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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 festivals 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.