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Morgan Heritage Ends Inaugural Jazz and Style on High Note

Grammy award winning reggae family Morgan Heritage closed the inaugural Tortola Pier Park Jazz and Style Festival on a high note.

The two-day event did more than just showcase the stylish, and trendy offerings of the Pier Park, but also created a relaxing atmosphere of soothing reggae, smashing hits, and phenomenal jazz.

For two days (26 and 27 May) the residents who turned up at the event were treated to impressive performances from local and regional artistes.

Style Showcase

On Friday UMI delivered an epic runway show that saw many enthralled as they gazed upon en vogue fashion pieces showcased by some familiar faces in the community. For the audience, it was literally a walk down memory lane as fans of the UMI brand were able to see some of the models from previous years taking the catwalk again.

The fun also saw Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Vanterpool coolly walking the runway as well.

Saturday’s Style showcase featured guest Supermodel Naima Mora, the season four winner of America’s Next Top model. Naima and a number of local models fiercely showcased the stunning pieces of clothing and jewelry on sale at the various stores at the Pier Park.


That night featured performances from Jeremy Vanterpool, A-Team Band featuring Olatunji and Farmer Nappy. Dean Frazer featuring Alaine and Karen Smith were originally slated to perform that night as well but their performance was moved to the Saturday night.

As a result Saturday’s show was extended and the curtains did not fall until minutes to 5:00 Sunday morning. The lineup included: Calden James, HLSCC Jazz Ensemble, HLSCC Stingray Singers, Dalan Vanterpool, Kamau Georges and 2nd Degree, Etienne Charles and Creole Soul featuring the Relator whose witty calypsos had the crowd roaring with laughter. 




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.

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