derek Yard Project and En Kweyol
May 12th at Pigeon Island Kirk Franklin, Keri Hilson, Alsion Nonet featuring Andy Narell
May 13th at Pigeon Island Lionel Richie, Melanie Fiona, Hugh Masekela, Richard Payne, Sonny Troupe.
Get full details on the 2012 St Lucia Jazz Festival HERE.