‘Puerto Varas Big band” was formed on August 20th, 2003, at the Municipal Academy of Music of Puerto Varas, Chile, as a response to the interest in Jazz, a relatively new musical activity in this area.
In 2005 they participated in the Second International Festival of Big Bands at Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, in the Second Jazz Festival at Puerto Montt, and at the Jazz Festival in Puerto Varas and then went on tour all over Chile.
In 2006 represented the 10th Chilean Region at the International Book Fair in Santiago, and also participated in the program “’Morande with Company”.
In 2007, they continue to carry out various activities and concerts, participating at the XIII Music Camps version of “Isla Mancera Marquez” playing at the Theater in Lago Frutillar and at the Jazz Festival at Coronel. Between October and December they recorded their first album “Puerto Varas Big Band”.
In October 2008, they began a three-week tour in Canada, invited by Neruda Productions, a producer from Waterloo, Canada. On this tour they played 10 concerts in the cities of Waterloo, Kitchener, Toronto and Montreal, ending with a big concert in the theater “Center in the Square” in Kitchener, receiving an excellent response from the public and sharing the stage with the symphony of Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario.
At the moment, the band is independent, renewing members and widening their horizons in their artistic quest.