Postponed! Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival moved to March date

After a five-year hiatus, fans of the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival will have to wait a little longer.

The music festival, originally slated for January 28 to 30, has been moved to March 4 to 6.

The rescheduling was forced due to the unavailability of some international acts to record their performances due to coronavirus restrictions in their respective locations, the Jamaica Observer reports.

The festival’s producer, Adrian Allen, told the media house that the postponement, although a disappointment, was the best move for all. “Just a day ago we were advised by an international artiste, almost on the point of confirmation, that he would not be able to do the performance within the required dates, due to the California COVID-19 restrictions. This was a big disappointment to us and in trying to replace him realised that the other performers we could target were subject to the same issues. We decided that it was best to postpone the event.”

Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival had already confirmed several notable acts including Like Iké, Sevana, Richie Stephens and Tessellated for the event.