I'm not quite sure that Maroon 5 qualifies as jazz or blues but those traveling to the Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival
(January 23 - 29, 2011) to catch the band in action probably don't care a bit. The Grammy-award-winners are just part of the annual event that gives music lovers a good reason to enjoy the warm weather and hospitality of the island. The festival's promoters told them a local Jamaican newspaper
that they are hoping the band will help lure a new (and younger audience) to the popular annual festival.
The popular event will be held at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium, located just east of the island's tourist capital, Montego Bay. other confirmed acts include: Air Supply, Laura Izubor, Regina Belle, SWV, Ron Isley, Alison Hinds, Brenda Russell, Phil Perry and Diana King. The full schedule is available at the festival website
and tickets start at $80.