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January 14, 2013
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Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

Raine Seville

For the first time in the event's 15-year history, singer Raine Seville will be performing at the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival at the Multi-Purpose Stadium in Trelawny. The mega star-studded event has developed into an annual-spectacle for several music-loving patrons, who are treated yearly with mouth-watering performances from several internationally renowned celebrities.

This year promises to be no different with the likes John Legend, Mary J Blige, Michael Bolton, Dionne Warrick and Monica; all booked to serenade their audience at the three-day event.

Raine Seville, whose last major stage show appearance was on Sumfest International Night II with R Kelly and Junior Gong, is set to perform on Friday, January 25 along with Etana, Michael Bolton, Mary J Blige and Dionne Warrick.

It is another milestone for the 25-year-old songstress, who has been making a steady rise in music since her breakthrough a couple years ago.

"This in itself is another major milestone in my career. To be performing on a prestigious event such as Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival is a very humbling experience. It means my work is being recognised as well," said Raine Seville.

Though it will be her first time performing at the event, the singer said she will take lessons learned from her previous mega stage show performance and include it in her set.

"I have had the experience before so it won't be different because both shows have a very high standard. I learned a few things from my first big performance so I will be using it to my advantage this time around," she said.

Also on the cards for the former Daseca vocalist is the release of two new singles. One such is a collab with Chevaughn called Raining, which they voiced for Frass Twins Records. The other is a track on Kurt Riley's Animal Instinct rhythm titled Secret. The rhythm features other acts such as Mavado, Konshens, Voicemail and ZJ Liquid with her being the only featured female.

"The song (Raining) has been doing well since it was released. The track with me and Chevaughn will be released shortly but I am very confident that the public with love it," she said.

Raine finished 2012 as her best year in music where she won awards, performed at major stage events, developed into her own and collaborated with some big name artistes. She said it will be more of the same for this year as she continues to improve on her craft.

"It was a very good year. I achieved a lot of things but I am now focused to go one better in 2013," she said.

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