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    Boo Hinkson

    Ronald "Boo" Hinkson's talent transcends cultures and sounds, bringing a fresh and innovative blend of jazz and Caribbean music. A gifted composer, producer, and heralded guitarist, Boo's unique approach and versatility enable him to deliver a distinctive signature sound. Born in St. Lucia and raised on a diet of Ellington, Davis, and Coltrane, Boo's name is synonymous with St. Lucian music. His musical career began with the Tru-Tones, a group he started in St Lucia, who commanded stages locally and internationally for two decades. Today, he is an exceptionally accomplished musician who has stayed true not only to his Jazz roots, but also to his West Indian culture.
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    Irvin 'Ace' Loctar

    A singer, musician and producer, Irvin 'Ace' Loctor is everything you would expect from someone so invested in the entertainment industry. Irvin began his entertainment career as a young boy. Gifted with his love and talent for music, his ability to play the drums, keyboard and the bass guitar coincided with his skill to make beautiful beats in creative ways. He says, "I always say I do a lot of things. I've kept myself involved in a lot, most of it being centered around the entertainment industry. I've been singing the longest, and I'm also a musician. I play the drums, the keyboards and the bass guitar."
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    Tobago Diva: Kay Alleyne

    Vocal Powerhouse Kay Alleyne has been touching the masses through her unique gift of song, with shows ranging from intimate venues in her homeland of Trinidad and Tobago to lavish performances at the world's most famous arena Madison Square Garden in New York City. Through her vocal prowess and delivery, she was indeed able to warm the hearts and souls of the concert patrons (often moving some to tears), while simultaneously impressing the event's personnel including stage managers, sound engineers and most notably the manager of Gospel superstar Yolanda Adams. Chaka Khan let Kay sing her anthem "I'm Every Woman" at Tobago Jazz Experience with Chaka singing background vocals!
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    Tobago Diva: Stephanie Joseph

    Stephanie Joseph has been singing as far back as she can remember. She started singing at home then at church her vocal gift was developed. She has graced the main stage at Tobago Jazz Experience a number of times.
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    EFX The Band: The Emile Fortune Xperiment

    The Emile Fortune Xperiment features some of Trinidad and Tobago's finest musicians. Emile Fortune, back home from a couple years aboard a cruise ship, has put together a group of fine young musicians and singers, and is creating new music, covers and originals, that allows for emotion in the music to be heard. Contemporary, smooth and cutting edge, his Xperiment is making its first return to the festival since 2019 as superlative support to the Tobago Divas after performances at other local jazz festivals in 2023.
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    Kalabash is a contemporary jazz sextet based in Toronto, that focuses on using the steel drum as a lead voice in a jazz ensemble, while experimenting with the layering of rich jazz harmonies over the folk and popular rhythms of the Caribbean, from Reggae, Son and Salsa in the north, to Calypso, Soca, Rapso and Zouk from the Eastern Caribbean. With two CDs released so far, it is apparent that the result of this fusion is a scintillating blend of North America and the Caribbean, in a contemporary jazz fusion that has made Kalabash a hit with world music and jazz festival audiences.
  • Slide 7

    Darren Sheppard

    Director at Fonclaire Enterprises Ltd. and works as Manageing Director / Musical Director at NLCB Fonclaire Steel Orchestra and Founder/Chairman at Fusion Steel. Founding member and composer of Kalabash.
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    Rodney Alexander Bay-C Experience

    Rodney Alexander is a Trinidadian jazz composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a bass guitarist. Rodney's name has appeared within album credits which he has dazzled with performances, compositions, and productions in the company of the some of the world's most respected and accomplished players and superstars from the mid-90s to the present. As a producer, writer, and player he collaborated with Michael Low Chew Tung and various skillful and talented musicians to create the composition and album the Trini Jazz Project with a track titled "Country" being a favorite on this album which achieved overwhelming success.
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    NISA has a voice that has the ethereal ability to draw from gospel, jazz, indie, R&B, and Caribbean influences all at the same time. As a multiple award winner, NISA has steadily continued to grow her fan base and potent ministry on her social media platforms and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Her incredulous testimony remains the core reason she continues to forge ahead in the business of music, ministry and art, and she credits to date all her success to the Most High.
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    The Charles Project

    Anton and Zane Charles, two brothers from Saint Lucia with an undying passion for the arts. They received initial music education from their father's music school, as well as the Saint Lucia School of Music, and from there set off to develop their musical talents for themselves. Over the years, Anton and Zane continued to work at improving their craft and developing their professional musicianship. They have performed in numerous Caribbean countries (Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Martinique, Barbados, Suriname, St. Vincent, etc.) for a variety of artistes and music groups, including international artistes. This is their Greens debut.
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    Renée Lawrence

    Coming from a musical family, Renée Lawrence has been singing since the age of three, taking the stage at church, weddings, concerts and special events. She has a voice that is powerful, yet versatile enough to handle many genres of music including classical and gospel. At the age of 18 she began vocal training, and later went on to win the Che-mere trophy for Soprano Solo at Trinidad and Tobago's Music Festival competition (2018). In 2019, she was nominated for the Gospel Music Awards of Trinidad and Tobago, Undiscovered Artiste of the Year.
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    Moods Steel Orchestra

    Moods steel Orchestra a musical steelband at Curepe Community Center and the Southern Main Road. A small band with many Panorama performances, the manager is Roger Thomas. They will open the live music performances on the On the Greens Stage.
Jazz Artists on the Greens™

JAOTG™ 2024 Artists

We welcome world class regional and international talent from everywhere on to the JAOTG Stages. Contemporary jazz, steelpan jazz, a mix of jazz vocals and instrumental music will be offered to patrons at JAOTG™ 2024.

On the JAOTG™ GrandStage: On the!™ Stage: On The Greens Stage: