The Tobago Jazz Experience (TJE) 2014 is a celebration of jazz, along with the indigenous music of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Staying true to its promise of offering “much more than music” however, the Tobago Jazz Experience incorporates the cultural and historical practices that define the island of Tobago as an ideal destination.
From Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th April, 2014, visitors will embark on a musical trek through Speyside, Signal Hill, Scarborough, Castara and the Pigeon Point Heritage Park.
Visitors can indulge in the gastronomic experience that is the authentic dirt oven bread indigenous to the village of Castara; take a walk off the beaten path into the Main Ridge Reserve; immerse themselves in cultural treats such as the goat races at the Buccoo Integrated Facility; or take in a history lesson during a tour of Fort King George Heritage Park - all the while, interacting with a warm and welcoming people notorious for their vintage brand of hospitality.
Previous Jazz Experiences featured celebrity performers such as George Benson, Erykah Badu, Randy Crawford, Chaka Khan, Trey Songz, Angie Stone, Janelle Monáe and Emeli Sandé. This year, Grammy award winners John Legend, Earth Wind and Fire and Brandy along with Keyshia Cole will command the stage, supported by an impressive cast of local and regional talent.
The Tobago Jazz Experience is owned by the Division of Tourism and Transportation of the Tobago House of Assembly and it is one of the many initiatives used to increase Tobago’s visibility in the local, regional and international tourism market. The annual festival presents an opportunity to promote the Tobago brand, stimulate economic activity for the Tourism Business Unit and showcase to the world everything the island has to offer.