22 October, 2010

Samoa 2010 International Jazz & Blues Festival

Reverend Keith A. Gordon, Blues Guide

Blues fans from "down under" need to know that the first annual Samoa 2010 International Jazz & Blues Festival will be held from November 12th through 14th, 2010 on the beautiful Upolu Island in Samoa. The promoters of the event have down an admirable job of putting together a roster of performers, a truly international line-up of talent from Australia, England, and the United States as well as regional performers from Samoa and New Zealand.

You'll find a wide range of blues, jazz, and soul in the spotlight at the Samoa 2010 International Jazz & Blues Festival, including Australian blues guitarist Ian Moss, a talented musician and performer with better than a half-dozen albums to his credit. British blues guitarist Tony Painting is also on the bill, along with American blues singer Diana Harris, New Zealand's Billy TK Jnr, R&B outfit Brilleaux, and popular local artists like the Flaming Mudcats, the DeSotos, and Carolina Moon, among many others.

Festival performances will take place in a number of venues around the island, including the Sinalei Reef Resort, the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, and the Hotel Millenia Samoa, among others. Ticket prices for the three-day party seem reasonable enough, around $95 depending on the currency conversion rate but, of course, you have to travel to Samoa to catch the performances. Still, if you're in the area or have the cash to pay the freight, check out the Samoa 2010 International Jazz & Blues Festival website for ticket availability and other info.

Source: Keith's Blues Blog