Dominican Republic Jazz Festival 2014
Find out more about Dominican Republic’s favorite Jazz Festival
For 17 years a beautiful mix of locals and tourists have been coming together to listen and dance at The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival. Touted as longest running jazz event in the Dominican Republic, 2014 marks the 18th consecutive year for the festival! Happening November 6-9 with four nights of concerts in the north coast towns of Puerto Plata, Sosua, and Cabarete, the event is a free, multi-day festival full of rhythm, flavor, and color. Last years event saw record-breaking attendance with a combined audience of over 10,000 people. This year is slated to attract even more jazz lovers!
In addition to featuring some of the World’s best Latin Jazz groups and musicians, the festival also brings music education to our region through its affiliation with FEDUJAZZ, a non-profit organization that conducts musical workshops for youth. Determined to motivate and develop young artistic talent, FEDUJAZZ has partnered with local organizations such as the Dream Project and Sosua City Council to further assist in the education of Dominican children, using jazz as the teaching platform.
Although the festival is free, VIP tickets are available for pre-sale, enabling priority seating, complimentary beverages, and other festival perks with proceeds benefiting the music foundation FEDUJAZZ. So, if you have a little extra cash on hand you can be treated like a rock star (or should we say jazz star) all while giving back to the community. Win-win!
The internationally acclaimed musicians participating in the 2014 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival are listed below:
November 6 – Puerto Plata – Parque Independencia – 8:00 PM
- Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic)
- Colin Hunter (Canada)
- Pat Pereyra and Band, Musical Direction: Rafelito Mirabal and Guy Frometa (Dominican Republic), with Special Guest Alex Jacquemin (France)
November 7 – Sosua – Hotel Casa Marina Amphitheater – 8:00 PM
- Benny Martinez (Dominican Republic)
- Ignacio Berroa Group (Cuba) with Giovanni Hidalgo (Puerto Rico)
- Berklee Global Jazz Institute Student Presentation (USA) with Special Guest Joe Lovano (USA)
November 8 – Cabarete Beach- 8:00 PM
- Edgar Molina (Dominican Republic)
- Berklee Global Jazz Institute Student Presentation (USA)
- Joe Lovano’s Quartet (USA)
Youth Concert – 12:00 Noon
The festival committee and FEDUJAZZ presents a series of Youth Concerts on the main stage, and performances will include three groups of young Dominican artists
November 9 – Cabarete Beach – 8:00 PM
- Ramón Vázquez (Puerto Rico) Tríos with Edmar Colón and Danny Díaz (Puerto Rico), and Special Guest
- El Prodigio (Dominican Republic).
- La Familia André (Dominican Republic)
If you are planning to join in on the festivities and need accommodation, please consider staying in one of our condos. We are located within walking distance of the Cabarete concerts, and just a short drive from Sosua and Puerto Plata. Better than a hotel, each condo comes with a full kitchen, a huge patio overlooking Cabarete Bay, and many more amenities.
If you are flying in from another country, Gregorio Luperon International Airport (POP) located in Puerto Plata is the closest airport and you can find very detailed information (including maps) on how to get to our condos from POP HERE.
Stay up to date on The Dominican Republic Jazz Fest by visiting their website.