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XIX Dominican Republic Jazz Festival Celebrates GRAMMY Award Winning Artists

Cabarete, Dominican Republic – The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival will celebrate five nights of free concerts, Nov. 4-8, 2015, in the towns of Santiago, Sosúa, Puerto Plata, and Cabarete. Presented by FEDUJAZZ and the Dominican Ministry of Tourism, the renowned cultural event is the longest-running jazz Festival in the Caribbean.

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is pleased to announce that Matt Marvuglio, Dean of the Performance Division at Berklee College of Music, and Marco Pignataro, Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute are joining the Artistic Advisory Board for the festival, and will also serve as advisors to FEDUJAZZ, the education foundation that provides free music education for youth of the Dominican Republic.

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 among many other talents.

The festival is free, but VIP Tickets are available, enabling priority seating, complimentary beverages, and other festival perks with proceeds benefiting the music foundation FEDUJAZZ.

The FEDUJAZZ music program aims to provide children with free music programs that enhance their overall education and increase life opportunities. Currently there are over one hundred and fifty students attending free music classes at the new center in Cabarete. Additionally, over one thousand schoolchildren from the North Coast of the Dominican Republic participate in the music workshops held in conjunction with the renowned musicians performing at the jazz festival.

The 19th Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is presented by the Ministry of Tourism, and sponsors include Ron Macorix, JetBlue, the United States Embassy, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Gratereaux Delva & Associates Law Firm, Sea Horse Ranch Luxury Resort, Ultravioleta Boutique Residences, Millennium Resort & Spa, Casa Linda, the Municipality of Sosúa, Cibao Recycling and BanReservas.


Oct 26, 2015

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