Because Santo Domingo has been chosen as the Cultural Capital of the Americas for 2010 by the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals, this year the Dominican Republic is hosting five major jazz concerts as part of the World Jazz Circuit Latin America 2010-2011. This extraordinary event offers jazz concerts of the highest level with world-class musicians. The concerts will be presented by Jazz en Dominicana and sponsored by the Dominican Fiesta Hotel & Casino.
Related concert series that will take place in the month of June are Fiesta Sunset Jazz and Jazz en Dominicana. Fiesta Sunset Jazz brings leading jazz musicians every Friday at sunset (6:30pm) at the Fiesta Hotel & Casino. Artists featured are Moreno Fassi and Azzul Jazz, the Iván Carbuccia Quartet, the Guy Frómeta Trio, and Corey Allen. Jazz en Dominicana at Casa de Teatro will present Dominican jazz players every Wednesday at 9:00pm, including Au Vivo, Gustavo Rodríguez Trío, The Southern Express Blues, a reunion of bass players, and Jazz del Patio Jam Session.
The next World Jazz Circuit Latin America event will feature the Peter Erskine Trio in concert on July 20, 2010.
For concerts and detailed programs, see http://jazzendominicana.blogspot.com/