13 – 20 Jun 2009 (annual)
Daily all day & evening
The late Sonny Bradshaw, original producer and director of the Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, Jamaica. © Earle Robinson
The Ocho Rios Jazz Festival, in the Jamaican “village of eight rivers”, features internationally renowned performers from the island itself and around the world. There are free public concerts, a school band competition, a Jamaican ska night and sunset jazz.
The local performers at the 2010 festival include Desi Jones Skool, the Ouida Lewis Trio and Fab 5 Inc Ska Revival. Kingsley Ettienne, Walter Bland and Climate Exchange and Effie Burt are just a few of the international artists.