The best jazz Dominican jazz musicians from the Dominican Republic and the United States will come together to display their talents in “The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest,” to be held in Miami on Friday, October 19, at the Cubaocho Art & Research Center.
For more information please visit: www.sfdominicanjazzfest.com or call 809-930-1840 or 829-586-9177.
The concert will be in Cubaocho Art & Research Center in Miami (Tel. 809-930-1840 and 829-586-9177; www.sfdominicanjazzfest.com)
The musical event will be transmitted, via livestreaming, as well as through Facebook and Twitter so that musicians worldwide will be able to enjoy the jazz extravaganza.
Josean Jacobo and Tumbao: This quartet consists of young Dominican musicians who include in their repertoire “Latin Jazz Nouveau” style rhythms.
There specialty is “Straight-Ahead Jazz,” as well as Latin and Afro-Dominican fusion.
They combine local rhythms, such as merengue and other African-Dominican rhythms with jazz, and the result is truly surprising. This group has performed at the Gwadloup Festival (Guadeloupe); the World Jazz Circuit Latin America, the Santo Domingo Jazz Festival and the Jazz Festival in Las Terrenas, among others.
Alex Diaz and Merengue Jazz: Many well-known Dominican jazz musicians living in New York make up this sextet which is headed by Alex Diaz, a Dominican conga player who has performed with Tito Puente, Mario Rivera, Mario Bauza, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more.