Tourism August 13, 2019 | 8:29 am

Get ready for Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Press Release

Santo Domingo.- The 23rd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, presented by FEDUJAZZ and the Ministry of Tourism hosts Jazz Legends at free concerts on the north coast and Punta Cana recognizing music, culture and the arts. Celebrating a rich history spanning over two decades, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival welcomes internationally acclaimed artists every year.\

Each year’s Festival is centered on a musical theme. Marco Pignataro, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival’s Artistic Adviser, and Executive Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute shared that the 2019 Festival will be a celebratory tribute to jazz in Latin America.

Festival Date, Show Location, Featured Artists

Saturday, August 30 & 31, 2019 – Cap Cana, Los Establos

Friday, October 25, 2019 – Santiago, Centro Leon

Saturday, October 26, 2019 – Puerto Plata, Plaza de la Independencia

Friday, November 1, 2018 – Sosúa, Playa Alicia

Saturday, November 2, 2019– Cabarete, Cabarete Beach

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Cabarete, Cabarete Beach

Jazz Festival Summer Edition in Cap Cana

Setting a historical precedent, 2018 marked the first year a Dominican Republic Jazz Festival took place in Punta Cana. This magnificent representation of the festival was enjoyed with award-winning exponents of the jazz genre in Cap Cana for the first time. The Summer Edition will be held this year on August 30 & 31, 2019.

The Summer Edition of the XXIII Dominican Republic Jazz Festival celebrates a “Tribute to Jazz in Latin America” featuring Chucho Valdés, El Canario and Walter Smith III with Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Pre-Festival activities will include educational music workshops for local students on August 30th, and a pre-concert jam at the Cap Cana Marina on August 31st at 7:00 p.m. The main event will be held at the elegant Cap Cana Stables on the evenings of August 30 & 31, 2019.

More about the Festival & Foundation

All Dominican Republic Jazz Festival shows are free and open to the public, with VIP tickets and priority seating available for purchase. Proceeds of VIP ticket sales benefit FEDUJAZZ, the music education foundation of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival. FEDUJAZZ provides free music education for the youth of the Dominican Republic. Currently, there are one hundred students attending free music classes at the foundation’s center in Cabarete. Hundreds of schoolchildren from the North Coast of the Dominican Republic also attend educational music workshops with the renowned musicians performing at the jazz festival each year.

Maria Elena Gratereaux, President of the FEDUJAZZ board, thanks the public and the FEDUJAZZ team for making this free event a reality, saying, “The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is created by many who believe in the importance of the cultural and artistic contribution to our country; and at the same time it helps us to fulfill the objectives of the foundation of bringing music education to local children. These children have the opportunity to live musically all their lives, and here they are imbued with responsibility, love, peace, honesty, teamwork and respect for the environment.”