Tobago Jazz set to return with a bang

Home*Cover Story*Entertainment

Tobago Jazz set to return with a bang

Tobago Festivals Commission chief executive officer John Arnold has stated that the Tobago Jazz Experience will be returning this year with a bang.

Arnold, in an interview with the Express, said talks are currently being held with international acts and he promises that the event will be bigger and better than previous years.

He told the media house, “We are in the planning stages and preparing for it (Tobago Jazz Experience). The negotiations are really in the space right now. Talks are taking place with international acts and those talks have been ongoing for a while now, definitely.”

Arnold said the aim of festivals such as this is to bring people to the island.
“It’s about tourism, attracting people, having a reason to come here, and to enjoy all the niche advantages we have,” Arnold said.

He added that discussions were also underway with Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to ensure flight availability for the festival.

“You have to have all these partners and stakeholders involved, so transportation to the island becomes a key, key element in planning the festival, any festival…those meetings would continue, both with the Port and with CAL,” Arnold said.