The secret is out! Alicia Keys will be the final headliner during the highly-anticipated third annual Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, kicking off in Curaçao over Labor Day Weekend, August 31-September 1, 2012. Keys joins an incredible line-up of performers, including Santana, Maná and Ruben Bladés, among numerous others.

Alicia Keys holds 14 Grammy Awards and is a world-famous singer, songwriter, producer, actress, New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits with more than 30 million albums sold worldwide. As an actress, Keys has featured in Smokin’ Aces’, The Nanny Diaries and The Secret Life of Bees. Keys made her directorial debut in 2011 with Lili, a short film for an anthology of Lifetime’s five short films about breast cancer.

“We are excited to have such an acclaimed artist, Alicia Keys, join our reputable line up of performers,” says Curaçao Tourist Board CEO Ghatim Kabbara. “Travelers from all over the world will be joining us for the concert festival of the year, heightening awareness of Curaçao as the hottest destination for music in the Caribbean.”

The Festival returns to Curacao from August 31 – September 1, 2012 with world renowned artist Santana headlining the impressive lineup. He will be joined by performers including Maná, Ruben Bladés, Sergio George’ All Star Salsa Friends, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band lead by Paquito D’Rivera, India Arie, Jill Scott, and more. The prime jazz and blues concert series, incorporating the best mix of salsa, Latin, and pop will take place at the World Trade Center Curaçao in Piscadera Bay.

Other performers at the Festival include Buika, Caro Emerald, Randy Crawford & Joe Sample Trio, Waylon, Paquito D’Rivera Septet, Joshua Redman with Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Eric Harland: James Farm, delivering an impressive line-up of jazz, soul, rock and Latin music.

In the week before the Festival, concerts are held on various locations on the island including the popular party spot, Mambo Beach. Travelers heading down to Curaçao for the Festival can expect lively pop-up concerts and events by local Curaçaoän performers during the full week prior to the Festival. There’s no question that Curaçao knows how to throw a good party, having been recently highlighted for its music and excellent night life in “Cura
çao After Dark
” by The New York Times.
Day tickets for the 2012 concerts start from only $195 and are on sale NOW! For more information on the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival, please visit The Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is made possible by: Fundashon Bon Intenshon.
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