21st Dominican Republic Jazz Festival


Dominican Today reports that the 21st Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, presented by FEDUJAZZ and the Ministry of Tourism, will begin beginning in Santo Domingo on October 29, and November 1-5, 2017, in Santiago, Sosúa, Puerto Plata, and Cabarete. The jazz festival will host six nights of free concerts to acknowledge music, culture and the arts. All Dominican Republic Jazz Festival shows are free and open to the public, with VIP tickets and priority seating available for purchase. [For full schedule, see Dominican Today.]

Celebrating a rich history spanning over twenty years, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival has enjoyed participation by internationally acclaimed artists such as the prestigious GRAMMY Award winners Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, David Sánchez, Ray Barretto, Néstor Torres, Chucho Valdés, Arturo Sandoval, John Patitucci, Chuck Mangione, and Grammy Award nominee Pedro Pablo “Pedrito” Martínez.

“The 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival honors the contemporary global dimension of jazz and every night will be dedicated to different countries and their specific point of view.” states Marco Pignataro, Artistic Advisor to the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, and Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. “Jazz is truly a modern expression of democracy which keeps renewing itself through the creative encounter of music cultures around the world” Mr. Pignataro continues. [. . .]

All Dominican Republic Jazz Festival shows are free and open to the public, with VIP tickets and priority seating available for purchase. Proceeds of VIP ticket sales benefit FEDUJAZZ, the music education foundation of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival.

FEDUJAZZ provides free music education for youth of the Dominican Republic. Currently there are one hundred students attending classes at the foundation’s center in Cabarete. Throughout the festival, free music workshops and master classes for local children and FEDUJAZZ students are held at each concert location, led by the renowned international musicians participating in the festival.

Contact FEDUJAZZ for more details by phone at (809) 809-571-9350 or via info@drjazzfestival.com.

For full article, see https://dominicantoday.com/dr/people/2017/10/10/dominican-republic-jazz-festival-marks-21-years-with-bash/

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