• Posted:Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Find your jazz hands at Camana Bay this winter
If you're partial to a bit of scat and saxophone and happen to be backpacking in the Caribbean this December, you might be interested to learn that the annual Cayman jazz festival is being held at Grand Cayman's new community, Camana Bay. The area, which reaches from the Caribbean sea to the North Sound, will offer festival-goers a choice of shops, restaurants and activities should the jazz prove tiring. It is, after all, a three-day event - even the most ardent of jazz lovers might need some respite on the odd occasion.

A bucket-load of famous and respected musicians are rocking up to jazz the night away, including a few R'n'B artists as well. The likes of nine-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys will be there, as will saxophonist Kirk Whalum, singer Oleta Adams and repeat Cayman jazz festival performer, Mike Phillips. R'n'B legend Keith Sweat will also be putting in an appearance so hang out near the stage if you want to catch a glimpse. Homegrown Grand Cayman talent will also be tickling your eardrums between December 3rd and 5th so listen out for the next big thing.

If you can't make it to Camana Bay this December, don't worry. The Ministry and Department of Tourism have agreed to sponsor the area's bid to hold the festival every year for the next five so there will be plenty of opportunity to organise a trip out to the area.

Aside from the jazz, Camana Bay itself is quite interesting - the whole town was recently designed and constructed by a team of architects and planners and mixes the modern with the traditional Caribbean.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19334108-ADNFCR
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