The goal of this new event is to promote tourism as well as create a major music festival during the period of summer vacation in the northern hemisphere (July and August). "Summer Sessions in St. Barth will present jazz and contemporary music concerts in the open air and in attractive natural settings. The hope of everyone involved in the island tourism sector is to make this event not only exceptional but also an annual highpoint on the calendar. To launch with this major cultural operation and promote it beyond the borders of the island, the Tourism Committee has found the perfect patron for the event: Brazilian singer, composer and musician Gilberto Gil.