2015 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

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The 2015 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival celebrates its 19th edition with four nights of free concerts featuring lively performances at breathtaking venues in Santiago, Puerto Plata, Sosúa, and Cabarete Beach November 4-8, 2015.

Since 1992, the oldest free music festival on the island has played host to an array of talented artists. While crafting the most important platform for the sharing of Jazz and Latin music in the Caribbean, it is said that the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival represents Latin Jazz at its finest.

Among this year’s sensational line up is 2 Grammy winning artist and a Grammy nominee. It’s worth noting that when the Jazz Festival comes to Cabarete, the stage will be set up within short walking distance from our hotel making it the perfect place to book a room for the concerts happening in Cabarete.


Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – Santiago, Centro Leon 8:00 PM
Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo with Javier Vargas (Dominican Republic) Featuring Special Guests Jim Kelly, Jim Odgren and Jason Camelio (USA)
Student Loan String Band (United States)

Thursday, November 5, 2015 – Sosua, Casa Marina Amphitheater 8:00 PM
Big Band Conservatory of Santo Domingo with Javier Vargas (Dominican Republic) Featuring Special Guests Jim Kelly, Jim Odgren and Jason Camelio (USA)
Roy Assaf Trio (Israel)

Friday, November 6, 2015 – Puerto Plata, Parque Central 8:00 PM
Manuel Tejada (Dominican Republic)
Berklee Global Jazz Institute (USA)
Grammy winner David Sanchez (Puerto Rico)
Saturday, November 7, 2015 – Cabarete Beach 8:00 PM
Josean Jacobo (Dominican Republic)
Grammy winner John Patitucci (USA)

Sunday, November 8, 2015 – Cabarete Beach 8:00 PM
Mario Canonge Trio (France)
Pengbian Sang and Retro Jazz (Dominican Republic)
Grammy nominee Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba)



FEDUJAZZ, the non-profit Education Foundation of the Jazz Festival, will be offering workshops and clinics to children from the closest “barrios” as well as specialized workshops for musicians. Every year many of the artists team up with FEDUJAZZ to give free workshops aimed at cultivating the musical motivation and cultural development of hundreds of local children. If you are interested in donating to the program that actually works all year round, you can read more about their goals in helping to raise graduation rates in the Dominican Republic and donate via their profile on GlobalGiving.org.

To find more detailed information on the 2015 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival visit drjazzfestival.com