GRAMMY Award Winning Musician and Jazz Legends to Perform at Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, in Puerto Plata, Sosúa and Cabarete
November 1 – 4, 2018

The 22nd Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, presented by FEDUJAZZ and the Ministry of Tourism, will host five nights of free concerts recognizing music, culture and the arts beginning in Santiago on October 26, and from November 1 – 4, 2018 in Puerto Plata, Sosúa and Cabarete.

Celebrating a rich history spanning over twenty years, the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival welcomes internationally acclaimed artists such as the GRAMMY Award-winning singer Luciana Souza, harp virtuoso Edmar Castaneda, legendary Cuban vocalist, and Buena Vista Social Club member Omara Portuondo, and Afro-Caribbean fusion pioneer singer-songwriter Xiomara Fortuna.

The festival will also feature performances by accomplished artists from around the globe including Sicilian vocalist Sissy Castriobani, Isreali singer-songwriter Tutti Druyan featuring Edmar Colón, innovative fusion group El Prodigy featuring saxophonist Sandy Gabriel, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Santo Domingo’s Grupo Bonyé.

The 2018 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival celebrates and explores the role of the human voice in the world of jazz. Maria Elena Gratereaux, Executive Director of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival coveys that “In this new edition of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival, we present jazz that unites, that connects us, and sends a message of faith, joy, peace, and union among all people.”

Festival Date, Show Location, Featured Artists

Friday, October 26, 2018 – Santiago, Centro Leon
· Edmar Castañeda

Thursday, November 1 – Puerto Plata, Plaza de la Independencia – 8pm 
· Xiomara Fortuna
· Sissy Castriobani

Friday, November 2 – Sosúa, Playa Alicia – 6pm 

Fashion Show: Mothers and children will model designs by Sissy Bermudez in support of the FEDUJAZZ Foundation.

Diego and Tamara at FEDUJAZZ Fashion Show

This is a fundraising ticketed event. Tickets are available for OneClick Cabarete clients with a 15% discount when purchased in advance at OneClick Cabarete office.

Tickets are also available at FEDUJAZZ for 2,500 RD.

FEDUJAZZ provides free music education for the youth of the Dominican Republic. Currently, there are one hundred students attending classes at the foundation’s center in Cabarete.

Nov. 2 FEDUJAZZ Fashion Show Event Performers:
· Tutti Druyan featuring Edmar Colón
· Grupo Bonyé

Saturday, November 3 – Cabarete, Playa de Cabarete – 8pm
· Luciana Souza (GRAMMY Award winner)
· Berklee Global Jazz Institute

Sunday, November 4 – Cabarete, Cabarete Beach
· Omara Portuondo – (Buena Vista Social Club member)
· El Prodigo & Sandy Gabriel (Dominican Republic national stars)

The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival is sponsored by such companies as Jet Blue, Brugal, Berklee Global Jazz Institute, United States Embassy, Lifestyle Holidays, Sea Horse Ranch, Cibao Recycling, Casa Linda, Gratereaux Delva & Associates, Millennium Resort, Viva Wyndham Tangerine, Amhsa Marina, Gansevoort, Banco del Progreso, Israel Embassy, Centro León, Reef Condos, Villa Taina, OK Motors, VH Hotels – Gran Ventana, Blue JackTar, and Emisora Raíces, among others.

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 classes at the foundation’s center in Cabarete.

Throughout the festival, free music workshops and master classes for local children and FEDUJAZZ students will be held at each concert location, led by the renowned international musicians participating in the festival. Locations include including Centro León, Renovation Cultural Society, Casa Marina Amphitheater, Casa de Arte de Sosua, FEDUJAZZ, and Cabarete Beach.

Contact FEDUJAZZ for more details at 809-571-9350, info@drjazzfestival.com.