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10 th Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival Report 2007. January 23-27, 2007, Rose Hall, Montego Bay. The main objectives of this survey were to determine; if overseas patrons at the event are coming to Jamaica specifically for the event.

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10 th air jamaica jazz and blues festival report 2007

10th Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival Report 2007

January 23-27, 2007,

Rose Hall, Montego Bay


10th air jamaica jazz and blues festival report 2007

  • The main objectives of this survey were to determine;

    • if overseas patrons at the event are coming to Jamaica specifically for the event.

    • the level of satisfaction of all attendees to this event.


Demographics visitors

Demographics- Visitors

Country of residence

  • The visitors for Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival were primarily from the:

    • USA (79%)

    • Canada (7%)

    • UK (8%)

    • and other countries (5%)

  • The visitors from the USA were broken down by regions. 42% of the USA visitors were from the South and Northern regions respectively.

    Gender

  • 70% of the visitors were females and 30% males.

    Age

  • The majority (51%) of the persons attending this year’s Jazz were aged 35- 49. Another (21%) were in the age group 50-64 years.


10th air jamaica jazz and blues festival report 2007

Demographics- Jamaicans

Parish

  • (42%) of the Jamaicans who attended Jazz were from Kingston and St. Andrew. Another (23%) were from St. James. These were the regions that had the highest number of attendees in 2006.

    Gender

  • The majority of the patrons who attended Jazz were females (72%) And (28%) of patrons were males.

    Age

  • As in 2006 the highest number of the patrons attending Jazz were between the ages of 25 – 49 years (76%). In 2007, (61%) were in this age group.


Is this your first visit to jamaica visitors

Is this your first visit to Jamaica?- Visitors

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  • The majority (75%) of the persons interviewed at Jazz 2007 were repeat visitors to Jamaica. This a marginal decrease of 4% compared to 2006. First time visitors represented 20% of the respondents.


Is this the first time your attending jazz visitors

Is this the first time your attending Jazz- Visitors

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The repeat visitors to Jamaica were asked if it was the first time they were attending Jazz festival. 50% stated that it was their first time attending the festival. This is 28.6% down from 2006 survey. Repeat visitors to the festival represented 46% of those interviewed. This is an increase of 70.4% compared to 2006.


Is this the first time your attending jazz jamaicans

Is this the first time your attending Jazz -Jamaicans

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There were more repeat visitors than first time visitors to the festival in 2007. Repeat visit was (65%) of attendees to Jazz and 30 % indicated that it was their first time attending Jazz.


Do you think the festival has improved visitors

Do you think the festival has improved?-Visitors

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46% of the repeat attendees to the festival thought the festival had improved. While 39% stated that they did not think the festival had improved.


Do you think the festival has improved jamaicans

Do you think the festival has improved?- Jamaicans

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The majority (60%) stated that they thought the festival had improved while 17% on the other hand stated that they have seen no improvement in the festival.


Did you come to jamaica specifically for jazz

Did you come to Jamaica specifically for Jazz?

The majority(71%) of the visitors indicated that they came to Jamaica specifically for Jazz, while 28% did not.


Factors that influenced attendance

Factors that influenced attendance

The primary factor that influenced attendance to the festival was the line up of the performers (47%). This was the same factor that influenced close to 50% of the visitors in 2006. The coincidence of the festival and the time of their vacation influenced 19% of the visitors.


What factors influenced you to attend this year jamaicans

What factors influenced you to attend this year? -Jamaicans

The line up of performers was the primary factor that influenced the Jamaicans to attend this year’s Jazz and Blues Festival.


How did you learn about the festival

How did you learn about the festival

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The visitors learned about the festival through various media. The primary medium through which they learned about the festival was through friends/ relatives (47%). The internet has increased it’s influenced moving from 13% of it’s share in 2006 to 18% in 2007.


How did you learn about the festival jamaicans

How did you learn about the festival?-Jamaicans

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Television (32%) was the top medium through which Jamaicans learnt about the festival in 2007. This was followed by friends or relatives (22%) and radio (15%). These were the top three media through which patrons learned about the festival in 2006.


Overall how do you rate this year s air jamaica jazz festival

Overall, how do you rate this year’s Air Jamaica Jazz Festival

The total of80% of the respondents gave Jazz an overall rating of excellent to good. It was given an excellent rating by 17%, a very good rating by 36% and a good rating by 27% of the visitors. In comparison to the 2006 festivals, an overwhelming majority (95%) of the visitors gave the Jazz festival an excellent to good rating.


Overall how do you rate this year s air jamaica jazz festival1

Overall, how do you rate this year’s Air Jamaica Jazz Festival

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Overall this year’s Jazz festival received favorable ratings from the Jamaican patrons. The majority 78% gave it an excellent to good rating. Compared to the 2006 festival 88% gave the Jazz festival an excellent to good rating.


Are you interested in attending another air jamaica jazz festival

Are you interested in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz Festival

n=499

48% of the respondents indicated there are very interested in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz Festival. Another 32% indicated that they were interested, 14% were somewhat interested and 4% were not at all interested. In 2006, more respondents indicated that they were very interested in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz Festival. This high percentage of very interested in 2006 could be a factor that resulted in the high percentage of repeat visitors in 2007.


Are you interested in attending another air jamaica jazz

Are you interested in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz

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53% indicated that they were very interested and 35% were interested in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz Festival. In 2006 an overwhelming majority (75%) stated that they were very interested in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz Festival. Again this high percentage of very interested persons in 2006 could be a factor that resulted in the high percentage of repeat attendees in 2007.


Reason for interested or disinterest in attending another air jamaica jazz

Reason for interested or disinterest in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz

  • Music/artiste

  • “I love music”

  • “line – up of artiste”

  • “I enjoy live jazz music”

  • “I like the genre of music showcased”

  • “it is very entertaining”

  • Persons who were interested in attending the next Jazz festival cited the following reasons.-

Venue

  • “spacious location”

  • “fabulous venue”

    Overall

  • “always coming to jazz”

  • “always have a good/great/enjoyable time”


Reason for interested or disinterest in attending another air jamaica jazz1

Reason for interested or disinterest in attending another Air Jamaica Jazz

Overall

  • Atmosphere usually good

  • Its always a pleasure

  • Calendar of things to do each year

  • It’s different from what we are use to

  • Entertaining , clean fun

  • Professional event

  • It keeps getting better

  • Just love outdoor music festival

  • Support things that highlight Jamaica

  • The ambience is excellent


10th air jamaica jazz and blues festival report 2007

  • Persons who were disinterested in attending the next Jazz festival cited the following reasons.-

Music/ artiste

  • Too much repeat artiste and reggae artiste

  • Poor line up, omit reggae and hip hop

  • Need some different artiste”

Venue/Parking

  • Don’t like the venue

  • Awful parking

  • Traffic was terrible

    Overall

  • It’s too expensive


How would you rate this year s line up of performers visitors

How would you rate this year’s line-up of performers- Visitors

35% of the visitors gave this years line- up of performers a very good rating, while 31% gave it a good rating . A much smaller number gave it an excellent rating 14% compared to 43% in 2006.


How would you rate this year s line up of performers jamaicans

How would you rate this year’s line-up of performers- Jamaicans

n=251

The 2007 line-up of performers were given an excellent to good rating by the majority (84%) of the Jamaican patrons. Overall more patrons in 2006 (93%) gave the line-up of the performers a more favorable rating than those in 2007.


Would you recommend the next air jamaica jazz festival to family or friends visitors

Would you recommend the next Air Jamaica Jazz festival to family or friends- Visitors

n=499

The majority (68%) of the visitors stated that they would definitely recommend the next Air Jamaica Jazz Festival to family or friends.


Would you recommend the next air jamaica jazz festival to family or friends jamaicans

Would you recommend the next Air Jamaica Jazz festival to family or friends- Jamaicans

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An overwhelming majority (83%) of the Jamaican who attended Jazz in 2007 indicated that they would definitely recommend the next Air Jamaica Jazz Festival to family or friends.


Expenditure visitors

Expenditure- visitors

Average expenditure per person per night is US$187

Average length of stay was 5 nights


Expenditure statistics jamaicans

Expenditure/ Statistics- Jamaicans

  • The Jamaican who attended Jazz were asked how much altogether they spent for Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues the cost quoted included accommodation, transportation, food and beverage etc.

  • The average spent by those persons interviewed was JA $665.75. This cost did not include cost of tickets .


Comments visitors

Comments- Visitors

Positive

  • The event was viewed as being –

    • Good/Excellent/Wonderful/Terrific

    • Had a good time

    • Enjoyed myself

    • Gets better every year


Comments visitors1

Comments- Visitors

Negative

  • Problems associated with transport to and from venue

  • Poor parking facilities

  • Control patrons from blocking aisles

  • Too long set changes between acts

  • Dance hall artistes not appropriate for Jazz & Blues

  • 2006 line-up of performers were better

  • Poor bathroom facilities

  • Food too expensive

  • Venue not prepared for crowd

  • Festival ended too late at night


10th air jamaica jazz and blues festival report 2007

Recommendations

  • Improvement on transportation to and from venue

  • Better line-up or artistes

  • Better bathroom facilities and lighting

  • Provide seating

  • Reduce food prices


Comments jamaicans

Comments- Jamaicans

Positives

The event was viewed as being –

  • A very good event

  • Keep bringing more of the same

  • Excellent management of event

  • Layout is great

  • New location is much better, easy access to booths


Comments jamaicans1

Comments- Jamaicans

Negatives

  • Bathroom facilities were not organized properly

  • Car park must be better prepared

  • Artistes line-up not so good

  • Band changes too long

  • Food costs are abnormally high

  • Food much too expensive

  • Have more Jazz headliners

  • It is too expensive and does not cater solely to Jazz lovers

  • Better seating arrangements


10th air jamaica jazz and blues festival report 2007

Suggested Artistes

  • Anita Baker

  • Eric Benet,

  • Kenny Lattimore

  • Toni Braxton

  • Beres Hammond

  • Diana Ross

  • Celine Dion

  • Kenny G

  • Lionel Richie


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