The 18th annual Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2014 will be held from November 6-9 in three of the north coast’s most important towns: Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete. All concerts are scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
The Jazz Festival, the country’s premium event in this genre, brings together the best Dominican jazz performers, as well as top jazz artists from Canada, the U.S. Cuba, Puerto Rico and France.
a) Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic); b) Colin Hunter (Canada); c) Pat Pereyra and his Band, under the musical direction of Rafelito Mirabal and Guy Frometa (Dominican Republic), featuring Alex Jacquemin (France) as invited guest.
Sosua at Hotel Casa Marina
a) Benny Martinez (Dominican Republic); b) Ignacio Berroa Group (Cuba), with Giovanni Hidalgo (Puerto Rico); and c) Berklee Global Jazz Institute Student Presentation and Joe Lovano (USA) as a special guest.
a) Edgar Molina (Dominican Republic); b) Berklee Global Jazz Institute Student Presentation (USA); c) Joe Lovano’s Quartet (USA).
A noon concert, featuring up-and-coming young Dominican jazz musicians, is also scheduled.
a) Ramón Vazquez (Puerto Rico); b) Threesomes with Edmar Colon and Danny Diaz (Puerto Rico); c) La Familia Andre, featuring Dominican jazz musician “El Prodigio.”
The Jazz Festival 2014 is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, and co-sponsored by Ron Macorix, Sea Horse Ranch, Millennium Hotel, Ultravioleta and Casa Linda. For more information: www.drjazzfestival.com.