22nd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival
The 22nd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, presented by FEDUJAZZ and the Ministry of Tourism hosts GRAMMY Award Winning Musicians and Jazz Legends at free concerts on the north coast recognizing music, culture and the arts.
Celebrating a rich history spanning over twenty years, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival welcomes internationally acclaimed artists such as the GRAMMY Award-winning singer Luciana Souza, harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda, legendary Cuban vocalist, and Buena Vista Social Club member Omara Portuondo, and Afro-Caribbean fusion pioneer singer-songwriter Xiomara Fortuna.
The festival will also feature performances by accomplished artists from around the globe including Sicilian vocalist Sissy Castriobani, Isreali singer-songwriter Tutti Druyan featuring Edmar Colón, innovative fusion group El Prodigy featuring saxophonist Sandy Gabriel, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Santo Domingo’s Grupo Bonyé.
The 2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival celebrates and explores the role of the human voice in the world of jazz.
Friday, October 26, 2018 – Santiago, Centro Leon – 8 pm
Thursday, November 1 – Puerto Plata, Plaza de la Independencia – 8 pm
Friday, November 2 – Sosúa, Playa Alicia – 6 pm
Fashion Show: Mothers and children will model designs by Sissy Bermudez in support of the FEDUJAZZ Foundation.
Tutti Druyan featuring Edmar Colón
Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Cabarete, Playa de Cabarete – 8pm
Berklee Global Jazz Institute
Sunday, November 4, 2018 – Cabarete, Playa de Cabarete – 8pm
El Prodigo & Sandy Gabriel
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 the youth of the Dominican Republic. Currently, there are one hundred students attending free music classes at the foundation’s center in Cabarete. Hundreds of schoolchildren from the North Coast of the Dominican Republic also attend educational music workshops with the renowned musicians performing at the jazz festival each year.
Contact FEDUJAZZ for more details at (809) 809-571-9350, [email protected].
Jazz Festival Summer Edition in Cap Cana
Setting a historical precedent, this marks the first year a Dominican Republic Jazz Festival took place in Punta Cana. This magnificent representation of the festival was enjoyed with award-winning exponents of the jazz genre in Cap Cana, August 25, 2018.
Dates for next years festival will be announced, stay tuned for more details and reserve your travel arrangements in advance.