Johnny Gourzong, Executive director of Summerfest Productions, said that he is excited that international songbird Jazmine Sullivan will be able to bring her flavour to spice up the festival’s International Night I.
“We are really pleased that we’ve been able to confirm Jazmine for the show. We have been pouring over a list of possible international acts and she was one of those artistes that really jumped out at us. She’s been having a phenomenal year on the music scene, internationally, and some of her songs are even reggae inspired,” said Gourzong.
“We’re looking forward to seeing Jazmine in Montego Bay for Reggae Sumfest. We are gearing up to present an exciting show, a real entertainment explosion starting from the Beach Party on Sunday, and ending with International Night II on Saturday,” he added.
The festival, which starts with a beach party on Sunday, July 19, and then has three nights of pulsating live performances from Thursday, July 23 to Saturday, July 25, will also feature rap music luminary Nas and reggae royalty Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, as well as Bounty Killer, Mavado, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal and a host of other local talents.
Jazmine Sullivan broke on the international scene with the help of rap and hip-hop icon Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliot and has since enjoyed solid runs on charts, radio stations and concert venues worldwide.
She hit a note with music lovers when she released Bust Your Windows, and struck gold again when she followed up with Need You Bad and Lions, Tigers and Bears.
Come Friday, July 25, she’ll add the Reggae Sumfest stage to her growing repertoire of worldwide performances, and will be ready to write her name in the annals of Reggae Sumfest history. Summerfest Productions will take over Montego Bay from July 19-25, so get ready to be infected by Reggae Sumfest fever.