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 workshops and clinics to children from the closest “barrios” as well as specialized Workshops for musicians.  Many of the artists participating in the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival give free workshops in order to help in the musical motivation and 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
  • Cecilia Venel

Artistic Advisory Committee

  • Lorenzo Sancassani
  • Marco Pignataro


  • Emmanuel Pena
  • Jefry Casimiro
  • Ramon Solano
  • Giselle Viñas
  • Alex Matas
  • Pere Manrese


  • Aurora Dominguez