04 Oct 20:00 - 08 Oct 02:00 - Bridgetown
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Renowned contemporary jazz saxophonist, Elan Trotman, returns to Barbados to host the 5th rendition of his namesake festival – Elan Trotman’s Barbados Jazz Excursion & Golf Weekend. Taking place Columbus Day Weekend, October 4-8, 2018, the event will pay homage to the island’s musical history and diverse culture. Headliners include platinum selling and Grammy award winning saxophonist Najee and the Grammy nominated singer Maysa, formerly of the group Incognito. There will also be performances by Brian Bromberg, Nestor Torres, Karen Briggs, Alex Bugnon and Jeff Bradshaw.
“Now in our fifth year, the festival has truly become a must-attend event for jazz enthusiasts all around the world,” said Trotman. “Barbados has continued to be the perfect backdrop with its natural beauty, bounty of attractions and enticing culture and history.”
“This event continues the tradition of Barbados of being a welcoming destination for music lovers – including those fascinated by the jazz genre,” said Petra Roach Director USA of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. “For five years we have supported this event and this year will showcase how far it has come, along with Barbados’ to tier lodging options and music venues.”
This year the Hilton Barbados Resort – which features multiple bars and dining choices, along with a variety of accommodation classes – will serve as the host hotel. A meal plan is included for guests. Add-on excursions, include underwater adventures from Atlantis Submarine, a Made In Barbados Island Tour, an Island Safari and a night out in the famed St. Lawrence Gap neighborhood.
Golf enthusiasts are invited to rounds at some of Barbados’ finest golf courses, including Sandy Lane Country Club, Barbados Golf Club and Royal Westmoreland Golf Club. Golf outings will commence on October 5, where there will be a practice round at the par 72, 7,045-yard Royal Westmoreland Golf Club. The next practice round will on October 6 at the 18-hole Barbados Golf Club.
The finale annual Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the breathtaking Sandy Lane Country Club on Sunday, October 7. Invited celebrity guests include AJ Calloway (TV Personality), John Starks (New York Knicks). All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Elan's Never Lose Your Drive Foundation, which funds Headstart Music Barbados. A special golf package is available for those who want to participate.
Concert wristbands are required for admittance to all performances. VIP concert seating and pre-show meet & greets with attending artists will also be available. Details on trip packages and reservations can be found at www.barbadosjazzexcursion.com. Media interested in additional information, accreditation or interviews can contact Sierra Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The island of Barbados offers the most authentic Caribbean experiences with its exceptionally rich culture and history. It was awarded the Caribbean Best Destination 2016 by Expedia and was rated the ‘Best Caribbean Beach’ by USA Today in 2015. Barbados was also recognized as the second on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 list of ‘The Most Beautiful Islands in the Caribbean’ and ranked third in the 2015 Trip Advisor “Travelers’ Choice Awards for Islands 2015” in its Top 100 Destinations category. In addition, Barbados is the first Zagat-rated Caribbean island and is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Accommodations range from picturesque plantation houses and villas to quaint bed and breakfasts and award-winning, five-star resorts. Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) offers non-stop and direct service options from a growing number of gateways in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, making Barbados the true gateway in the Eastern Caribbean. For more information on travel to Barbados, visit www.visitbarbados.org.