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Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2015

The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate four nights of free concerts, Nov. 5-8, 2015, in the North Coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete.  Presented by the Dominican Ministry of Tourism, the renowned, cultural event also conducts musical workshops for youth through FEDUJAZZ, the festival’s foundation. Confirmed artists for 2015 include David Sánchez and John Patitucci.

Since its inception, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival has presented internationally renowned Latin Grammy and Grammy Award-winning musicians such as Ignacio Berroa, Joe Lovano, Chuck Mangione, Ray Baretto, Néstor Torres, Chucho Valdés, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Arturo Sandoval. Additional jazz greats have included Stanley Jordan, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Danilo Pérez, El Canario, Ismael Miranda, and Cuco Valoy among many other talents.

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Santiago, Centro Leon – 8 pm

  • Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo with Javier Vargas (Dominican Republic) Featuring Special Guests Jim Kelly, Jim Odgren and Jason Camelio (USA)
  • Tribute to Juan Colon (Dominican Republic)
  • Student Loan String Band (USA)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – Sosua, Casa Marina Amphitheater – 8 pm

  • Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo with Javier Vargas (Dominican Republic) Featuring Special Guests Jim Kelly, Jim Odgren and Jason Camelio (USA)
  • Roy Assaf Trio (Israel)

Friday, November 6, 2015 – Puerto Plata, Parque Independencia – 8 pm

  • Manuel Tejada (Dominican Republic)
  • Berklee Global Jazz Institute (USA)
  • Tribute to Sandy Gabriel (Dominican Republic)
  • David Sánchez Quintet (Puerto Rico)

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – Cabarete Beach – 8 pm

  • Youth Concerts – Noon (Dominican Republic)
  • Josean Jacobo (Dominican Republic)
  • John Patitucci (USA)

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Cabarete Beach – 8 pm

    • Mario Canonge Trio (France)

    • Pengbian Sang and Retro Jazz (Dominican Republic)

    • Tribute to Crispin Fernandez (Dominican Republic)

        • Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba)

More information about the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2015 here

Artists featured during previous editions of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Ignacio Berroa

Chuck Mangione – Feels so good

Joe Lovano

Chuck Mangione