Festival Brochure

About the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

The Dominican Republic Jazz festival is one of the biggest cultural events in the Caribbean, with twenty years of history. Annually presenting a series of free concerts on the North Coast of the DR, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival has enjoyed participation by internationally acclaimed artists such as the prestigious GRAMMY Award winners Esperanza Spalding, Chuck Mangione, David Sanchez, Ray Baretto, Nestor Torres, Chucho Valdes and Arturo Sandoval, Ignacio Berroa, John Patitucci, and Joe Lovano among others.

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Vision

FEDUJAZZ, the non-profit Education Foundation of the Festival offers free music education to children from under-served communities, and special workshops for local musicians.  Many of the artists participating in the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival offer workshops to support the cultural development of hundreds of local children every year.

Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Organizing Committee:

Fulgencio Morel Ochoa
María Elena Gratereaux
Jennifer Kirkman
Anahid Avakian
Mercedes Coste
Tania  Imbert 


Executive Director:

Maria Amalia Quesada 


Artistic Advisory Committee:

Lorenzo Sancassani
Marco Pignataro



Rodolfo Morales 



Aurora Dominguez

Giselle Viñas