Whitney for Jazz Fest
By MARISSA WILLIAMS Tobago Bureau Saturday, February 2 2008
Grammy award winner Whitney Houston has officially been added to the Sunday night all-star cast of the Plymouth Jazz Festival which runs from April 25 to April 27.
Houston’s contract was finalised between her management and Jazz Festival executives and she is to join another R&B diva Diana Ross and headline act, Rod Stewart.
BET Walk of Fame honoree Smokey Robinson, Peabo Bryson and James Ingram will head the cast on Friday night while R&B group En Vogue, Shakira and roots reggae band Steel Pulse have been listed as the top acts on Saturday night.
CL Communications CEO Anthony Maharaj yesterday said organisers were still trying to confirm two or three other artistes for the event but was not sure on which nights they would be performing. Negotiations are still underway to secure contracts for Jill Scott to perform on Friday night.
Tickets have also gone on sale online at US$120 and US$200 for general and VIP tickets on Friday night; general US$150 and VIP US$240 on Saturday night and general US$170 and VIP US$280 on Sunday night.
Weekend passes are also on sale at US$420 (general) and US$700 (VIP). Maharaj said, however, that physical tickets will not be on sale until the next two weeks.