updated 1:29 PM PDT, May 26, 2017
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Jazz It Up At Tortola Pier Park 

Renowned local and international artists are set to take the stage for Tortola Pier Park’s first annual Jazz and Style Festival slated to take place this weekend on the 26th & 27th May, 2017.

According to TPP, an array of nine (9) local talented artists are set to perform alongside renowned international artists including Dean Frazer, Etienne Charles and Morgan Heritage amongst others. 

The Jazz and Style Festival also features a must see fashion showcase of designs crafted by popular local Designers as well as trendy clothing, jewelry and accessories offered by the stores at Tortola Pier Park. With a fantastic lineup scheduled for the event, Tortola Pier Park is said to be the destination of choice this weekend for shopping, dining and to enjoy the soulful sounds of local and international musicians live in concert. 

Just days away from the event the management team at Tortola Pier Park Ltd. are working to put the final details of the event together.”We are very excited about the event and are ready to execute a spectacular Jazz & Style Festival that the BVI can be proud of and attendees can enjoy. With a selection of some of the top local musicians in the Territory to complement the international acts, we are confident that this event will be one to remember,” said Meslyn Allan, Leasing & Marketing Manager of Tortola Pier Park Ltd.

The Jazz & Style Festival includes complimentary events slated to take place on May 24th, 25th, and 28th, which includes Lunch Time Jazz, Jazz on the Board Walk and Cool Down Jazz respectively. With the main events being on Friday, 26th May and Saturday, 27th May 2017 at a cost of $35 per night.

Artists to perform throughout the five days of activities are Glenroy Charles, Pan Vibes, Musa and the Mellow Tones, Drexel Glasgow, Final Faze, Calden James, Jeremy Vanterpool, Dean Frazer featuring Alaine and Karen Smith, A-Team Band featuring Olatunji and Farmer Nappy, HLSCC Jazz Ensemble, HLSCC Stingray Singers, Dalan Vanterpool, Kamau Georges and 2nd Degree, Etienne Charles and Creole Soul and Morgan Heritage.

On To Gen-Y Factor Finals

Following a stiff competition on Saturday evening, 12 young singers have now moved on to the finals of the 2017 Gen-Y Factor competition.

The semi finals were held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community auditorium and the finalists are:

D1-Red Team: Kathlyn Archibald-Drew

D2-Purple Team: Jade Hodge 

 D3-Black Team: Shauna-Kay Miller 

D4-Orange Team: Essynce Evans 

D5-Cream Team: Lebritnie Legair and Abigail Christopher (Judges' Save)

D6-Yellow Team: Jamori Blaize (Judges' Save) and Janaé Estridge 

D7-Grey Team: Lorenzo Thomas 

D8-Blue Team: Zabdiel France 

D9-Green Team: Kadijah Roberts and Jaani Ricketts (Judges' Save)

The official Gen-Y Factor Talent Showcase and Competition provides local performers with the opportunity to share their talent with the public and will be held on June 17th at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall in Road Town.

The winner of the competition will receive monetary awards; an original song written and produced by Grammy Award nominated producer, Andrew ‘Drusky’ Scott, plus free legal consultancy services from award winning Entertainment Attorney, Natasha Cobham, for the duration of the contract; a free recording session with HomeGrown Studio; ambassadorial duties for telecommunication provider and event sponsor, Digicel; and many other prizes.

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