2019 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival – Summer & Fall Edition tribute to Jazz in Latin America

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The 23rd 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 and Punta Cana recognizing music, culture and the arts. Learn more about the line-up of artists performing this year on our website.

Celebrating a rich history spanning over two decades, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival welcomes internationally acclaimed artists every year. Marco Pignataro, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival’s Artistic Adviser, and Executive Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute shared that the 2019 Festival will be a tribute to jazz in Latin America.

Festival Date, Show Location, Time

Saturday, August 30 & 31, 2019, 7pm – Cap Cana, Los Establos

Friday, October 25, 2019, 8pm – Santiago, Centro Leon

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6pm – Puerto Plata, UASD-Puerto Plata

Friday, November 1, 2018, 8pm – Sosúa, Playa Alicia

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8pm– Cabarete, Cabarete Beach

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 8pm – Cabarete, Cabarete Beach

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.

Jazz Festival Summer Edition in Cap Cana

Setting a historical precedent, 2018 marked 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 for the first time. The Summer Edition took place this year on August 30 & 31, 2019.

The Summer Edition of the XXIII Dominican Republic Jazz Festival celebrated a “Tribute to Jazz in Latin America” featuring Chucho Valdés, El Canario and Walter Smith III with Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Pre-Festival activities included educational music workshops for local students on August 30th, and a pre-concert jam at the Cap Cana Marina on August 31st at 7:00 p.m. The main event was held at the elegant Cap Cana Stables on the evenings of August 30 & 31, 2019.

Contact FEDUJAZZ for more details at (809) 809-571-9350,