Tobago Jazz Festival
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Tobago Jazz Festival
Tobago Jazz Festival
DatesApril 24-26
Location(s)Trinidad and Tobago
Years active2004-Present

The Tobago Jazz Festival[2][3][4][5][6][1] is a music festival held every summer at Plymouth in Trinidad and Tobago which according to the Tourism Minister[5] attracted over 20,000 visitors to Tobago. American magazine Forbes in 2008 voted the festival "third biggest event on Planet Earth".[7]


The Jazz Festival was first held in 2004 but it was postponed in 2009, as the 2008 show costed $50 million, but ticket sales only yielded $17 million.[6] A new company sponsored the 2010 Jazz festival, which saw a line-up including Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Tina Turner and Neil Diamond[7]

2017 Jazz festival

Notable performers include Grace Jones, Shabba Ranks, and D'Angelo. Additionally, for the first time, a film component was added to the Festival, in collaboration with the T&T Film Festival.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Chico & Rita' to screen at Tobago Jazz Film Festival". Trinidad express (Online). Caribbean Communication Network. 20 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ George, Martin (21 February 2009). "Murder most foul - Tobagos tourism master plan". Guardian (Online). GUARDIAN MEDIA LIMITED. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Casandra, Thompson-Forbes (20 April 2015). "Tobago Jazz opens with a bang". Guardian (Online). GUARDIAN MEDIA LIMITED. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Grace Jones, D'Angelo for Tobago Jazz Experience". Guardian (Online). GUARDIAN MEDIA LIMITED. 5 February 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Tourism Minister says over 20,000 visitors to Tobago for Jazz festival". Power 102 fm (Online). NEWS POWER ONLINE. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ a b Chouthi, Sandra (17 February 2009). "No Tobago Jazz Fest '09". South Florida Caribbean News (Online). South Florida Caribbean News. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ a b "New company to sponsor Tobago Jazz Festival". Daily Express (Print edition). Caribbean Communication Network. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 2017.

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