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The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival hosted a reception and live music preview in New York, September 2013, with Artistic Director Ramon Vazquez and Latin jazz great Rufus Reid, along with internationally acclaimed performers Ivan Renta, Edsel Gomez and Lakshmi Marfil Delgado (all artists will perform at the Jazz Festival). The event was held at Taina Café, in Manhattan and was attended by travel agents, press, jazz enthusiasts and Caribbean aficionados. Presented by the Dominican Ministries of Tourism and Culture, JetBlue, and businesses such as Ron Macorix, Millennium Resort & Spa, Sea Horse Ranch, Listin Diario, Municipality of Sosua and Cibao Recycling, an evening of great music, ambiance, friendship and the unique blend of Macorix rum was enjoyed by all. Special Guests included Lucien Echavarria, NY Director of Ministry of Tourism Dominican Republic, Wall Street Journal, GlobeTrotterTV, Waldo Tejada of I Love Dominican Republic, StyleMusicTV, Amalia Gomez of Maestro Cares Foundation and Benjamin de Menil of iASO Records.